Transferring an invalid or elderly person from one place to another manually is a very risky task. It could pose an intense pressure on both patient and caregiver, often ending up with back pain and other injuries. The invention of portable hoists has made the transition of patients much easier and more comfortable for both parties.

Independent Living Specialists provides an array of portable hoists in various styles and sizes to meet the different needs of the user. These have been sourced from well-known brands in the market.

Portable Hoist

Portable hoists have been manufactured to be used indoors and on certain outdoor areas. It assists to safely lift a person into a seated or lying position and can be easily assembled or dismantled to be transported easily. Most of these hoists can be pushed by one person and dismantled for storage in a car boot or luggage storage of public transport.


The main benefit of this device is the comfort of the patient and caregivers being able to transfer patients from one place to another with ease.

Satisfaction, clarity, saving space, time management and best manufacture are some of the other benefits of these portable hoists.

Allegro Alto 200 Mobile Hoist


Portable hoists are quick, simple and easy to use with minimum chances of accidental falls. This equipment combines easily into a caregiver’s life to handle difficulties with regard to mobility issues.


Re-locating an immobile patient is simplified with a portable ceiling track hoist. This device decreases the risk of injuring the caregiver whilst transferring the patient. It can be generally be operated with ease by one caregiver.

Saving Space

Since portable hoists can be dismantled and assembled it does not take up much space and quite suitable for places that have limited space area and can be easily stored in a boot of a car while travelling.


Best Manufacture

The portable ceiling hoists are manufactured to the highest standards ensuring minimal chances of sudden movement while being transferred. The hoists that move patients with a controller give caregivers adequate time in their hands to interact and bond with the patient.

Time Management

This product is also a time-saving device when transferring the patient. Caregivers don’t have to manoeuver the unit strenuously around the patient’s room as the ceiling portable hoist is capable of transferring the patient easily and quickly.

Independent Living Specialists has introduced Altair Ceiling Hoist which is a lightweight portable overhead lift in a safe and modern style. Investing in this device is a bonus due to its portability and usability in multiple rooms. It has an advanced technology platform to monitor usage of the lift and visualization of collected data and available in 3 weight capacities ranging 150k, 220kg and 300kg.

The Oxford Advance® is a solid patient transfer device that assists caregivers to handle patients carefully. Immaterial of transferring from bed to floor or vice versa, this device needs minimal effort. Its narrow legs are designed to reach even the highest of hurdles. It comes in useful when stumbling upon bulky chairs, large commodes or large wheelchairs.


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Having a floor hoist at home is an incredible source of aid when an elderly or invalid person has to be manually lifted. Lifting an immobile person manually could often result in back pain or injury. Therefore, using a floor hoist or lifting device comes in useful when transferring patients from one place to another and it is also more comfortable and easier for the person being cared for and the caregiver.

Independent Living Specialists has various types of lifting devices of different sizes and styles to suit a person’s need. All devices are from well-known brands on the market and manufactured for more comfort, safety, and long-lasting use.

Hoist Birdie compact, Hoist Birdie 180kg, Hoist Jasmine, Patient Stand up Hoist and Allegro Alto 200 Mobile Hoist are the top 5 floor hoists available at all stores of ILS

Hoist Birdie Compact

This equipment is only 55cm wide and the only lifter that certified by TUV. It is a unique lifter in the market with user-friendly push bar which lets the user place their hands comfortably when moving the lifter, reducing the possibility of strain. The 100mm smooth rolling casters help to push and pull easily whilst lessening the force required to move the equipment around.

Hoist Birdie Compact Patient Lifter

Hoist Birdie 180kg

This device allows a patient to be transferred to or from bed, chairs and even the floor. It expands space even when the lifter is in the topmost position. A patient can be easily turned around as it has been designed for utmost escalation of space with easy handling as it is easy to fold and unfold due to non-requirement of tools for dismantling.

Hoist Birdie 170kg

Hoist Jasmine

This Invacare brand lift system is an adjustable solution that provides great comfort to all users. It covers everything in a nutshell. Being able to handle patients with a 200kg weight capacity safely.

This hoist makes the caregiver’s life easy with its broad, wide opening base and high lifting mechanism. The control box with a diagnostic system monitors the system providing the caregiver with a safe operating surrounding along with maximum comfort for the patient during every transfer.

Invacare Jasmine Lifter

Patient Stand Up Hoist

This Salsa mobile equipment helps an immobile person to be transferred from a seated position to a supported standing position. The height and angle of the lifter are adjustable and includes a shaped knee pad that gives the greatest lower limb support. The footplate is removable and the user-friendly lift arms give multiple grip positions during a lift. Being lightweight and small footprint, this patient lifter is easy to manoeuver and suitable for both home environment and healthcare establishments.

Salsa 200 Lifter

Allegro Alto 200 Mobile Hoist

This device is a heavy duty patient lifting hoist which includes a compact comfortable design specially manufactured for institutional or home care usage. Some of its features are enhanced patient space and improved floor lift capability. It is also compatible with a standard spreader bar or tilt/pivot frame.

Independent Living Specialists offer free shipping to online customers Australia wide.

Allegro Alto 200 Mobile Hoist