Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Stair. By Anika Beitz.
In fact, the best time to add a stair lift system may be before it is actually a requirement. There are plenty of seniors who may not be disabled, but who experience intermittent conditions, such as an arthritic knee or hip, that make climbing stairs a challenge some of the time. Stair lifts can be installed in straight or curved staircases. Most models today run on rechargeable DC battery packs that hold a charge for around 8 to 10 trips up and down, depending on the length of the track and the weight of the person it is transporting. Some of these battery packs have chargers mounted next to the top or bottom of the lift track, while others are able to recharge from anywhere along the track. DC powered stair lifts are the preferred style today because they still work (for a while anyway) if the AC power to the household is cut. Many seniors, through no fault of their own, lose the ability to go up and down staircases with agility. And many of them have strong emotional ties to the house in which they live. A stair lift can make the difference between allowing a senior to have significant independence of daily living and having to making the difficult choice of selling a beloved home.
If you do not have enough money to buy stair lifts, do not worry as you can always opt for stair lift rental. People do not need to stay confined at one place if the two legs given to them are working properly. But sometimes it so happens that due to some reason or the other the ability to walk is lost. You cannot move about freely and you cannot even go up and down the stairs as and when you require. Losing the ability to walk is really painful. Most of the time, one needs to remain confined at one place. You might break your leg or have some pain in your leg. The legs might even be paralyzed or there might be illness like arthritis which forces a person to stop the movement of the legs. At that point of time going up and coming down the stairs becomes a serious problem.
The stair is now laid on its back and (starting from the bottom step) the treads are laid in position, fitting perfectly without gaps. As each tread is positioned it is attached to the rear riser. Once all treads are positioned, the stair is laid on its side again and the end screws through the brackets are inserted. The fasteners attaching the tread to the top of the rise may be inserted as blind screws (using pocket holes in the risers) or blocks from the underside or simply using finished nails from the top.
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