Pictured from left to right are: Susan Pallance, John Tiernan, and Pamela Gravett.

Stress Free Way to Transfer Individuals


CANTON, NY— Many of us have faced the situation of a loved one who is ill. We have had children, spouses and parents who suffer from some aliment and it is natural instinct to want to help them. United Helpers is pleased to announce the addition of 12 Waverly Glen Ceiling Lifts to the Maplewood Campus providing an enjoyable, safe therapy environment for both the individual and the caregiver.

With the Waverly Glen Ceiling Lifts in place, the possibilities are endless. This lift reduces injury and stress by allowing caregivers to lift, roll, reposition, and transfer an individual effortlessly at the touch of a button. Affixed to a permanent track system, an electric motor with a hand-held controller raises the individual in a sling that is suspended from the track and lowers them to the desired location. In case of a fall, the lift is able to descend completely to the floor and lift the individual up, all the while providing a smooth, comfortable ride with dignity.

After suffering from a stroke six years ago, Geraldine M. Tiernan’s husband John required the use of a floor lift to assist him with his daily activities. Since his recent move to the Maplewood Campus, John and his wife have had the opportunity to see firsthand how the ceiling lifts work. “We love the new lifts, they are wonderful,” said Mrs. Tiernan. “It is much easier for my husband and for the staff. The lift pulls right over and drops down enabling him to get into bed much easier.”

Battery operated technology eliminates the restrictions and dangers of lifts powered by an electrical connecting cable. These will lift up to a maximum of 650 lbs., allowing flexibility and maximum safety for the individual being transferred. The battery, which will hold a charge for three months, immediately goes back to the cradle after each lift where it is recharged.

The staff at Maplewood understands that the equipment is only as good as the training. That is why every authorized staff member is a highly trained care specialist who can provide expertise when it comes to operating the lifts. To date the 12 ceiling lifts that are on the Maplewood Campus have performed over 7,000 lifts.

“The ceiling lifts are great because they don’t bump into everything,” Mrs. Tiernan said. “The old floor lifts took up a lot of room, however with the new ceiling lifts my husband is able to have more personal belongings in his room.”

Life has no limitations except for the ones we make for ourselves. Call Maplewood at (315) 386-4541 and explore your possibilities today.

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