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Large plastic bag suspended from ceiling lift hanger
Large plastic bag suspended from ceiling lift hanger

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Ceiling lift in bathroom

Used not only as an aid for transfers, but also as an assistive device to enable high quadriplegics to wash.

Description
Ceiling lift on overhead crane from Beram.

With the ceiling lift and fabric bag from Ikea, the user can wash independently: Susanne hangs the bag, which is used to hold laundry on the long handle of the ceiling lift hanger, which holds the bag open. By lowering it to the level of the shower chair she can easily place laundry in the bag, remove it, and move the laundry to the washing machine.

Authors comments
By using a ceiling lift in the bathroom she does not need a shower chair on casters, which is large and cumbersome in tight spaces. She moves from the toilet chair directly to the shower chair. The problem with a ceiling lift with overhead crane is that it is difficult to set up shower walls and curtains. Susanne saw a solution at an interior design store: plastic blinds that can be screwed to the ceiling and lowered. She has not tested this idea yet.

Purchased from
Bag from IKEA, www.ikea.com (last checked May 2017)

Idea
Susanne Berg

Paid for by
County council

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
household tasks » care of clothing, housing » bathroom, mobility » transfers with lifting devices, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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