Finally the ball is rolling towards a ceiling lift. It only took 6 months or so, but I actually have a consultation today with the company that would install the ceiling lift. I don’t really know much about these lifts except for when I used them in the hospital. I just know it would be a space saver, and fingers crossed easier to use. Are there any questions I should ask? I’m sure there are different styles, any in particular to look at or avoid?
Good luck. I’m at a roadblock with the ceiling lift, because they won’t even sell me one as there’s no one around here to install it. So not only will insurance not cover it, but I can’t even buy one out of pocket. I’m guessing it’s due to liability concerns.
It took over 6 months of searching for my caseworker to find a provider that will do it. Insurance won’t cover it but the waiver I’m on should. The guy who came out said they do about a dozen or so every year. Once they get the go ahead, it shouldn’t take much to install I guess.
Adnan, my hope is that a ceiling lift will be easier to maneuver and work better in my small space. Since I only use the Hoyer for transfers within my bedroom I thought it would be a good option. I’ll keep my regular Hoyer for backup.
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