Lifting/ Transfer Aids - Total Moving and Transfer Protection

Lifting/ Transfer Aids: Total Movement/ Transfer Protection

Lifting/ Transfer Aids help you and your helpers rotate, swing or turn you safely. Making it possible for you to move from one place to another. Or one position to another. Without strain on you or them.

It is most important to take good care to protect yourself and those caring for you from strains and falls. Otherwise, if they become injured, who will help you with the things you need to do?

 

If you have a paid helper, you still want to take good care of them because once you find a good one, they are almost impossible to replace.

 

The trick is to make sure that your helper -  whether paid, volunteer, or family - is using good lifting and moving techniques.  Also that they learn how to use some of the lifting and transferring aids that are available. These will help to protect their backs.  

 

A poor knowledge of these will put them - and you - at a huge risk of injury. So please make sure that they practice. And that everyone follows all of the safety rules.

 

The easiest and safest way to transfer you is with a gait belt. This is exactly what it sounds like - a belt that you use when you are walking (or during transfers if you do not walk at all anymore). The belt fits along your waist and is used to securely hold you safely to your chair, toilet, or bed.

 

Gait Belts give added security while you're walking. Clothings can tear when it is grabbed, probably to prevent a fall. If you are going to fall and your helper grabs you, the gait belt can give them a secure way to keep you from hitting the floor hard.

 

A bedside handle can be helpful as well. If you can bear your own weight, it allows you to steady yourself while your helper is adjusting your clothing or getting the chair ready for the day. If you cannot bear your weight any longer, the bedside handle is still useful to hold onto before lifting. Then you can get adjusted to sitting up before moving on to standing or being lifted.

 

Finally, if you are unable to assist during your lifts and transfers at all, it might be time to consider a Hoist. These may be intimidating for your helper at first. But with some practice, they will soon be like old hands.

 

Your helper should be properly trained by an occupational therapist, or other professional on the use of hoists, before using it. A paid companion should have this training from the company that employs them and can possibly teach the family how to use it.

 

Contact us for further help and information on the ideal moving and transfer aid to meet your uniqe need.

 

Lifting and Transfer Aids, Manual Handling Aids, Repositioning Aids, Transfer Boards, Turning Aids and Slings to Aid your Mobility. Mobility Aids for Elderly, Child or Disabled, to meet all your Mobility/ Disability Needs.

Choose from our Wide offering of Mobility/ Disability Lifting, Transfer Aids & Manual Handling Aids to take the Strain off Repositioning and Transfer Manoeuvres. Increase your Safety, Comfort and Independence...

