The original lifting design of the Raizer lift chairs is a smarter falls response solution that supports and lifts a non-injured faller from the floor within minutes and enables single handed falls response.
The Raizer 2 emergency lifting chair is fully electric and can be controlled by buttons on the Raizer 2 seat unit or by a wireless remote control which is ideal for single handed falls response and reduces the risk of moving and handling greatly.
The Raizer M Manual lifting chair is a more cost effective, and less electrically enabled version of the Raizer M lift chair. With the same chair lift design on offer, the Raizer M Manual is controlled by a smooth turn handle that slides into the side of the seat unit.
The electrical components in the Raizer 2 lifting chair and the manual operation of the Raizer M mean there are slightly different costs associated with both lifting chairs.
However, there are also costs associated with the current methods of non-injurious falls response. These costs are incurred by care homes and fall assistants, community-based falls response teams, councils, ambulance and emergency services amongst others.
There are also system costs associated with the current method of non-injurious falls response, from increased pressures on hospitals resulting from A&E admissions, to added responsibility to ambulance crews that are tasked with providing falls response in the community across the UK.
Falls are a significant cost to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), falls are estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. This includes the cost of emergency hospital admissions, inpatient care, outpatient appointments, and rehabilitation services. The cost may vary depending on the severity and complexity of the fall and the associated injuries.
Falls are a common occurrence among older people in the UK, and both injurious and non-injurious falls are a significant public health concern. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), around one in three adults over the age of 65 experience a fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of accidental death in this age group.
However, many falls do not result in serious injury, and it is estimated that around 70% of falls in this age group result in no physical harm. Despite this, non-injurious falls can still have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and independence and can increase the risk of future falls and injuries. Therefore, preventing all falls, regardless of their severity, is an important public health goal.
Non-injurious falls are also a concern for the National Health Service (NHS) as they can lead to increased anxiety and a loss of confidence in older people, which can ultimately lead to a reduction in their mobility and independence.
While the direct healthcare costs associated with non-injurious falls may be lower than those for falls resulting in injury, they can still result in increased healthcare utilization and costs. Additionally, non-injurious falls can have indirect costs, such as increased social care needs, and reduced quality of life. Therefore, preventing falls in older people is an important public health priority.
Non-injurious falls can take place in a variety of settings, both indoors and outdoors. Common locations for non-injurious falls among older people include:
It’s worth noting that falls can occur anywhere, and the location may vary depending on an individual’s daily activities and routines.
Non-injurious falls can also occur in hospitals, and they are a significant concern for healthcare providers. Hospitalized patients, particularly older adults, are at an increased risk of falls due to factors such as medication use, mobility impairment, and confusion. According to the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, falls are the most commonly reported patient safety incidents, with up to 250,000 falls reported in hospitals each year.
Non-injurious falls in hospitals can still have significant consequences for patients, including psychological distress, increased length of hospital stay, and delayed recovery. Therefore, healthcare providers have implemented a range of fall prevention strategies, including regular patient assessments, environmental modifications, and staff education and training, to reduce the risk of falls and promote patient safety.
The costs associated with non-injurious falls where a low strength person is unable to get themselves back on their feet are not just monetary. Long lies on the ground after a fall can greatly impact the physiological state of a reduced mobility individual.
With access to the Raizer lifting chair(s) a falls assistant can respond to a non-injurious fall and pick up a fallen person from the ground in under 5 minutes. As a result, this removes the need to call an ambulance when ambulance response times are already at a low with emergency services being stretched across the UK. The Raizer enables rapid falls response, greatly alleviating emergency service system pressures.
The Raizer lifting chai can also be operated by just one falls assistant, giving the chair lift an advantage over more cumbersome lifting equipment such as hoists and inflatable cushions. Take a look at our lifting cushion vs Raizer comparison to see which lifting solution is right for you.
Another difference between the Raizer M and the Raizer 2 lifting chairs is in the operating costs associated with ongoing servicing and maintenance to keep the chair lift in its optimum condition.
Due to its lack of motors or electrical components and manual operation, the Raizer M doesn’t require servicing. This is more cost-effective from a maintenance point of view but is a trade off as the manual operation means that the lifting process of the Raizer M Manual isn’t as quick as the electric Raizer 2 chair lift.
The Raizer 2 lifting chair requires slightly more upkeep and ongoing maintenance than the Raizer M due to the electrical components that allow its smooth and stable remote controlled chair lift.
The Raizer 2 is not subject to LOLER lifting regulations, as it is a floor lift chair that is unlike a hoist. This means that the Raizer 2 doesn’t require servicing every 6 months unlike other lifting equipment that is used to pick up a fallen person from the floor.
As a result, the Raizer 2 requires an annual service, which costs between £150-£250 depending on your location in the UK.
The Raizer lifting chair comes with a 2-year warranty, which we provide on the condition that we service the Raizer within the first 12 months. The warranty covers manufacturing defects only, not accidental damage or user error.
Additional parts can be purchased individually or as a pack. Some of the most common parts that service users replace are:
Prices of these parts range from belts at £28 to a remote control at £195. Contact us for a parts and price list – discounts are available for purchase of entire parts packages.
A range of accessories and attachments that make the Raizer M and Raizer 2 lifting chairs more convenient when carrying and add more stability and safety to the chair lift experience are available to purchase.
Accessory prices range from £30 to £200, associated costs are the same for both versions of the Raizer emergency lifting chairs.
If you have a problem with your Raizer, our on-site callout charges range between £100 and £200, as with an extra mileage charge for distances further than 80 miles from our office in Harrogate, West Yorkshire.
For your peace of mind, ongoing care and servicing contracts are available to keep our Raizer lifting chair in the best condition and typically last for a 3–5-year period. Ideal the owners of several Raizer lifting chairs across multiple locations, this option is mostly used by emergency and ambulance services, community-based falls response teams and other non-residential purchases of the Raizer lifting chair.
Our servicing contracts provide access to:
For more information on the costs associated with servicing, maintenance and of the Raizer, visit our dedicated Raizer servicing cost page.