T: +44 (0)330 024 1045

Product Specification Explained for Homecare Patient Transfer Product Users

Adaptive Homecare and Assisted Handling and Moving

Independent living is often vital to the emotional wellbeing of individuals who have mobility issues and require adaptive homecare as well as mechanical assisted moving and handling.

Domiciliary care enables many people to continue living at home for as long as possible if not indefinitely. Often being at home will mean several different types of equipment used for lifting and transferring such as a ceiling track or a manual hoist. Whatever type of hoist that you are using in your home the most important component of any hoist system is the sling as this is the interface between the end user and the hoist. Silvalea have designed and developed slings that fit a multitude of hoists. Our universal sling range and own brand of slings fit the majority of hoist manufacturers in the UK, Europe and the Americas.

Each product carries information on application type (bathing, seat to stand, supine to seated etc.) as well as support type, user physicality, lift type (i.e. passive, active, extensive) FIM score, material, sizing, attachment type, and weight. Examples are shown below:

Application Type


Seated to standing

Seated to seated

Supine to seated


Lift Type

Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility

Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer

Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions

Support Type

Whole body and head

Whole body including shoulders

Hips and lower back

Lower back