Ceiling & Rolling Lifts



Patient lifts - for reliable, safe, easy-to-use mobility!

For transfer from/to the bed, wheelchair, bath, commode, whirlpool, floor...just about anywhere throughout the home or facility, a Barrier Free Lift/Horcher lift is your solution. Choose from a variety of ceiling-mounted, wall-mounted or free-standing lift products as well as rolling lift products to provide reliable, safe, easy-to-use patient transfers and mobility!

These lifts may have the "Barrier Free Lifts" or Horcher Lifting Systems or Horcher Medical Systems labeling/logo, as Horcher GmbH is the original manufacturer of Barrier Free Lifts-branded products.

IMAGE Management, LLC provides sales/rental/lease of new and used lifts and service parts; used equipment purchase; as well as demonstration, planning, installation, service and support for these lifts.  We have been providing these lifts, accessories for these lifts (slings, hand controls, batteries, etc.) and service parts for over 25 years.

We also rent lifts for situations when the lift will most likely be needed for only a short time or when a lower initial payment followed by a monthly payment is desired. For more information about rentals, visit our Rentals page.

Keep reading for more about patient lifts and/or contact us to discuss.

What's on this page?

Patient Lifts - Types, Terminology and Issues

Patient Lift Types

There are many types of lifts available.  (See a sample picture of each basic type at top of screen.) The primary classes of lifts are:


Whether you choose a ceiling or floor lift, the patient will be lifted in a sling attached to the lift. There are many different slings available and slings come in multiple sizes and materials to support all patient care applications -- transferring while clothed, bathing, toileting, etc.  We'll help you determine the proper style and size of sling.


Ceiling lifts travel from point-to-point or room-to-room on a track installed in your ceiling. The track can be as short as a 6 foot piece of track over the bed and wheelchair area or as involved as track all over a home or facility. This track can be straight or curved and can have a variety of accessories (such as track switches, carousels, etc.)  to help your patient get where they need to within your home or facility.

Other Accessories, Service Parts and Installation/Repair Services

Lifts have a variety of accessories and replaceable parts such as:

Preventing Caregiver Injury

Preventing caregiver injury is a driving force in the purchase/use of patient lifts. Even highly skilled facility caregivers can injure themselves by overexertion and strain. While the use of manual (hydraulic) lifts is a step in the direction of caregiver safety, they still require caregiver exertion. Power-assisted patient lifts are the answer to preventing caregiver injury.

Patient Lift Key Questions

Evaluating a new product is a daunting task. Rest assured that there is a patient lift solution for you. Before you go further, use these questions to help you realize key facts about your situation. With these facts in mind, you can evaluate and select a patient lift solution.

Where do you need to use this lift?

Describe the patient.

Describe the caregivers?

What types of lift movements does patient need to be able to accomplish?

Any special needs/restrictions/applications?

Purchasing a Patient Lift for Home Use

A patient lift in your home may be the factor that allows the disabled individual to stay at home instead of being placed in a facility. A patient lift can help the caregiver provide care for their loved one, without strain and injury.

Patient lifts in the home:

Lift Finances

A patient lift will improve the patient's quality of life, but we know that the cost of a lift is a deciding issue. Patient lift costs should be viewed in light of the costs that the lift can avoid or offset. Patients can be cared for at home instead of institutionalized. Caregivers can avoid costly and painful injuries.

Healthcare, government support and insurance policies are in a constant state of flux. We/you cannot know, without formally inquiring, whether your insurance plan, life-care plan or other funding source will cover part or all of a patient lift. We will mention that Medicare and most insurance companies do not cover lifts other than the simplest rolling lift. But, there are some insurance organizations, nonprofits and other funding sources that do assist with patient lifts. The rationale behind insurance and other funding groups covering patient lifts, is that patients are more able to accomplish their own activities of daily living when they are able to be transferred easily. If the patient's family member is able to accomplish transfers with the assistance of a patient lift, costly attendants and other home care can be avoided. Even if an attendant is used, patient care is more satisfying for the patient and less costly for the insurance company or funding source, when the patient is able to stay home. Insurance companies and funding sources know that, when compared to the cost of institutional care, a patient lift is an inexpensive option. 

Financing Options? 

We accept most major credit cards, PayPal and PayPal Credit, which all provide a type of financing. Please see the "Financing Methods" section of our "Purchasing Methods" page for more information.