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About LiftVest

While visiting and traveling with her wheelchair bound mother, Dr. Cynthia Cohen was inspired to invent the LiftVest. She received a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 6122,778) in 1999, and soon after began producing the LiftVest transfer aid.

LiftVests were designed to allow caregivers to minimize injury to themselves and their patients while routinely transferring and safely repositioning patients throughout the day.  Today, LiftVests can be found in homes and healthcare facilities around the world.

LiftVest was honored with the 2005 Caregiver Friendly Award and 2006 Most Innovative New Product Award at the Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference.

LiftVest is a family-run business and all LiftVests are manufactured in the United States.

Here’s what customers are saying.

The LiftVest lets you pick up your patient from any angle. From the back, front or any direction. It makes your job so much easier.

Thanks for the LiftVests. They have been particulary helpful with our thin residents who prefer to be transfered without gait belts because they hurt in the rib area. Thanks for developing these vests.

Your LiftVest has been a great help in the care of my mother. The strain on her and us has been reduced a lot with the vest. (Her) physical therapist was also very impressed with the vest. She said it really helped with her therapy and gave them more control of her movements. Thank you for your help.

My husband was diagnosed with ALS last year, and he is at the state now where he can no longer walk or get out of a chair or bed without assistance. Your LiftVest has become his ‘lifesaver vest’. Not only for him but also for myself and the CNA’s now helping. . . . Thank you for creating, producing and marketing the LiftVest.

Thank you for your LiftVest, which you invented for those confined to a wheelchair. The ingeniousness on your part to design this safe and comfortable LiftVest is a sign of your deep concern for those less fortunate than others.

…Back injuries and muscle strains are far too common for caregivers, nurses, and even family members assisting with transferring the elderly. The LiftVest is the absolute IDEAL transfer solution for semi-ambulatory residents needing assistance for assisted living communities, nursing homes, as well as the home health industry.

…This unique product is far superior to the gait belt and bridges the gap nicely for those who do not have access to mechanical lifts for semi-ambulatory residents and patients. Simply by utilizing this product, the Senior Housing and home health industries will be able to reduce transfer injuries, which will have long term effects on controlling workers compensation premiums for years to come.

I can honestly say that this one piece of equipment has added to the dignity, safety and freedom for all concerned.