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I could have used one  of those but did nott know they existed.. I looked for one of those things that go ver the bedand have a trapeze you can grab and could not find one either...

Good luck to you , I hope someone has one..

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Give Lidia a call at Lakeside Medical. She helped us find a second hand recliner that also went forward to put the occupant on their feet. Her cell number is (was?) 333-156-9080 and the store is 766-2088. She is not often at the store but, if her cell number doesn't work, they would have a new one.

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In  Guadalajara there is a medical equipment supply store that has them (and lots of other stuff). 

Medilab, at Federalismo Sur #5,

www.medilabguadalajara.com.mx for the online catalog

And Lidia at Lakeside Medical has them to rent.  I would rent before buying to make sure the hoist works out for you -- I found it to be very awkward and cumbersome to get the patient onto the sling, and it ended up being easier to make transfers from bed to chair manually - with muscle.  But that won't work if you're moving someone big.

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I did just that transfer with muscle with my husband. and 200 000 pesos later I had to get my bicep re attached and my rotator cuff fixed.. not a great way to go.. In Chiapas none of the nice helper tool are available, not even electric beds for rent.. I ought some tools from Amazon but I did not know about those lfts, I would have een happy with a bar aboce the bed..

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27 minutes ago, bmh said:

I did just that transfer with muscle with my husband. and 200 000 pesos later I had to get my bicep re attached and my rotator cuff fixed.. not a great way to go.. In Chiapas none of the nice helper tool are available, not even electric beds for rent.. I ought some tools from Amazon but I did not know about those lfts, I would have een happy with a bar aboce the bed..

I assume you are talking about Bob. I am sorry he had a problem.  If you could have made it back here I would have helped. Tell Bob hi. Ron

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Bob, heck!  What about her... torn bicep and rotator cuff.  Let Bob/Bubba fall on the floor. "Br" sounds like the victim here. 😜

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There are recliners now (even for large size people) that absolutely recline flat like a bed for proper sleeping... and also varying positions in between for comfort... and also tilt up and forward to get someone into a supported standing position for transfer to a wheelchair. They are not cheap but are a godsend for the caregiver. It's difficult enough being a caregiver without becoming a patient yourself. Some things are just worth it. When not needed, it is just an ordinary recliner that can be part of your regular furniture... discreet but ready for action.

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3 hours ago, RickS said:

Bob, heck!  What about her... torn bicep and rotator cuff.  Let Bob/Bubba fall on the floor. "Br" sounds like the victim here. 😜

Careful Rick, you are treading very close to and could step on an Alabama Water Moccasin´s tail   .:(

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Rick is right , next time bob stays on the floor.. The recliner sounds like a good one..I will check it out for the next time....

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I have come across a couple of good websites to assist with decision making for helping the disabled. One thing to remember on the recliners is that you definitely want a chair that allows you to position both the chair and the footrest SEPARATELY. This issue was a big beef with my hubby because sometimes he just wanted the back reclined for comfort. Battery back up is also a good idea... especially here.

https://perfecthomecare.net/home-care-equipment/

https://forbigandheavypeople.com/extra-wide-lift-chairs/#Most_Comfortable_Lift_Chair_400_Lbs_Capacity

Suerte!

 

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3 hours ago, slainte39 said:

Careful Rick, you are treading very close to and could step on an Alabama Water Moccasin´s tail   .:(

"39", growing up in Louisiana gave me special abilities to avoid Alabama snakes.....😎

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21 minutes ago, RickS said:

"39", growing up in Louisiana gave me special abilities to avoid Alabama snakes.....😎

Yeah, if they need a body lift, you´re probably safe.

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