Stand Aid Hoists

At Shelden Healthcare we supply a range of standing hoists, which comprise of non-mechanical and automated hoists. A standing aid for the elderly can help improve quality of life for those who aren’t able to move by themselves or are unsteady on their feet.

Our range of standing aid hoists provide a cost-effective and safe solution for the movement of disabled or elderly patients who have mobility issues. If you're unsure about which stand aid hoist to choose, please give us a call on 0808 175 2937 and our team of experts will be more than happy to advise the best solution to suit you and your needs.

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Buying Guide & FAQs

What Is a Standing Aid?

A standing aid, also known as a sit-to-stand lift, is a patient handling tool that helps people with limited mobility to stand up from a seated position. The device typically consists of a seat, backrest, and arm supports, and uses manual or electric power to raise the user to a standing position. They are often found in hospitals and care homes but can also be used in private homes. 

Types of Standing Aids

There are a number of different types of standing aids available on the market. Some models are designed for use in the home, while others are made for care settings such as hospitals or care homes.

The two main types are mechanised and non-mechanised. Mechanised standing aids use electric or hydraulic power to assist the user in standing up, while non-mechanised models rely on the user’s own strength and movement to get into a standing position.

There are also a number of different designs, including those that sit on the floor, those that attach to a chair or wheelchair, and those that can be used alongside a hospital bed.

What To Look For In a Standing Aid

When choosing a standing aid, there are a few factors to consider. This buying guide should help you find the perfect mobility aid for you.

First, you’ll need to decide which type of device is right for you or your loved one. If the user has difficulty using their legs or arms, a mechanised model may be the best option.

Next, you’ll need to choose the right size and weight capacity. Most devices are designed for people who weigh up to 250 pounds (113 kilograms), but some models, such as bariatric hoists, can accommodate heavier users.

Finally, you’ll need to decide where the device will be used. As mentioned above, some standing aids are designed for use in the home, while others are made for care settings such as hospitals or nursing homes.

Invacare ISA Stand Aid

The Invacare ISA Stand Assist Hoist is a device made for use in the home or care setting and can accommodate users who weigh up to 160kg (25.1 stone).

The ISA features a comfortable seat and backrest, as well as arm supports that help the user to get into a standing position. The machine is operated by a hand control, and comes with four built-in casters that make it easy to move from one room to another.

Key Features

  • Easy to use
  • Safety features
  • Flexible adjustments

Oxford Journey Stand Aid

The Oxford Journey Hoist Folding Stand Aid is a compact standing aid featuring a simple design that makes it easy to use, and can be folded and transported without tools.

This product is an excellent solution for those who have difficulty standing up from a seated position. The Oxford Journey Stand Aid Hoist has a lifting capacity of 155kg and features a Smart™ Monitor diagnostic control system that makes it simple to operate. 

If you're looking for a stand aid hoist that can provide a little extra help when getting in and out of chairs, the Oxford Journey Stand Aid Hoist is a great option to consider. It's easy to use and comes with everything you need to get started.

Key Features

  • Compact design
  • Easy to use
  • Contoured, height adjustable knee pads


Who Needs a Standing Aid?

Standing aids are typically used by people who have difficulty standing up from a seated position due to conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, or spinal cord injury.

Most standing aids are designed for people with disabilities that limit their mobility, such as those who use a wheelchair or have trouble walking. However, standing hoists can also be beneficial for elderly adults who want to maintain their independence or for caregivers who need assistance lifting a loved one.

How does a stand aid work?

A stand aid is a type of mobility aid that supports a person's body weight to help them stand up from a seated position. There are a number of different designs of mobility aids, but most transfer aids work in a similar way. They are often used in occupational therapy, speak to your occupational therapist to see which type of standing aid would be most beneficial for you.

The user sits on a seat or in a stand aid sling, and then the device is activated to lift them into a standing position. Once the user is standing, the device can be moved to another location, or the user can be lowered back into their original seat. They can help prevent pressure sores and pressure ulcers by allowing the patient to move more often. 

What must a patient be able to do to use a stand aid?

In order to use transfer aids, patients must be able to sit up independently and have some level of mobility. Patients who are unable to sit up on their own or who have very limited mobility will not be able to use a stand aid. In addition, patients who are confused or agitated may not be able to use the device safely.

It is important to always carry out a risk assessment before using stand aids and mobility aids and follow health and safety guidelines along with the manufacturer's instructions.

Can one carer use a standing hoist?

Yes, most standing hoists can be operated by a single care worker. However, in some situations and with some equipment, two or more carer givers may be required to operate the machine safely. 

If you’re not sure which device is right for your needs, it’s best to consult with a professional to find the best solution for your specific situation. Contact us at our complete care shop today!