Archive for the ‘Wheelchair Lifts’ Category

Commercial Straight Stair lift

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

There are laws that in place that regulate that public places must be wheel chair accessible and those with disabilities.  Plans for how these people will get around must be in the blue prints for the construction of new buildings.  If not, these plans wouldn’t get the approval needed to okay construction.

The two simplest ways that plans can handle this condition is to either build the building as a single floor where there is no need for stairs, or to build ramps and elevators to allow changing between floors.

If either of these don’t apply or an older building is being updated to allow for more mobile access by people with wheel chairs or other conditions, the construction company can add in a commercial straight stair lift or some other commercial stair lift.

A commercial straight stair lift is a sliding chair that is added to a straight stair case with a chair or platform that the individual will sit on or stand on, and be moved between floors.  These type of stair lifts can be added any type or size of stair case.

Typically these type of stair lifts don’t have swivel chairs for people to sit on, because those type of stair lifts only can be used by people without wheel chairs.  Because of the common use of wheel chairs and other devices to move people around, most commercial stair lifts involve a platform to move people up and down the stairs.

question: where can i get a stair lift that i can install myself?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

A user on the site asked how they can get a home stair lift that they can install themselves.  There are many ways and places that you can obtain a home stair lift that you can install yourself.  You can get a stair lift online such as this stair lift from amazon or any other chair lift on the internet.  You can buy a stair lift from a local retailer and install it yourself. Often many times these dealers will insist on installing the home stair lift themselves.  Another option is to look on craigslist.org to find someone selling their old stair lift.  In my local area I found 17 different types of stair lifts in every make and model ranging from $300 for an older stair lift to over $2,500 for a newer stair lift in better condition.  There were stair lifts from AmeriGlide, Bruno, Concord, Morning Star, Pinnacle and more.  With enough effort and time spent, you can find the home chair lift for your needs that you can install yourself.

Chairlifts for those that are in wheelchairs

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

When people go from using the stairs like a breeze to having difficulty using them when they become elderly or in a wheel chair is a common occurance.  According to a study done by the University of California Disability Statistics Center that more then 60% of the 1.6 million wheel chair users in the United States have a difficult time getting aroudn their home. Many friends and family members will often recommend getting a single story dwelling or moving into a nursing home to solve the problem of getting around the home.  That is not the case.  Installing a home stair lift could be all that they need to get around on their own.

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