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    ELK Lifting Cushion for Care Homes

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    ELK Lifting Cushion

    The ELK is an emergency lifting cushion designed to provide a safe, dignified lift and is recognised as a unique manual handling aid for professionals in a medical setting.

    Benefits of the Elk

    The ELK is an innovative piece of manual handling equipment, designed for single handed care.  The fallen person can be quickly and safely lifted from the floor while reducing the risk of injury to both the medical professional and the individual themselves.

    It is ideal for anyone who has fallen in a confined space: the person who has fallen can shuffle on to the cushion - or be rolled on from the recovery position - and then assisted to sit upright. With the touch of a button, the Elk inflates allowing the person to settle in a raised seated position ready to stand within minutes.

    Who can use it?

    The ELK lifting cushion is ideal for care home professionals providing a key aid in aid for lifting in a pressurised environment, and particularly where people have fallen in confined spaces such as bathrooms, bedrooms or hallways. It is suitable for injured and non-injured individuals, including:

    • The elderly – 30% of adults over 65 will fall at least once a year.  This rises to 50% in the over 80s.
    • Residents with neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer’s and dementia and Huntington's disease.
    • Individuals with physical disabilities such as limited mobility or amputees.
    • Plus Size or bariatric residents who face daily mobility challenges and will often find it difficult to get back on their feet when they fall – even though they are uninjured.

    Special features

    • The ELK is particularly compact and lightweight (weighing only 3.6 kgs/8 lbs).
    • One size fits all - The ELK can lift the most fragile person up to plus size individuals weighing 450kg.
    • Its unique design means it can be used inside or outside and is particularly effective in small confined spaces such as the bedroom, bathroom or hallway where alternative lifting devices may not be suitable.
    • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
    • The ELK is inflated using a battery operated Airflow compressor.
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    ELK Lifting Cushion for Care Homes

    The ELK is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion.

    If someone falls over and they can shuffle on to the cushion or be rolled on from the recovery position and assisted to sit upright then the Elk can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raise seated position ready to stand.

    This product includes the Airflo 24 compressor.

    Technical Info
    Maximum User Weight:

    450kg (70 stone)

    Inflated Height:


    Inflated Width:


    Inflated Depth:


    Deflated Folded Dimensions:

    62cm x 26cm x 11.5cm



    "Your customer service is all that one expects: courteous, prompt, efficient. I was very satisfied with your response to my recent problem."
    John Dowd,

    "After trying to order a replacement battery at my local mobility shop and being told it would take 2-3 weeks to deliver, I was most impressed that my phone call to you produced a delivery in 2 days and at nearly half the price!"
    Mrs J Sysum,

    "The sales assistant on the telephone was very good and helpful with the replacement needed being arranged and delivered very quickly. Thank you."
    Mrs Ann Watson,

    "I was very satisfied with the service I received, very helpful and friendly and very prompt dispatch of goods."
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