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Bedroom Aids - Bed Hand BlocksBedroom Aids - Bed Hand BlocksDesigned to help a person raise themselves up in bed or a seat, to relieve pressure on the bottoms. Also used during the positioning of bed pans, e.t.c and can assist users move up and down the bed. Features a comfortable hand grip and a firm, slip-resistant base. Can promote dignity and independence in bed...
Electric Leg Lifters - Airflo Leg LifterElectric Leg Lifters - Airflo Leg LifterAids in the effortless lifting of your legs into bed independently. Or with minimum moving and handling risk to your carer. A portable, discreet solution you attach to your bed - underneath the mattress. And fits neatly at the bedside when not in use. Can be used on a majority of standard and profiling beds. An inflatable cushion, which is easy to operate with its' supplied hand control. Includes a machine-washable cover for an easy clean and added durability. Operated by the quiet, easily transportable, battery-powered Airflo air compressor...
Electric Pillow Lifters - Handy Pillow LiftElectric Pillow Lifters - Handy Pillow LiftA lightweight, air-filled, pillow lift which elevates you to a seated position at the touch of a button. Provides excellent, stable, supportive and comfortable back support. Operated by a very quiet, low air-pressure, using the Airflow power source supplied. Easy to operate, giving a smooth inflation/ deflation experience. Compact and portable - rolls up for travelling with no fixtures/ fittings needed. Ideal for use on every type/ size of bed...
Electric Pillow Lifters - Medeci Pillow LifterElectric Pillow Lifters - Medeci Pillow LifterA lightweight, powererd Aluminium backrest that sits on top of your existing mattress. It helps you rise and/ or lower your head in bed with comfortable ease. Ideal for use at home or in care homes. Powered by a low-voltage transformer with back-up batteries. This enables temporary use of the pillow lifter in the event of a power failure. Easy to operate, quiet during use and allows sitting angles from 5° to 65°. Adjustable to your ideal, comfortable height by the press of a button. Comes complete with a mattress pad that secures to your bed frame. Can be comfortably left in place while lying in bed...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Anti-Slip Foot PadMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Anti-Slip Foot PadA really helpful solution to the problem of feet slipping whether in bed, out of bed or in a chair. Place the pad on the surface where you need more grip and your feet won’t slip. Both surfaces of the Anti-slip Foot Pad are non-slip. Easy to wash and launder...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - AutoSlide Transfer AidMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - AutoSlide Transfer AidAllows you to turn and move sideways with greater ease. Features an easy-to-fit, soft, padded exterior. The outer surface and straps are made of polyester while the inside surface is made from an ultra low-friction, sliding material. Robust handles enable a carer to provide assistance, if needed. Whilst secure fitting in the car seat prevents you from sliding forward...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Bariatric Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Bariatric Transfer BoardLarger, curved profile designed to aid the transfer of heavier users. With lacquered finish and anti-slip pads on the underside, it is extremely strong and durable. Wipe clean with disinfectant solution...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Comfylift Handling BeltMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Comfylift Handling BeltFeatures a broad, padded belt with a quick-release buckle. Four strategically placed hand-loops make transfers easier, safer and more comfortable for users and carers. Machine washable at 70ºC. Available in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Curved Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Curved Transfer BoardParticularly suitable for side transfers when used with chairs that have fixed armrests. Ideal for use where the user has good upper limb/ arms strength, and sitting balance, to slide from one seated position to another. Strong enough to bridge large gaps between transfer surfaces. Slip-resistant pads on the underside prevents them moving during transfers...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Derwent Gyro Floor Turning AidMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Derwent Gyro Floor Turning AidReduces strain for both user and carer during transfers. The hard plastic base is fitted with antislip spheres, which give excellent stability on a wide range of surfaces. The plastic base also raises it off the floor, making it very easy to pick up off the floor. An effective and durable floor turning aid. Ideal for users who can bear their own weight during transfers, but need additional support to swivel round before sitting/ standing...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Disposable Glide SheetsMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Disposable Glide SheetsDesigned to be allocated to one user, for multiple use and then disposed of - to prevent cross infection. Available in four sizes to suit the user and/ or transfer situation. Supplied in packs of 10...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - EasiGlide Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - EasiGlide Transfer BoardFeatures anti-slip pads on the underside, to provide stability during transfers between beds and shower trolleys, X-ray, operating tables or similar transfers. Can be used to bridge gaps up to 200mm (7¾"), as well as small differences in height. Features numerous handgrips, for convenience of use and transport. Folds for easy transport and storage...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - EasyGlide Plastic Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - EasyGlide Plastic Transfer BoardIdeal for transfers between surfaces which are at different heights. A flexible, plastic transfer board particularly suitable for bridging short distances. Features anti-slip pads to prevent movement during transfer and folding edges to protect clothing when transferring from a wheelchair...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - FlexiMove Repositioning AidMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - FlexiMove Repositioning AidA flexible plastic transfer board, with comfortable foam rubber padding. With water-repellent, smooth, nylon cover which allows easy sliding in bed. Used in moving people further up in bed; turning; and side-ways transfers. Features tubular straps in a figure of eight under the board. These provide strong and flexible handles...