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Archive for October, 2008

Catheter Holder for Overactive Bladder Bed Wetting Problems

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Bed Shower System for Handicap Bathroom Disabled Bathtubs

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Prevail Male Incontinence Diaperless System

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Handicap Bathtubs & Disabled Shower Aid

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Stairway Chair Stairlifts

Stair Lifts for the Disabled Handicap Lift Chair Stairway Installation

Author: www.stairlifts.com

Chair or Stair Lifts Options for the handicapped home

Stairlifts are installed in stairways for handicapped ambulatory home owners to ride up and down the stairway. Also commonly known as chairlifts, they provide a motorized flip down chair or seat. Acorn is the premier manufacturer of stair or chair lifts worldwide and you can visit their site at www stairlifts com .  Those of us not dealing with the daily challenge of wheelchair accessability take the process of getting from the top to bottom floor for granted bounding up and down the stairs each day. But when the disabled elderly lose mobility and must rely on wheel chairs and other handicapped aids, and wish to remain home with dignity, solutions must be found. Acorn stair lifts are one of the most popular wheel chair lifting devices on the market and less expensive then altering the house to ad an elevator. You do not realize that for many the steps present a very large obstacle. If you can not easily or safely use the stairs in your home, you might be tempted to avoid the upstairs areas and might even consider selling your house. These options are unnecessary if you own a stair lift.

A stair lift is a mobility aid that is installed to a staircase and is used to carry an individual up and down the staircase. In most cases a strong aluminum track is secured directly to the stairs. Attached to the track is a car unit that consists of an electric motor and a chair or small platform. The car travels up and down the stairs on the track and can support one rider.

Many people choose to install the stair lift on their own and if you have a straight staircase, this process can generally be done quickly and efficiently. The first step is to secure the track to the steps. Generally the car comes loaded on a short piece of track and this small piece of track is connected to the track on the stairs. The car unit, which consists of electrical motor, chair or platform, and in some cases batteries. The car can be quite heavy, so it is a good idea to get some help bringing it to the top of the stairs. After the small piece of track that holds the car is attached to the stairs, the car is plugged in and backed down onto the track. The small piece of track can then be removed. For more detailed information go to www stairlift .com

While a stair lift for a straight staircase can be installed quickly and inexpensively, if you have a curved staircase, it will cost much more and require professional installation. Sometimes it is possible to install 2 straight stair lifts, but this can only be done on 'L' shaped staircases that have a landing. This is much less expensive and can be ordered and installed in less than a week, but if you must go with a curved stair lift you are looking at a process that can last over 2 months from the time of order to the time it is installed.

Stair lifts provide a great way to bridge the gap between areas of different elevation in a home. They can also be used outdoors on the front steps and greatly improve mobility. For more information or to sign up for a free in home consultation with an Acorn com installation expert in your town fill out the form above and click on the "Free Stairlift Consultation" button, go to your email and confirm your request for information from www acorn partners com (because we hate spam too) and you will be contacted by a friendly expert who will give you an honest, no pressure estimate of what it will cost to place an Acorn Stair Lift in or outside your home right away.

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