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Lifts for the elderly



 

Many elderly people face difficulties when it comes to participation in the social activities due to restricted mobility and health problems. One such difficulty might be access to the facilities of upper/lower floor areas of a building. These barriers can be overcome by installing a platform lift in the property. Nowadays there are many lifts available that are suitable for various users; this can be vertical and inclined platform lift, portable wheelchair lift, stairlift and many others.

 


Platform lifts allow a person in a wheelchair to travel between the floors safely. A vertical platform lift is a standalone lift that is wide enough for a wheelchair and can also accommodate a carer. Such lifts also have special buttons to call for assistance. An inclined lift is a platform that travels along a guide rail on the stairs and is also suitable for wheelchair users.

 


Stairlifts and power steps are one of the most popular solutions among elderly people. Stairlift is a chair that is attached to the rail fixed on the treads of the stairs and can transport a person up and downstairs. The stairlift can be installed on both straight and curved staircases.

 


A power step is another way of overcoming steps. It is often used outside of the house where the entrance has a high step or two. The smaller versions of the powerstep allow a single person to step on but there are also powersteps for people with walking frames that have larger platforms. It is operated by push button controls and the platform can be stopped at any point to provide an intermediate step.

 


It is extremely important to live independent and worry free life within your own home. Choosing the right type of the lift that would fit nicely in your home will make your daily life more comfortable and the time spent at home more enjoyable.


 

 


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