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Category Archives: Vertical Platform Lifts

Why You Need a Vertical Stairlift in Pennsylvania

If you have mobility limitations, getting around in public is hard enough – you don’t want to face the same obstacles in moving around your own home. During the summer months in particular, outdoor stairs may pose difficulties in spending time with loved ones on the porch or in the yard. If these problems sound familiar, a vertical platform lift may be the solution for you.

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What Are the Benefits of a Vertical Platform Lift?

Bruno’s VPL-3300 series wheelchair lift series

We’ve written quite a bit over the years about the benefits of installing a stair lift. But with this blog post, we’re moving outdoors and focusing on a device that performs a lot of the same functions as a stair lift. It’s time to meet the VPL, otherwise known as the vertical platform lift. Continue reading "What Are the Benefits of a Vertical Platform Lift?"

Is There a Difference Between a Stair Lift and a Chair Lift and a Lift Chair?

Senior Woman on stair Lift

The English language has a lot of terms that tend to get used interchangeably, like “sofa” and “couch” or “dinner” and “supper.”

We’ll add to the list “chair lift” and “stair lift.” Depending on who you ask, these are either two very different devices or two ways of describing the same thing. In this blog post, we’ll investigate the difference between a stair lift and a chair lift. Continue reading "Is There a Difference Between a Stair Lift and a Chair Lift and a Lift Chair?"

Best Accessibility Options for Your Home

wheelchair lift for accessibility
Image courtesy of: www.bruno.com

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:

1. Wheelchair ramps

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.

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How a Bruno Vertical Platform Lift Can Help You

vertical platform lifts in PAIf 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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