I’m planning a trip to Boston, and I’d like to rent a Hoyer lift for my husband while we are there. The problem is, all of the medical supply places that I’ve contacted will only rent them by the month, and I’m only going to be there for a week. Do you know of some place in Boston that does short term rentals? If not, do you have any other suggestions for me? My husband is too heavy for me to lift by myself, so that isn’t even on the table.
Shopping around for rental equipment is prudent, especially in a big city like Boston. The good news is that AM-PM Boston Medical Supplies (888-812-9103) rents Hoyer lifts for $80 per week. They also offer daily rental rates on their equipment.
Alternatively, you might consider purchasing a portable “travel sling lift”. If you take a lot of trips, this might be a good option for you. I know several people who just swear by them and take them on cruises and vacations around the world. You can check them just like baggage at no charge, because they are classified as assistive devices. And you’ll never have to worry about if the company will deliver the right piece of equipment to you. Take-Along Lifts offers a travel model, which has gotten a lot of good reviews. You can view the details at takealonglifts.homestead.com/OrderInfo.html or give them a call at (877) 667-6515 for more information.