The Sara Stedy – A Patient Transfer Aid

Equipment designed for patient transfer is created to aid care workers in safely moving patients between different locations. The use of specialised tools significantly enhances the safety of transfers, safeguarding both the patient and the care worker from potential injuries resulting from improper manual handling. Effective manual handling, without causing harm, relies on employing proper techniques and utilising the right equipment.

Our carefully thought-out selection of patient hoists is intended to facilitate the seamless transfer of individuals with limited or no mobility. Our comprehensive hoist range encompasses mobile hoists, standing hoists, bath hoists and more. Prioritising patient safety is our commitment, and we recognise its significance to you.

What is the Sara Stedy and what is it used for?

The Sara Stedy is a mobile transfer aid designed to help people with reduced mobility move from one seated position to another. It is particularly useful for transferring individuals from sitting to standing positions and vice versa. The device provides support and stability during the transfer process, making it safer and more comfortable for the user and the caregiver.

For example, to transfer a patient to/from a chair, wheelchair, a bed and toilet.

It is better suited for those between 149-193cm (4’11”-6’6″) and supports a maximum weight of 182kg (28.5st).

The benefits of a Sara Stedy

The Sara Stedy offers several benefits for individuals with reduced mobility and their carers. Some of the key advantages include:

  1. Enhanced Mobility – The primary purpose of the Sara Stedy is to assist individuals in moving from a sitting to a standing position and vice versa. This can significantly enhance the mobility of people who may have difficulty with these transitions of their own.
  2. Independence – With the help of the Sara Stedy, individuals may experience increased independence in performing daily activities. Individuals can use the device to move between different locations without relying solely on the assistance of others.
  3. Safety – The device is designed to provide stability and support during transfers, reducing the risk of falls or injuries for both the user and the caregiver. The handles and secure seating contribute to a safer transfer experience.
  4. Comfort – The Sara Stedy is designed with comfort in mind. The padded seat and supportive handles help make the transfer process more comfortable for individuals with mobility challenges.
  5. Ease of Use – The device is typically easy to operate, making it accessible for both the user and the carer. The wheeled base allows for smooth movement, and the handles are positioned to facilitate a secure grip.
  6. Versatility – The Sara Stedy can be used in various settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, care facilities, and homes. Its versatility makes it a valuable tool for caregivers in different environments.
  7. Reduced Strain on Caregivers – Caregivers often face physical challenges when assisting individuals with mobility issues. Sara Stedy can help reduce the strain on caregivers by providing a stable transfer platform, making the process more manageable.
  8. Promotion of Rehabilitation – For individuals undergoing rehabilitation, Sara Stedy can promote movement and independence, supporting the overall rehabilitation process.

Why is it called a Sara Stedy?

The name comes from Arjo, a company specialising in healthcare and medical equipment, particularly patient handling and mobility solutions.

Arjo empowers movement at the heart of everything they do. It’s at the centre of their product design philosophy. It’s how they help care providers stay agile and efficient. For caregivers it’s about enabling them to move freely and productively and for patients, it’s about enhancing mobility to promote healing, dignity and independence.


Hire Arjo Sara Stedy from Direct Mobility

Direct Mobility offers for rent the Arjo Sara Stedy, non-powered moving and handling equipment designed to empower individuals in their daily tasks and enhance mobility. This type of aid makes seemingly dunting activities, such as transitioning from sitting to standing, achievable.

We have a range of manual handling aids available.


Below is a video demonstration of how the product works.


If you need further assistance with our product range, please reach out – we are here to help! Alternatively, you can add your chosen moving and handling equipment to your hire list and request a quote.




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