Home Lifts - Occupational Therapists

At MMS Medical we recognise the benefits of adapting homes to enhance the health and well being of older individuals, disabled adults and children and their families and support network. We acknowledge the transformative potential of creating a more accessible living environment.

By fostering increased independence, reducing inherent risks and diminishing the reliance on external assistance , home adaptations play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life for our clients.

Our experience in installing Home Lifts for over 30 years and the feedback from our clients demonstrates how a home lift can make life much easier now and into the future and aids independent living while ensuring people can stay in their own homes.

If you are an Occupational Therapist and need assistance or advice in relation to Home Lifts for your client contact the MMS Medical team on 021 4618000 or email info@mmsmedical.ie. Download “Home Lifts a Guide for Occupational Therapists ” here

FAQ for Vertical Lift Considerations

Q1. Who are vertical lifts generally suitable for? A: Vertical lifts are generally suitable for wheelchair users or individuals with progressive mobility difficulties who need to move between different levels within a building.

Q2. What should be considered for long-term needs when planning for a vertical lift installation? A: When planning for long-term needs, it’s essential to consider the service user’s condition and prognosis to ensure that the chosen lift can accommodate their changing requirements over time.

Q3. How do I determine the correct lift option for a wheelchair user?  A: Consider the size and type of wheelchair ( manual, power )  that may need to be accommodated in the lift to ensure a proper fit and safe transportation. Other consideration include whether attendant/carer assistance is required.

Q4. How many people can use a domestic vertical lift at a time? A: Domestic vertical lifts are typically designed for one person at a time. If constant assistance or supervision is needed, other options should be considered. These include Through Floor Lifts and Short Rise Platform Lifts

Q5. What factors should be assessed regarding the service user’s abilities to operate the lift? A: It’s essential to assess whether the service user possesses the cognitive, perceptual, and physical abilities to safely manage the lift independently. If assistance is needed, family members or care assistants may be required.

Q6. Will the installation of a domestic vertical lift disrupt the household? A: Domestic vertical lifts generally do not require an extension to the household, minimizing disruption during installation.

Q7. Are external vertical lifts a viable option in limited spaces? A: Yes, external vertical lifts can be considered when space is limited.

Q8. Is a site survey necessary before installing a vertical lift?     A: Yes, a survey of the proposed site is required by the contractor to confirm the suitability of the area and ensure compliance with current legislation, including fire regulations.

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