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Stair Lift Reviews
is a Stair Lift?
Stair lift is a device that is used
for carrying people up and down the stairs. This device comes with a chair or
platform for people/goods and usually runs on a rail fitted to either the wall
or the stairs itself.
Before talking about stair lift
reviews it would be good to get a little background on what type of stair lift
meets your needs.
Stair lifts are used to lift a disabled or elderly person
up or down the stairs with just pushing a button. The most common is that stair
lift can move someone who has become too infirm to get up and down the stairs
because of age, illness or injury. Moving to a single-level house may be a solution,
of course, but often that is impractical. With the installation of the stair lift,
an aging parent or relative can be moved in or the difficulty in carrying groceries
or laundry from one level to another can be overcome.
The stair lift
has a seat or platform for the people to sit on. The seat along with the motor
(operated either on AC or DC or both) is the component, which moves on a rail
fitted to the stairs or the wall, and normally runs on small diameter rollers.
The rail is made of either aluminium or steel that fits directly to the treads
of the stairs, and the stair lift motor pulls the stair lift along the tracks.
The benefits of a stair lift are numerous. Primarily, a stair lift can
be used to carry a less mobile or elderly person from one floor to another. The
elderly and the disabled persons' concern of getting from one floor to another
are addressed with ease by the push of a button of the stair lift.
We will feel confident and have peace of mind
knowing that our loved one is safely transported by the stair lift equipment.
It also offers transporting luggage, laundry, groceries and other heavy articles
from one floor of the house to another. It is a comfortable mode of transport
and mobility assistance for those with debilitating conditions. It saves use of
the knee joint by climbing up or down often.
So why should a person
use stair lift?
The following could be the reasons
for above question,
1) The person is concerned climbing
stairs and feels that it takes the breath away.
The person may be forced to live upstairs and suffer from arthritis or other such
problems to make the climb strenuous.
3) He/she may
be concerned about the safety of their loved ones when they can't always be beside
4) The person is elderly or might have an elderly
or disabled person in their home.
In the above cases
the Stair lift is the ultimate choice, as it is a low cost alternative when stairs
become an obstacle.
The Stair lift consist of a chair which is very
easy to access, along with the chair a seat belt is provided for safety. An elderly
or disabled person can sit(wear the seat belt if needed) and go up or down the
floor with the touch of a button or a joystick. Moreover these lifts can also
be accessed with the help of a Remote control.
stair lift is usually installed in a wide stairs. So people can walk in the stairs
when the stair lift is in operation.
lifts can be classified as follows,
1) AC Powered:
The AC powered Stair lifts are directly powered from the main supply. It needs
a power of about 110 to 115 V AC. This type of stair lifts is much cheaper than
the Battery operated stair lifts.
2) Battery Powered:
This is also called as the DC powered Stair lifts. They operate with the help
of a battery and need to recharge when the power is down in the battery.
the design of the stair lifts can be classified into two types depending on the
type of stairs used, they are
1) Straight Stair Lifts:
If the staircase used is straight then straight stair lifts are used.
Curved Stair Lifts: If the staircase used is sprial then curved stair lifts are
The main manufactures of the stair lifts are
Acorn was started in the year 1992 and it has emerged
as the world's best selling Straight stair lifts. It manufactures the DC operated
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The Ameriglide manufactures the
Lifts and this includes stair lifts, vertical lifts, wheelchair lifts, and residential
To Know more about Ameriglide Star Lifts,
No. : 800-790-1635
Bruno Stair Lifts
Bruno was started in
the year 1984 and the Bruno II owns it. This company has excelled in the manufacturing
of Star Lifts.
The Star Lifts can carry a maximum weight of about 300lbs(one person) and
can move up and down with a Speed of 22 feet per minute.