In the 2003-2004 school year we added a LIKO overhead lift to one of our classrooms that serves severe and profound disabled students. Previously, the Hoyer lift was the only mechanical lifting device available for use at this school. Because of its size and difficulty to use, this was not utilized to assist with transfers. Prior to installing the LIKO lift, it was feared that this too would not be used. However, because of its ease of use and totally out of the way design, this lift has made a tremendous impact on the ease of positioning and transferring the students in this classroom. It is used multiple times daily and easily accommodates several different students. The progressive wear and tear of the staff’s bodies while performing transfers and positioning has been eliminated. After doing a thorough price analysis of vendors, Progressive had one of the best prices for overhead lifts.
We also want you to know that the service has been outstanding. Steve Hullum, President of PHCS, has personally taken care of every aspect involving the lift. He provided hands-on inservice for all of staff after initial installation and provided prompt response when any question arose. His professionalism and personal approach has been a pleasure to the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Because LIKO lift has been so successful, we hope to install additional LIKO lifts in other classrooms at this campus as well as other campuses in the FWISD in the upcoming school year.