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    vendor knowledge needed for lift sling combo for sitting position

    Hi I have been trying now for over a year to get information of a lift/sling combo that can lift Anthony out of bed and put him in a straight up sitting position so I can get him into his stander by myself. I've looked at youtube videos, asked his dme, etc. and can't get any straight answers. Ive looked at tons of pics of commode slings thinking that would work but without actually seeing a picture of someone in one I have no idea what to buy. Right now we have a 4point hoyer lift and a usling. I've tried all different combinations of placing the straps short and long, vertical arm and horizontal arm, etc. Does anyone know of a specific type of lift/sling combo we should look at to get this task done?

    He has a great stander but I can't get him into it because the lift/sling combo we have now will only do a reclining position so when i hover him over the stander (in the chair position) obviously I can't get him to a sitting position. Also because of this for years I have had to turn his wheelchair backwards and tilt it back and move him over the back end of it so he can get in it.

    Anthony has no upper body control. I'm trying to find the right combo of lift arm in conjunction with I don't know what type of sling? He has this kind of lift now with the big 4 point cradle arm http://mobilitybasics.ca/patient-lifts/hoyer4point. He has this type of sling now http://www.patientliftusa.com/catalo...esult/?q=70012

    I'm wondering if this type of lift cradle would work better http://www.patientliftusa.com/invaca...ient-lift.html and with what sling type . . .so was hoping someone had this knowledge
    Cindy Waters
    mom to Anthony, right c5, left c4 (24yo)
    injury march 2003

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    what I have found out so far is we think his sling is too small for him he is about 6ft and the leg straps barely reach under his legs. My problem now is trying to find out if I can use any brand sling with his hoyer lift or if I have to stick to the hoyer slings.
    Cindy Waters
    mom to Anthony, right c5, left c4 (24yo)
    injury march 2003

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