Surehands Lift Systems
How long has Lift and Transfer Specialists been installing Surehands Lift Systems?
Over 19 years. We have been the exclusive dealers for the Sure Hands Lift and Care Systems since 1997. And in that time we have installed thousands of safe effective lift systems throughout California, Nevada, and parts of Hawaii.
What types of disabilities can be assisted by Surehands Lift Systems?
Amputee (Single, Double, Triple, or Quad)
Arterial Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
And many others…
Is there a certain age or weight that works best for a Surehands Patient Lift System?
The Surehands Lift Systems are capable of lifting 440 lbs through 660 lbs. and can therefore accommodate almost anyone.
However, the specific type of Surehands Patient Lift System that may be required, whether a ceiling mounted lift, a wall mounted lift, a mobile (Hoyer style) lift or a pool lift, will depend on the goals and capabilities of the user or caregiver(s).
A full assessment by one of our professional sales staff will be necessary to determine the system which best fits your needs and will produce the best results at the lowest possible cost to you.
How long does it take to install a Surehands Ceiling Track System?
Ceiling tracks depend on the quality of the ceiling that it is being installed into. We have installed simple straight tracks in as little as two hours, and more complex room-to-room systems with vaulted ceilings and doorways have taken as long as two weeks to install.
A typical bedroom to bathroom patient lift system, with one doorway to modify, will take us 3-4 days. You will still be able to use the bedroom and bathroom during our installation, however, giving our crew full access to those areas during the installation period will ensure that it goes smoothly and quickly for you. To get an idea of how long your particular job will take, give us a call Toll Free at 925-584-8239 today.
Has Lift and Transfer Specialists installed Surehands Lift and Care Systems in hotels?
Lift and Transfer Specialists has been installing Surehands Lift and Care Systems in some of Las Vegas’ most popular destination hotels since 1998, including:
What is the cost of a Stair Lift, or Stair Chair?
We sell our handicapped Stairlifts for different disabilities at the most competitive rates in the marketplace. A simple Straight Stair Lift that goes up one flight of stairs can be installed for about $2800 – $5500. More involved Custom Curved Stair Lifts can have one simple curve, or can have multiple turns and parking positions. Prices for custom curved stair chairs start at approx. $8000 and can go beyond $20,000. Our Stair Lift expert will handle the evaluation for you and take comprehensive photos of your exact stair layout so that you get an exact quote before we begin. Call our Stair Lift Department Toll Free at 877-542-5438 today.
How will I know whether I can use two separate Straight Stairlifts instead of a more costly curved Stair Lift?
When we evaluate your home for a stair lift we are extremely honest when we tell you what is the least costly but the most important and effective stair chair to use. Our stair lift technician has the medical background to know that if your physical condition is one that will progress, or worsen over time, then you should never consider two separate stair lifts as an option. This would be too dangerous, and pose a fall risk. If you did choose two Stairlifts like this, then you will most likely find that you will be removing them at some point because you can’t get from one Stair Lift to the other Stair Lift because you cannot safely walk from one to the other any more. Our Stair Lift technician will recommend a Curved Stair Lift in those situations, which may cost you more in the beginning, but will save you thousands of dollars in the long run by installing the right Stair Lift in the beginning. A Custom Curved Stairlift will allow you to ride up all the way from the bottom of your stairs and not have to get off in between at a landing area to get on another one. A continuous rail stairlift is much better for you in this situation. If you are not sure which way to go, call us today Toll Free at 877-542-5438, and ask for our Stair Lift Expert. He will come out and do a free home evaluation.
How long will it take to install a Straight Stair Lift in my home?
Straight Stair Lifts are kept in stock and can be installed the same day or the next day. Installation time on-site can be as little as two hours, or a full day, depending on how easily we can get access to the installation area and the type of carpet or stair materials that we have to drill into to install the rails. Our technicians have installed in all types of stairs and are very neat and tidy when they are in your home.
Are there really any differences between one pool lift and another?
Absolutely. Most of the pool lifts on the market require a person to be transferred manually (physically lifted up by someone, or have the ability to transfer independently). This can be very difficult and dangerous. A good choice when this is a difficult transfer to do is to use the Surehands Motorized Wheelchair-to-Water Pool Lift that enables you to pick a person directly up from a chair, and the Pool Lift will safely transfer that person into the pool, spa, boat, water, or other area. There is NO manual transfer needed with this type of lift system. For more details, call 877-542-5438.
How would I know if a Porch Lift (also called a Vertical Platform Lift) is right for my home?
If it becomes obvious after a thorough evaluation from one of our technicians that a ramp will not fit into the area of your home that you need to access, then a Porch Lift may be a better choice. Typically, a Porch Lift will take up less space. However – there are other considerations, such as:
Do I need to install new electrical outlets for the Porch Lift to plug into?
