About Ceiling Mounted Lifts (CML’s)
With a Ceiling Mounted Lift or Overhead Lift System, you can lift and transfer patients with minimal effort and maximum safety. An overhead lift is always there when you need it and it’s safe and easy to use, both for the patient and the caregiver.
In its simplest form a ceiling mounted lift system consists of a lift that rides on a track attached to the ceiling. The caregiver places the patient in a sling (this can be done without any lifting) attaches the sling to the lift which then raises the patient into the air. Once the patient has been lifted they can easily move anywhere along the track. Ceiling mounted lifts are often used to transfer patients between bed and wheelchair and into the bathroom to use the toilet or tub.