We Manufacture and Distribute the Most Recognized Brand of Patient Lifts and Slings – Hoyer.
Ted Hoyer was parsonage-born, a student and athlete at Northwestern Prep. Because of a minor injury, Ted did not accompany his football team on a crisp autumn day in September 1936 to an away game. The team would have to play with its second-string quarterback. Ted, not to be denied, hitched a ride in a friend's car to cheer on the team. On the way to the game the car overturned and in a split-second Ted was a quadriplegic, who at age 16 was to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Once his condition stabilized, Ted was concerned about his mobility and after some years of tinkering came up with what today is called the Hoyer Lift. The Hoyer Lift is sold at over 1,700 retail outlets in the US and is world-known. With the fully portable Hoyer Lift, a caregiver can transfer individuals with disabilities from one place to another with little effort. In addition to Hoyer Lifts and Slings, Joerns Healthcare also offers a suite of products ranging from bed frames, specialty mattresses, therapeutic support surfaces, and bariatric equipment to the home medical equipment community.