If you or a loved one is dealing with mobility issues, tools such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts and chairlifts can offer you new levels of safety and independence. Continue reading "How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp"
Here’s a phrase that we should leave in the past: “Confined to a wheelchair.”
Having to use a wheelchair doesn’t mean you’re trapped, especially not at home. From stair lifts to ramps, there are options available to you or your loved ones to make your home more accessible:
Ramps are the most common way of making a home, business or public building more accessible to people who use wheelchairs, scooters, or simply have difficulty getting up and down stairs. A contractor can install a permanent ramp made of concrete or wood, but a folding or modular ramp can also work if you’re on a tighter budget.
If you happen to be a regular reader of the PA Stairlifts blog, you would certainly be forgiven for assuming that the only accessibility products we offer are, well … stair lifts.
Over the past year, we’ve spoken to you about stairlift funding. We’ve written about how stair lifts can help seniors with mobility issues hang onto their hobbies. We’ve even explained how the installation of a home stair lift can benefit the other members of your family. And heck: The word “stairlift” is even one-half of our company name!
As it happens, we also sell vertical platform lifts—they’re sometimes referred to as “porch lifts” or “residential platform lifts”—and they’re manufactured by Bruno right here in the United States. Vertical platform lifts are designed for people who use wheelchairs, specifically those who aren’t able to lift themselves out of their wheelchair and into the chair that’s attached to a stairlift.
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