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Mechanical Patient Lift

A pump activated piece of equipment that is used by a caregiver to reposition or move a user from one surface to another. Great for people that cannot transfer on their own related to weakness or illness.


  • if used correctly, more safe to move a user both for the caregiver and user themselves
  • reduced risk of falls
  • is stand alone
  • hydraulic powered and can still be operated during power outages


  • requires training from a professional on how to safely use this device
  • expensive
  • need a good amount of clear pathways to safely use
  • can be timely to set up and utilize correctly

Also Known As

  • hoyer lift
  • patient lift
  • mechanical lift