As you're lying in bed, you might find you don't have the strength to sit up or support yourself as you transfer to a chair.

Sit-to-stand lifts - also called stand-assist devices - compensate for muscle or joint weakness and let you maintain your independence. Designed for individuals with some grip strength, sit-to-stand lifts help you rise into a sitting position and provide assistance as you move from your bed to another seat.

Learn more about what standing lifts do and how they support your lifestyle as an older adult or individual with limited mobility wanting to stay in your home:

What is a Sit-to-Stand Lift, and How Does It Work?

A type of stand aid, these assistive devices help patients with sitting up in bed and transferring to another surface, including a chair, a transfer bench or the bathroom. Stand-assist devices further reduce the stress and strain placed on caregivers as they lift and support patients multiple times per day.

Whether for a manual or electric lift:

  • Patients hold onto grab bars as the lift helps them sit up.
  • A sling may be placed around the patient if they're being lifted out of bed.
  • Sit-to-stand lifts don't support the patient's full body weight; patients using these devices need to be able to partially support their own weight and use their arms and legs to some degree.
  • These stand lift devices help patients get into a position for dressing or bathing.
  • Sit-to-stand lifts can additionally assist with gait and balance training during recovery.

Types of Sit-to-Stand Lifts

Sit-to-stand lifts fall into one of the following categories:

  • Manual lifts, which use levers and hydraulic pumps and require a caregiver to operate.
  • Electric or power lifts, which patients can use alone to sit up and get support as they stand.

Explore both types of stand-assist devices now at as you browse solutions from leading brands. For more information, contact our team to discuss the benefits of each lift for your lifestyle and mobility needs.