A stationary lifting solution, consisting of a ceiling lift unit mounted either on a permanently installed rail system or on a freestanding lift stand, is an ergonomically ideal alternative that eliminates the need for manual lifting and allows the caregiver to always choose the optimal working stance. Furthermore, the lift system is always in place, it requires a minimum of floor space and it is very easy to manoeuvre. Another advantage is that the system provides a large lifting area and the possibility of both low and very high lifting