Yorkshire Care Equipment to exclusively distribute next-gen lifting aid across the north
Having enjoyed considerable success supplying the Raizer lifting device across Scotland and Northern England, Yorkshire Care Equipment has confirmed it has now launched the new model with exclusive distribution rights across the north.
Created by Danish-company LiftUp, the Raizer enables one individual to safely and quickly lift an individual after a fall, raising the fallen person to either a seated or standing position without physical strain and potential injury to the carer.
The Yorkshire-based mobility retailer started supplying the device in 2016, successfully introducing the emergency lifting chair to care homes, hospitals, emergency services, and private residences, including providing Yorkshire Ambulance Service with over 50 Raizers in August 2019.
“We sold hundreds of Raizer lifting devices last year, it’s an incredibly popular piece of kit. Anyone that’s tried it is impressed by how quickly and easily you can get someone back on their feet after a fall,” explained Steve Ellis, Yorkshire Care Equipment’s Raizer Specialist.
“But, like with any product that offers a completely new solution to a problem, eventually, you start to spot ways it could be made even better. We work closely with our Raizer customers – asking for feedback and checking in on how they get on with the chair over time – and a couple of suggestions kept coming up. Users wanted to be able to adjust the seatbelt and they didn’t want to have to colour-match parts for assembly.”
Working with Yorkshire Care Equipment, LiftUp has now launched an updated version of the Raizer, unveiling the new model at last year’s Rehacare.
“We were able to pass this feedback on to the manufacturers, and other dealerships did the same,” continued Steve.
“It’s this open conversation between us, end-users and the manufacturer that has led to the Raizer II. I think it’s better than ever!”
Just as with the original model, the Raizer II only requires one person to operate it, with new features and enhancements designed to improve the ease of use, speed, and safety for single-handed care, according to the company.
Colour-coded back rest and leg pieces have been replaced with universal parts that fit onto either side of the seat unit, along with new sound indicators so the operator can instantly tell when the device is correctly assembled.
Additionally, the seat belt is no longer attached to the seat unit and can be positioned at any point along the backrest to give the user support where they need it. The new Raizer also allows for three seatbelts to be added to provide extra torso stability.
After use, the seat belt can be fully removed for washing, which the company says is ideal for hospital wards where infection control is a high priority.
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