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Patients who require maximum to total assistance for basic functional mobility tasks can be extremely challenging and time consuming to rehabilitate, especially patients with high BMI.


The total lift bed not only offers a safe and feasible way to get patients upright and weight bearing, it also significantly reduces caregiver burden.


The total lift bed also conveniently offers more opportunities for the patient to be upright and weight bearing more frequently throughout the day outside of physical therapy or occupational therapy sessions which can accelerate their rehabilitation time significantly.

Dependent Patients

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