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Everything You Want To Know About Stairlifts Is Right Here - Assistive Technology Blog
Ever wondered if you can make stairs at home accessible for your elderly loved ones or other family members whose disabilities may prevent them from going up and down the stairs? Our friends over at Home Healthcare Adaptations have created a comprehensive guide that will walk you through the types of stairlifts, mechanics of how they work, who would need them, their costs, benefits, and safety features. Watch this quick video below to understand the basics of stairlifts. Text version is below the video. What are stairlifts? Stairlifts are lifting devices powered by electricity which enable people with limited mobility to travel ip and down staircases with ease. They are equipped with a chair or a platform, the selection dependent upon the specific user’s needs. How does a stairlift work? A stairlift moves along a rail which is fitted to the stairs and a motor is used to move the stairlift along a track. This motor is powered by a battery which charges automatically on a continual basis. It can be charged at either the top or the bottom of the stairs and will always be sufficiently charged so that it will never cut out halfway along the stairs. Stairlifts are [...]