For people with mobility limitations, staircases can be one of most prominent barriers to access. From staircases that make it difficult to go upstairs, to outdoor stairways that limit entry to the home, to basement stairways that prevent access to laundry facilities, they limit the full enjoyment of your home. A stair lift is the safe, reliable choice to restore full access to the entirety of your home.
What is a Stair Lift?
A stair lift is a mechanical device used for transporting people up and down staircases. Its central components are a rail, seat, and motor. The user simply sits down in the chair, attaches the safety buckle, and uses a switch or handset to move up or down the staircase at a safe and comfortable speed. Stair lifts are also known as chair lifts, stair gliders, and stair climbers. When manufactured with quality parts and installed with care, stair lifts are safe, comfortable, quiet, and durable.
Who Uses a Stair Lift?
Stair lifts are appropriate for anyone who has trouble walking or wants to reduce strain on the knee joints. The elderly, people prone to falls, and disabled people unable to safely navigate stairs can benefit from using a stair lift.
Bruno Stair Lifts
At MEDability, we are proud to offer stair lifts from Bruno Independent Living Aids, the most trusted manufacturer of straight and curved stair lifts. A family company, Bruno has been a leading in mobility products for more than 30 years. We sell four three models of stair lifts manufactured by Bruno: Bruno Elan Straight Stair Lift, Bruno Interior and Exterior Elite Straight Stair Lift, and Bruno Custom Curve Stair Lift. Straight stair lifts are appropriate for traditional staircases, whereas the curved model is custom-designed to suit your curved or split staircase.
Our stair lifts have slim profiles, allowing free access to the rest of the staircase with optional power swivel seat, power folding footrest, and power folding rails. The seat is adjustable, padded, and comfortable – so much so you won’t want to get off! Operation is smooth, quiet, and reliable.
How is a Stair Lift Installed?
First, we evaluate the size and slope of your staircase and custom-order the rail, which is crafted specially for your home. Once the model is ready, your MEDability installer gets to work. Installing a stair lift requires no structural changes to your home and no renovations – just quick and easy installation.
Is a stair lift right for you? Give us a call or visit us in-store to discover a stair lift can help you safely enjoy full access to your home once more.
Title image courtesy of Bruno Independent Living Aids