Norwalk, CT, USA
Another safety issue which many will not admit is the using of slings for more than one client in institutions (infection risk).
There is a safe alternative to hoists that does not involve manual lifting either: the Agile Life bed-transfer system. One caregiver can boost a client in bed or transfer a client in and out of bed (to a docked wheelchair) with the touch of a button. The wheelchair also converts to a commode.