Stairlifts to Make Home Navigation Easier

Written by Channel 8 Cleveland on June 28, 2013. Posted in Stairlift, Stairway chair lift

Vertical lift

C.C. Crispen created the first stair lift prototype in 1920. He did this to help an ailing friend travel between floors in his own home. Living with a disability is difficult and unfortunately can make every day activities much harder than they were before. The ADA defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. If you or someone you love can no longer stand, walk, or climb stairs it may be time for them to look into stairlifts.

A stairlift is a device that can be installed to lift people or wheelchairs up and down stairs. Some people build wheelchair ramps which can be installed in replacement of stairs. However, these are not always realistic. That is why the use of stairway lift chairs may be the best solution for you. When installing a stairlift they may be used on sufficiently wide stairs. A rail is mounted on either the treads of the stairs or the wall beside the stairs. Then a chair platform or a lifting platform is attached to the rail, depending on the specific function of the product.

There is also the option of an elevator home product. Home elevator options may be right for you if you have a narrow or winding stairway. A home elevator installation may also be a good choice for you if you are unable to leave your wheelchair or have a problem with your weight. If you have decided on this option and plant to go ahead with the project you will want to make sure you have all the features you need. Such considerations could be a telephone jack and emergency button. Also, you may want to consider the type of gate that is installed on the elevator.

Many people do not realize the importance of mobility until the function has been taken away from them. Whether you are deciding on a stairlift or elevator for your home or a vertical lift for you car, truck, or more recently the truck cab of heavy machinery, make sure you weigh your options. Do not idle any longer. Your home should not be challenging for you to navigate. Just because you have a disability does not mean you need to be at a disadvantage. Good refereneces.

Comments (7)

  • October 1, 2013 at 9:11 am |

    My grandmother has a stairlift in her house. She is 90 and she can only walk around with a walker. It has really helped her to be able to get around. I would recommend them.

  • February 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

  • Morgan Harris
    March 23, 2014 at 2:20 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

  • April 22, 2014 at 2:23 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

  • Allen Alexander
    May 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

  • Leo Stevenson
    June 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

  • Aaron Vasquez
    July 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm |

    My uncle has a stairlift and I use it all the time. Even though I dont need to. He doesnt mind but they are a lot of fun. He likes his at least.

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