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    Senior Member jack's Avatar
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    sure hands lifts problems

    what sort of problems were people having with the surehands lift. it looks easiest if one can tolerate it?

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    jack

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    I'll leave this one to the people who are actually using it.
    CKF

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    Jack, we've had one for almost 5 years now; I'm the primary user, as hubbie can do manual transfers with Matt. I love it!! We've had no problems with it at all, other than me forgetting to charge it one time. We just have a track over the bed and in a straight line across the room to use for bed/wheelchair transfers. When Matt is up in his chair, the Surehands just gets parked over his bed. Takes all of about 2 minutes to complete the transfer.
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    problems encountered by kld

    what problems did your patients report that made you decide not to reccomend.

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    jack

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    I've had one for a couple of years. I use it to transfer in/out of bed. Works perfectly. Hadn't had a problem yet with the mechanics. However when I'm suffering AD (usually due to UTI) I'll experience severe episodes. My blood pressure will soar and cause me to pass out. The four times it's happened the unit kept me safe. Never have fallen out of it when being unconscious. Because of those experiences I make sure I always have someone with me when I even suspect I have anything that might come close to causing me to sink into AD.

    My wife loves it because it greatly lessens the wear and tear on her back.

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    I've had one for a couple of years using it to get in/out of bed to chair and have also had no mechanical problems. I have passed out in mine a handful of times though, never close to falling out. Always when I've been up in the air for an extended amount of time (maybe 2 minutes +) for odd reasons. Over all it is great for me and I am glad I have it.

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    Never had a problem. Easy to use. I use the body support to lift me up.
    It is great not needing to use a nylon sling.
    2 1/2 years.
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

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