The Rifton SoloLift provides the unique capability for achieving many types of patient transfers, including floor-to-stand, sit-to-stand, and seat-to-seat (wheelchair-to-commode) transfers. In this video clip, therapists and facility managers talk about the features they love. A transcript is provided below for viewers with hearing disabilities.
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[00:00:02.03] Carol Chiulli, PT: I would definitely recommend the SoloLift because it does a variety of things. It can be used in transfers from wheelchair to mat table, from wheelchair to commode or toilet, and also from wheelchair to the gait trainer. It is truly the only front-loading device that we know of, that can get somebody into a gait trainer. So it really serves a variety of purposes.
[00:00:24.06] Peggy Amler MA, OT/L: And we've not found any other piece of equipment that can bring someone from supine on the floor, up to a standing position. I was pleased to see that it was so stable. I get concerned when you're picking somebody up from the floor, that the piece of equipment is going to be tipping forward a little bit. This was very stable. I think that the pivot mechanism on the SoloLift is really unique and that's another feature that makes it very possible to transfer someone from the wheelchair into a Pacer gait trainer.
[00:00:57.28] Patricia Dalrymple, Day Hab. Coordinator: The broader base, which brings the lift closer and is able to better position the people in their chairs, prevents staff from having to do two or three different manual lifts to get them into their contoured seating. Also, because of the width of the newer technology wheelchairs you were almost doing four and five lifts, even though you were trying to use a mechanical lift and that's something I see with the SoloLift, that it's forward thinking enough to adapting to the needs of, future needs of, people with developmental disabilities.
[00:01:32.16] Linda Bollinger-Lunger, PT: From a therapeutic point of view, I could see us being able to use the lift, especially because it doesn't take quite as much time as some of our other lifts to get ready. That is one of the big drawbacks of people using lifts that take a long time that it cuts into their therapy time. So, to do a max assist lift, is sometimes easier, in time, but ultimately could cause some pain or injury to the person doing the lift. And that's one of the reasons why the lift, the SoloLift, you could put that vest on and you really can eliminate some of the pressures that can be created by doing a max-assist lift of two people.