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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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