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    KLD,

    Thanks for including the web site for the Take Along Lift in another thread. I checked out the photos, and I'm wondering if this might not be the answer for Brianna. She's moving into an apartment, and the bathroom is giving her fits. It's very small; she's afraid she won't have room for a shower bench, toilet chair, etc. etc. This lift might be the answer to help her be totally independent in her new place. Could you tell me the cost of the lift? Any ideas on the viability of this plan? We would appreciate your input!

    Vicky
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    "God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother's heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so."
    ~Geraldine Brooks, "Year of Wonders"


    "Be kind...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    ~Philo of Alexandria

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    You cannot use this independently. You must have a caregiver. It is not a good lift for use with a tub or shower stall, but works well to get onto the toilet (even in small spaces) and will work to get onto most toilet seats in a roll-in shower. We got one of the first ones sold, after trying out two prototypes and helping the designer make some changes, so we got a discount, but as I remember at the time it was about $1800.

    There are many lifts on the market designed for home use. I would recommend looking at a wide variety of them and trying them out first. Here is a site that has many links to many different lift companies:

    http://www.patientsafetycenter.com/T...ourceGuide.htm

    I would at least want to look at the Arjo Opera, the Arjo Trixie and the Liko Golvo.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    • #3
      Thanks for the input, KLD. I appreciate it very much!

      Vicky
      ____________________________
      "God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother's heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so."
      ~Geraldine Brooks, "Year of Wonders"


      "Be kind...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
      ~Philo of Alexandria

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