New-in-box from either Veterans Administration Hospital or a guided missile research program that use them to move the missiles under construction around the facility. Apparently, the program was cut. Was on government action and no one quite knew what to do with them until I was approached.
I needed one for myself and figured my customers could definitely benefit!
So if your insurance will not purchase a top-quality ceiling lift that makes life every morning and night getting in and out of bed much easier or even independent, and you are in a private pay situation this is PERFECT opportunity for you. Search the Internet, you will find 10-year-old Residential units selling for $3500-$5000 often without track. These are brand-new, never used. Medcare is one of Minnesota's top 50 fastest growing companies and primarily sells the ceiling lifts to high use professional organizations such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and government facilities.
Warrantee & Quality: These are ROCK SOLID and will probably last longer than you. I have seen standard residential units easily go 20 years so you can extrapolate. Being rated for up to 1000 pounds the motors, bearings, dollies, etc. on this unit will probably barely even notice you are there! The factory warranty just expired 2 months ago but Broadened Horizons will warrantee for six months after purchase to replace any broken or failed component. We would only be able to provide a replacement until they are sold out.
We highly suggest professional installation. Obviously it is not rocket science but experience provides better results in all cases of life.
BARIATRIC CEILING LIFT Item No. 700100
For bariatric patients, movement and transfer present special challenges often requiring specialized equipment. Medcare's Bariatric Ceiling Lift is built and tested to handle these patients with ease. With the capability to lift 1,000 lbs. with a single motor, our Bariatric Ceiling Lift is designed to be extremely efficient which leads to longer battery life and results in more lifts.
- Strongest anchoring system in the industry
- 92” lifting range allows lifting from the floor
- 4-point, non-rigid hanger bar allows sling to conform to patient for added comfort
- Electronic braking system
- Smart battery charger
- 1000 Pound Rated Motorized Ceiling Lift with built-in battery backup
- Smart Battery Charger
- Hand-Held Pendant Controller
- Spreader Bars
OPTIONAL X-Y Gantry Track Set
- 3-pieces10 feet long Heavy-Duty Track
- 2 wheeled dolly's for ends of center track to roll on 2 outer tracks
- 1 Dolly for lift on center track
- Allows person to be positioned in three-dimensional space anywhere in the room!
Not Included (Available from Medcare or most hardware stores):
- Additional sections of track for more elaborate installations such as curved track to go into other rooms (i.e. bathroom)
- Small mounting brackets to attach track to either ceiling or walls. Varies depending on your exact configuration. $5-35
- Screws, light bulbs, and other mounting hardware
- Labor to install it. Talk to your handy uncle, someone who installs garage door openers has similar skills, or even better hire someone from your local ceiling lift dealer/installer to help you out after hours. Note: most dealers will only want to install new full price equipment direct from the factory for obvious margin reasons and they cannot get reimbursement on non-factory new units from insurance or other funding entities typically. These units are usually for private pay situations.
BARIATRIC CELING LIFT Item No. 700100
- Bright and easy-to-read display shows running time meter with visual battery life and battery replacement indicators
- The anti-slack strap sensor ensures the lift strap will not continue to unwind if weight distribution is not even
- Manual lowering in the absence of power
Cycloidal drive-train mechanism
Maintenance free internal drive-train system, greaseless
Optional add-on scale
Lift Motor: 24 VDC (all models)
Charger Input: 110 VAC, 1.0 Amps
Charger Output: 24 VDC, 1.5 Amps
Batteries: 24 VDC (2x12 VDC), 7.2 AH
Lift Case Flame Retardant ABS
Hand Control: Sealed Electric Membrane Switch
Lifting Height: Up to 92"
Hoist Weight: 48 lbs.
Maximum Load: 1000 lbs.
Warranty: 2 Years (excludes batteries)
Hanger Bar Stopper Option - Part #400611: The Hanger Bar Stopper prevents sling loops from sliding off of the hangeer bar hooks.
Medcare Ceiling Lifts Solve a Problem
Preventing back injuries from manually transferring patients is a top priority for healthcare facilities today. Ceiling lifts are a popular solution and can be installed in many types of rooms: patient rooms, operating rooms, emergency rooms, morgues, etc. With the right mix of ceiling and floor lifts, proper training, and a fully implemented safe handling program, like Medcare’s Zero Back Injury System, facilities can drastically reduce transfer-related back injuries!
Healthcare facilities look for advice from their architect. Educating yourself and your firm on how ceiling lifts work and why they are important for reducing injuries at a hospital or nursing home gives you a competitive advantage during the bidding process.
Solving Problems Through Design
Ensure you are designing a facility with the latest patient transfer-related equipment available for your customer—a design with ceiling lift and floor lifts will help to reduce and nearly eliminate nurse transfer-related back injuries. Although Ceiling Lifts can be retrofitted in to an existing room, they are less expensive to install when designed into new construction or during remodeling.
Architect Binder - PDF
Examples of Questions Architects Ask a Facility and Medcare Regarding Ceiling Lifts
- What rooms/departments would benefit by having a ceiling lift? (Patient/resident rooms, physical therapy, morgue, emergency rooms, bathing areas, ICUs, bariatric ward, etc)
- What weight capacity needs to be lifted in the room?
- What type of upper structure or ceiling structure above the drop ceiling is needed to support the weight being lifted?
- What type of support structure is needed to secure a bariatric ceiling lift?
- How do I accommodate for door headers?
- In a private room, does the track need to go into a bathroom?
- How many spots in a room does the ceiling lift need to cover?
Our reasons for preferring Medcare:
- Made in USA
- No plastic hooks
- Sewn in loop attachments
- Washable slings
- Because we had Medcare in house, we had the ability to share batteries as needed
- Common equipment meant no maintenance headaches for our staff
- Great service
- Our staff (who thought they knew it all) enjoyed having your representative, Praxedes, here and said they learned new stuff!
It all comes down to two things. You guys have a good product that we are happy with and you have provided excellent service to us. We are happy and will continue the relationship with you and Medcare.
As the effects of ALS continue to deplete my body of function, I am becoming more and more dependent on my primary caregiver, Kathy, who also happens to be my wife. I am 6’0” and at the onset of my illness was 220 pounds. Kathy is 5’3” 125, so we needed a process to help her help me.
Good friends had loaned us a “Sit to Stand” unit from Medcare Products in Burnsville MN. It solved our struggles, allowing Kathy and me to be independent – together.
The unit, while functional, had been stored in my friend’s garage for some time and at about Christmas time, it began making screeching sounds. After the Christmas festivities were over for the day, I sent an email to Medcare, and much to my surprise, got a return email that night- Christmas night.
Through an exchange of my vague emails, we diagnosed the problem with the unit. The actuator- the electrical part that would lift my weight- sounded like it was dying. As time passed, the noise worsened, so we decided to replace it. The new actuator arrived and was installed, but the noise returned.
I called Medcare and was put in touch with Todd, in the Operations Department. He considered the possibility of problematic joints, recommending a lubricant. After I tried this, the issue was not yet resolved. Living in Minnetonka MN, with Burnsville being 20 minutes away, we made arrangements to meet with Todd at Medcare’s office.
In person, Todd quickly located and solved the true problem. He replaced many of the worn pieces of our 1997 vintage device, returned the functioning actuator, and reimbursed us for the newly-purchased one, all within the half-hour. Now, our “Sit to Stand” device works and looks better than ever. I cannot thank Medcare enough for the service, and mostly, the peace of mind this gives us.
Pat & Kathy Conway