Sometimes you will need to run a new power source directly to the main fuse box.
Do I have to pour new concrete in the area where the Porch Lift will be installed?
You must have a solid concrete base for the lift system to be properly secured or it may fall over.
Will I have to remove/remodel the existing porch bannisters or railings in order for a proper safety gate to be installed?
An Upper Landing Gate (safety gate) is a very important thing to consider as you do not want to fall off the porch when the lift is in a down position.
How high will the Porch Lift need to go to access both the lower and upper landing areas?
Porch Lifts can go as low as 6 inches or as high as 14 feet. It is important to know the right height of unit to use in your situation.
What size of area inside the Vertical Platform Lift do I need?
This is dependent on whether or not you are using a scooter, manual or electric wheelchair, reclining wheelchair, one or two persons, etc. The size and shape (straight thru or 90 degree angled) is an important consideration.
How can I figure out how much ramp I need?
Calculating the right amount of ramp needed can be tricky. It greatly depends on how much room you have to work with in the area that it is needed. The ADA rule says that for every 1inch of height that you need to go up, you will need 1 foot of ramp length. For example – if your steps are 18 inches high, you will need 18 feet of ramp. Not everyone has enough room for these types of long ramp lengths. Another solution like a Vertical Platform Lift (Porch Lift) may be better in these cases. We can be reached at our main office at 877-542-5438.
How much does a Ramp System Cost?
Anywhere from under $100.00 up to $ 20,000.00. That is a huge difference, right? Well, you may only need a simple Threshold Ramp, a Portable Ramp, a Folding Ramp, a Ramp with no Hanrails, a Modular Ramp, a Ramp with Platforms to allow for turning, or you may need a Ramp with Handrails. Let us come out and evaluate your situation for no cost and we will tell you what you need. Our Toll Free number is 877-542-5438.
Can I rent my ramp and how do I know which way to go?
If you are going to keep a ramp for more than 15 months, then it pays to simply buy the ramp. Otherwise, you can do a ramp rental with us for a shorter duration. Call us for the detail on how much it will cost to rent a ramp system. Toll Free – 877-542-5438.
Does a door opener use a battery to operate?
Yes, door openers use a rechargeable sealed lead acid type of battery. The battery is recharged by the plug in transformer/battery charger that is installed with the door opener. The battery should last about 3 years and needs to be replaced by a service technician. The hand controller has a battery also and it should be replaced about once a year. That battery can be obtained at any drug store or hardware shop.
Can anybody open the door, or do they need to use a remote control?
Yes, anyone can use the door just like a normal door. This will not affect the system in a harmful way. If you want them to use their own remote control, extra controllers can be purchased at 877-542-5438.
Do I need to change my lockset and keys?
No. You can use your existing lockset and keys. We will install a new electric strike into the frame of the door. It is a high quality commercial grade door strike, and it simply requires a good solid door jam to be installed into.
How long does a door typically stay open when the remote control is used?
The length of time that the door stays open can be changed for different users who require more time to enter and exit. They delay times range from 5 to 50 seconds. By pushing the remote control button two times in a row, the door will stay open at whatever angle you want. When you push the button a third time, the door will close.
What form of payments do you take?
- We are authorized by the State of Nevada.
- We are vendorized with the Veterans Administration.
- The Lease Program through our partner TimePayment.
- Automatic monthly bank debits for our Rental Program.
- We are vendorized with the Regional Centers of California.
- We accept Cash, Check, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa.
- We can bill your private insurance. Sorry, we do not take MediCare or MediCal.
Annual Inspections and Extended Warranties
Why do I need an Annual Inspection and what does it cover?
Every factory that manufactures medical equipment is mandated by FDA law to tell you that Annual Inspections are very important. The safety of a person(s) using the equipment must always be your number one priority, and an Annual Inspection will ensure that your equipment is looked at carefully both inside and out so that any necessary repairs and maintenance is carried out during the inspection to comply with proper factory safety standards. A written Annual Inspection Report will be filled out detailing the repairs and recommendations of the service technician(s). If you have a possible lawsuit for a piece of equipment that has not been properly maintained on an annual basis, the cost will be much higher than if you had called us to take care of making sure your equipment is in tip-top shape.
What is the cost of an Annual Inspection?
Call our toll-free number 877-542-5438 for inspection cost for your specific system. We can set up a flat rate for regular inspections, or you can sign up for our extended warranty service program.
Do you offer Extended Warranties?
Yes. Manufacturers offer varying warranty periods depending on the different components of their products. We can offer an extended warranty to you for various extension time frames – one year, three year, five year, or lifetime. Our Warranty Program Department will handle this for you at 925-240-8474.