Thinking of buying a Hoyer type lift in Japan…….

  • Thinking of buying a Hoyer type lift in Japan…….

     Josh Grisdale updated 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Eric

    Member
    May 25, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Hello All:

    I am bringing my father on a 27 day cruise next year from Tokyo to Seattle, if all goes to plan. He is an 83 year old paraplegic who has limited transfer capabilities. Unfortunately “special needs at sea” who we normally spend around $2000 USD to rent the lift has no agent in Tokyo authorized to provide the lift. We are wondering if it possible to buy a Hoyer type lift in Tokyo…..Sail it over to Seattle, use it for 1 month onboard and then we would probably donate it to a local charity in Seattle. How would we figure out pricing and availability so we may ascertain the viability of our “Secret plan” ;)??? We know the ship, and the room and already know that in Europe, AU and the USA all the Lifts have worked within the onboard power guidelines. Any information would be much appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    May 25, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks for reaching out! Sorry to hear that Special Needs at Sea cannot accommodate this in Japan.

    It is possible to buy a lift. In fact, you can get them online:

    https://search.rakuten.co.jp/search/mall/%E4%BB%8B%E8%AD%B7+%E3%83%AA%E3%83%95%E3%83%88/

    Though, they are a bit more than $2000 USD. Getting it delivered might be the harder issue. If you go the online route, perhaps @heather-hopkins-clement can help with logistics.

    However, for setting everything up correctly, an official reseller might be safest. The company we often use for rentals is called Abilities and they have hoists as well:

    https://www.abilities.jp/fukushi_kaigo_kiki/fukusiyougu/idouyoulift

    However, they are more focused on renting not selling. (Though the president is a very easy going guy who would likely be open to negotiations.)

    Would that still fit in your budget?

    Another alternative could be a travel hoist:

    https://www.molifthoistsandparts.co.uk/Travel-hoist-for-the-disabled

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    June 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Any updates on this?

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