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Glide and Lock SheetMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Glide and Lock SheetVery useful for people who tend to slide down the bed or towards the edge of their chair.Slides only one-way, assisting a user to slide themselves back in their chair, wheelchair or bed in a sitting position. The slip-resistant material in the base then locks into place and prevents the user from slipping forward. Breathable and waterproof topsheet - designed to be left in place under the user. Available in 3 sizes for chair, wheelchair or bed use...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Handling SlingMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Handling SlingFeatures dual-purpose handles and fleeced fabric, which allows flexibility and carer comfort. Designed to extend the carer’s reach in moving and handling procedures where trunk support is needed. Can also be used together with other small transfer aids. Machine-washable up to 70ºC...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - JustGo Turning CushionMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - JustGo Turning CushionA unique-shaped turning cushion. It is designed with no moving parts and can be left in place for a whole car journey then stored or rolled up when not in use. Features a lightweight, silicon-coated, nylon cover. With a high-density foam inner-cushion for added comfort. Designed to assist a person in rotating themselves into position to get out of a car with greater ease. Easy to use...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Lateral Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Lateral Transfer BoardFeatures a non-slip base and easy- slide, smooth-surfaced top. And tapered edges and hand holes, to allow easy insertion and removal. These allow patient transfers from one surface to another, without the need for lifting nor sliding. Ideal for patient sideways transfer onto a bed, theatre table, shower trolley or other flat surface by bridging the gap between the two surfaces. Must be used with a Slide Sheet...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Lightweight Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Lightweight Transfer BoardLight-weight, with hand-holds - making it an excellent choice for self transfer. With low profile anti-slip pads and an anti-bacterial lacquer finish for infection control. Unique flared shape designed to provide stability and the gentle curve makes it suitable for forward or side transfers. Features slip-resistant pads on the underside to prevent them moving during transfers...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Long Transfer Board 30"Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Long Transfer Board 30"Features two hand holds to aid positioning and movement. Ideal for use where the user has good upper limb/ arms strength. And good sitting balance, to slide from one seated position to another. Strong enough to bridge large gaps between transfer surfaces. Slip-resistant pads on the underside to prevent them moving during transfers...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Mini/ Maxi Handling BeltsMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Mini/ Maxi Handling BeltsFeature comfortable padded handles for a secure and comfortable grip. With quick-release buckle for ease of use. Maxi Handling Belts feature four vertical and three horizontal padded handles. The Mini Handling Belts have two vertical and two horizontal padded handles. Machine washable at up to 70ºC...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Mobility Leg LifterMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Mobility Leg LifterReinforced polyester webbing strap. Assists one with good hand grip and strength to lift their legs into the bed or onto a footrest/ footplate. Available in two versions - Single Handled and Double Handled. The Double Handled version gives you more ease and control in lifting the leg...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Moving and Handling KitMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Moving and Handling KitIdeal as a high-quality starter kit, to cover basic manual handling needs. Or for training and assessments. It includes: Straight Plastic Transfer Board, NRS Handling Belt Medium size, Rota Pad, Multi Mover Plus Slide Sheet - Standard size. Comes complete with a handy bag, for easy storage and portability...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi Mover Plus MultipackMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi Mover Plus MultipackIdeal for training or assessment. With brightly-coloured sheets to make identification easier. Includes the three most popular sizes of the Multi- Mover Plus slide sheets. Supplied in a handy bag with a secure fastening and over-the-shoulder carry handle. Each pack includes one each, of the following Multi Mover Plus Slide Sheets: Small - Red, Standard - Blue, Long - Yellow...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi-Mover BasicMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi-Mover BasicFeatures tape-free edges, so ideal for users at particular risk of skin friction during transfers. Manufactured from lightweight, durable, coated nylon. These low friction slide sheets provide a versatile, economical transfer and positioning aid. Available in four new sizes, to suit most repositioning situations/ manoeuvers...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi-Mover Flat SheetsMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Multi-Mover Flat SheetsEnables horizontal transfers and helps improve carers' posture when performing tasks. Features extension straps which loop through the flat-sheet handles. Suitable for positioning a person in bed, transferring in and out of bed or for lateral transfers between beds or bed and trolley. Extremely useful for positioning on all kinds of surfaces. Can be used singularly or in pairs...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - NRS Handling BeltMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - NRS Handling BeltComfort-designed with padded handles to provide a secure but comfortable grip for the carer. Features an ergonometric contour-designed, fleece lining - with anti-slip section for user safety; and quick-release buckle for ease of use. Also with hanging loop for storage. Machine washable at up to 70ºC. Available in 4 sizes: Paediatric, Small, Medium and Large sizes...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - One Way Slide SheetMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - One Way Slide SheetDesigned to slide only in one direction. Ideal in moving a patient back into a chair or along a bed, e.t.c. If an attempt is made to slide in the opposite direction, it simply locks and prevents that. Features a built-in, pressure-care foam pad to provide extra comfort. Machine washable at 82°C...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Patient HandlerMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Patient HandlerFeatures contoured edges for comfort; A matt surface to ensure good grip; And twin hand-holes at each end which make it suitable for use by one or two carers. Durable, extremely secure, simple and safe to use. Extends the carer’s reach - whilst allowing close contact with the patient. Supplied complete with user instructions...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Patient Multi-Mover PlusMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Patient Multi-Mover PlusConstructed from a lightweight and durable, doubled fabric. The sheets allow for easy gliding between two surfaces, to reduce skin friction on the user - while making transfers easier for the carer. Designed by moving and handling consultants. Extremely versatile, allowing for safer and more comfortable transfer and positioning tasks. Available in four sizes - Standard (Blue); Small (Red); Wide (Green); Long (Yellow).
