The benefits of a standing transfer aid

The benefits of a standing transfer aid

Standing transfer aids have many benefits for people with limited mobility, including:

 Improved mobility and independence. A standing transfer encourages patients to become more mobile and independent following an illness or operation.  This can have a positive impact on quality of life and self-esteem.

 Reduced risk of falls. Standing transfers can help to reduce the risk of falls, as they allow people to use their own strength and balance to move, but with support. This is especially important for people who are at risk of falls due to age, injury, or illness.

 Strengthened muscles and bones. Standing transfers can help to strengthen the muscles and bones in the legs, hips, and back. This can help to prevent injuries and improve posture.

 Increased confidence and self-esteem. Standing transfers can help to increase confidence and self-esteem, as they allow people to feel more in control, but with support.  This can be especially beneficial for people who have recently experienced a loss of mobility due to illness or post-op.

We offer a few standing transfers, listed below.

Sara Stedy

The Arjo Sara Stedy provides support for a patient when going from a seated position to a standing position. The Stedy provides angled seated support when a patient is being moved around and knee support for when the patient is moving from sit-to-stand.

The legs can be moved in and out – 49cm – 88cm - when manoeuvring the Stedy into position, so the transfer aid can get as close to the chair or bed as possible.

The Stedy allows the patient more mobility, promoting early mobilisation, whilst also protecting the caregiver from H&S injuries.

The Move Assist

With a safe working load of 200kg,  the Move Assist is a high-quality transfer aid that has been designed for users that have the ability to stand up from a seated position.

The Move Assist has a higher safe working load than the Stedy, but is slightly larger in width. The Move Assist has a base width of 68cm to 94cm, and is ideal for patients with upper body strength.

The seating paddle’s move out to the side and down for the patient to sit on – and the spin height is slightly lower than the Stedy, which means it is less likely to catch on a toilet roll holder when helping a patient from standing on to the toilet. 

Both standing aids can either be rented or purchased from us just get in touch here for a quote.