hoyer lift question in HH care.....

  1. HI... I was just wondering if any of you use a hoyer in HH,, My BIG question is...It is supposed to be a @person process...I know this... What do you personally do if you are there alone? Do you even attempt the hoyer by yourself?
    I am very concerned about this... I have a possible case.... and I just need some input....THX!!
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  3. by   hoolahan
    I don't know about anyone else, but I have used it alone many times. I think as long as you are comfortable with it, and use it safely, why not?? We expect family members to use it alone, so why shoudn't we??

    Safe meaning, you are never having the person dangling in mid-air, they are put in the lift, you are the chair already placed right there, the legs of the base are spread for more support, and you are sure you know how to operate it and it is in good working order. Why not call the DME co for an inservice? What do the manufacturer recommendations say?

    Good luck.