Floor hoist

Assistive device to transfer persons with high spinal cord injury.

NILCO floor hoist
NILCO floor hoist

Battery-operated floor hoist

Users comments
The user prefers a floor hoist to a ceiling lift even though it occupies a large amount of space. With the floor lift he lands in the right place when transferring to the bed. He feels this is easier for his assistants, who work alone.

Purchased from
For example Invacare, invacare.com or Hillrom, hillrom.com/en (last checked June 2020)

Paid for by
County council

Editors comments
The NILCO floor hoist is no longer manufactured. Invacare and Hillrom have similar products.

This tip is from 2005

Tipsare: Pasi

The person lives in an apartment and works part time. He was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C5). He has personal assistance 24 hours a day.