Maryland Standing and Transfer Aids
Standing and transfer aids are a vital part of reducing lifting injuries while promoting safe mobility for the patient. Our transfer aids are perfect for home care conditions and require minimal caregiver assistance. A transfer aid can be used to help a patient move between the bed, the wheelchair, the commode and any other area of the house. For low-mobility patients, a transfer aid can serve as a substitute for a wheelchair—that’s how flexible this device is! When it comes to standing and transfer aids in Maryland, Freedom Mobility is your one-stop shop. Whether you live in Hanover, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Towson or Owings Mills, we can help you choose the perfect transfer aid for your unique needs.
We offer several models of standing and transfer aids that come with the following features:
- Weight capacity of up to 450 lbs
- Innovative open base
- Padded knee pads for comfortable transport
- Padded split seat for easy loading and unloading
- Low-friction casters
- Ergonomic grab bar
How Does it Work?
A transfer aid might look like a piece of gym equipment, but it’s actually a lot simpler and doesn’t need any special knowledge to operate. You start by sitting up on your bed with your feet touching the floor. A caregiver rolls up the transfer aid, so that your shins are against the knee pads and your feet are placed on the foot platform. Then you grab onto the grab bar and pull yourself up. At this point, your caregiver will move the split seat cushions to form a sturdy seat behind you. You lower yourself onto the seat and the caregiver then takes you wherever you need to go.
Exiting a transfer aid is just as easy. The great thing about this device is that it minimizes the amount of movement you have to make, while keeping you mobile. For patients who are on bed rest due to strict weight bearing requirements, this can be a great way to keep moving without jeopardizing their treatment.
Who Could Benefit From a Transfer Aid?
Standing and transfer aids are designed to reduce the stress various parts of your body experience when you rise from a horizontal position. As soon as you stand up, your center of gravity shifts, which means your feet are now carrying the entire weight of your body. This is not an ideal scenario if you have broken bones or torn tissues that need time to heal. That’s when transfer aids come in handy.
They are especially useful for patients who:
- Have undergone a major surgery such as hip replacement
- Are recovering from broken bones or torn ligaments
- Suffer from joint pain or muscle weakness
- Have lower-body paralysis
Essentially, anyone who experiences pain due to or is temporary prohibited from bearing full body weight on their feet can take advantage of transfer aids. Keep in mind that minimal upper body strength is required for the patient to lift themselves up by using the grab bar. There will be a brief moment when the patient will be on his/her feet in an upright position, holding on to the grab bar. If you can’t physically accomplish this or if this is against your doctor’s recommendations, then you need equipment for no-weight-bearing transfers.
If you or a loved one are in need of a standing or transfer aid in Maryland, contact us today and get a free quote.
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Anne Arundel County Mobility Solutions: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Montgomery County Mobility Solutions: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Germantown (20876), Gaithersburg (20878), Laytonsville (20882), Chevy Chase (20815), Bethesda (20816), and more.
Howard County Mobility Solutions: Clarksville (21029), Cooksville (21723), Columbia (21044), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Glenelg (21737), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Highland (20777), Marriottsville (21104), West Friendship (21794), North Laurel (20723), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Mobility Solutions: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Union Bridge (21791), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Taneytown (21787), Westminster (21157, 21158), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Marriottsville (21104), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), Mount Airy (21771), and more.
Baltimore County Mobility Solutions: Arbutus (21227), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Essex (21221), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Edgemere (21219), Middle River (21220), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Milford Mill (21244), Randallstown (21133), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), Reisterstown (21136), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Frederick County Mobility Solutions: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Libertytown (21762), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), New Market (21774) , Damascus (20872), and more.
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