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Plastic Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Plastic Transfer BoardLightweight and ideal for self transfers when bridging small gaps. Its' smooth surface, tapered ends and hand grip aids easier sliding transfers. Low profile anti-slip pads on the underside prevent the board from slipping during the transfer. Wipe clean with mild disinfectant...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rollerslide Padded Slide BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rollerslide Padded Slide BoardFeatures an ultra low-friction cover material. Ideal for lying down, sideways transfers, the board is padded. This makes it more comfortable to use and more ideal for people who are sensitive to pain or injured. Can also be used with small height differences between surfaces and can bridge gaps of up to 200mm (7¾")...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rota CushionMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rota CushionA soft, padded, flexible turning disc ideal for use on car seats, chairs and beds. The Rota Cushion allows a smooth swivel transfer without painful jarring and twisting...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rota PadMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Rota PadA soft, padded, flexible turning disc ideal for use on floors. Top and bottom surfaces covered in slip resistant fabric for added safety. Pads can be removed from the central disc and washed at 72ºC. Allows a smooth swivel transfer without painful jarring and twisting...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Short Transfer Board 24"Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Short Transfer Board 24"Especially suitable for transfers in small, confined spaces. Ideal for use where the user has good upper limb/ arms strength, and sitting balance, to slide from one seated position to another. Strong enough to bridge large gaps between transfer surfaces. Slip-resistant pads on the underside to prevent them moving during transfers. With lacquered, wipe-clean surface for durability...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Snake Transfer BoardMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Snake Transfer BoardUnique, curved shape designed to hook around the arm of a chair during side transfers. With a large transfer area which gives stability during transfers. Features slip-resistant pads on the underside, to prevent them moving during transfers; And lacquered wipe-clean surface for durability...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Soft Swivelling SeatMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Soft Swivelling SeatConforms to the shape of your seat. It eases sideways movement when getting out of a car or any other seat. Features a rotating top surface, which is made from a padded, breathable fabric. The bottom has non-slip flock material for added safety. Lightweight and portable...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Swivel Seat DeluxeMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Swivel Seat DeluxeA comfortable and secure, fleece-covered, foam-padded seat that allows 90° rotation. You will find it helpful for getting in and out of your car. Supplied with a detachable harness that attaches safely onto a car seat belt. Flame retardant, with a fully washable cover at 40°C...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer Glide SheetMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer Glide SheetCan be used to transfer between two surfaces, such as from a trolley to a bed. Made from a durable, low-friction fabric with three long, webbing-handles on each side. Can also be used as a drag sheet in an emergency situation to move a fallen patient...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer StepMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer StepActs as a raised support for the feet when a person is sitting in their wheelchair during the day and doesn't find the wheelchair footplates comfortable. It allows a carer to assist a wheelchair user, particularly a shorter person, to stand and sit right back into their wheelchair. The cut-out shape enables a carer to get closer to the person more easily. Slip-resistant and can also be used around your toilet. Can be wiped clean with disinfectant...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer TurntableMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Transfer TurntableFeatures a 360° turning circle and a gripped upper surface for added user security. A strong and lightweight turntable, which provides smooth and easy rotation for transfers to and from a bed, chair, car, etc. Not recommended for independent use, and must only be used with assistance by a carer...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - TurnEasy Swivel CushionMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - TurnEasy Swivel CushionA comfortable and sturdy ABS plastic turntable. With a flame-retardant soft, fleecey, top cover over a foam cushion on a non-slip base. Ideal for use on dining room chairs, beds, sofas, and cars. Supplied complete with safety harness to attach to a car seat...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Ultra Transfer SlideMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - Ultra Transfer SlideFeatures looped handles which allows you to pull yourself across the surface with ease. This lightweight, plastic-moulded transfer board also features a smooth, wipe-clean surface. Clean with mild sterilising solution...
Moving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - WendyLett Glide SheetsMoving, Handling/ Lifting, Transfers - WendyLett Glide SheetsA unique, more convenient and safer option for patient turning and repositioning in bed. Works with a uniquely designed Draw Sheet and Base Sheet. This forms a system which is comfortable and safe enough to be left underneath the user, all day. Base Sheets allow easier turning by independent users, who don't need help turning in bed. Draw Sheets for when help is fully needed to turn in bed...
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