Published at Friday, 14 September 2018. Stair. By Florentine Brugmann.
But to keep yourself active and to fulfill your needs you need to move up and down the stairs. The first option to move up and down the stairs is to use a stair lift. But most of the time, these costs so much that many cannot afford them. This is when the stair lift rental comes into being. It is a great alternative to buying one. It either uses electricity to run or is battery operated. It uses heavy materials like aluminum and steel and hence is a secured product. Other than this there a quite a lot of stair lift rental products that are available in the market. The main difference between them is the way they work and the facilities that they offer. Methods which are used by the stair lift rental to transport a person up the stairs are screw method or the rack and pinion method, cable method, and chain method.
Proper stair design has a maximum rise of eight inches, a minimum run of nine inches and a minimum tread width of 9.25 inches. A safe and properly configured stairway should be at 34 inches wide. As a rule the wider steps are safer then narrow stairs. There needs to be adequate headroom above the set of stairs. The required headroom is at least 6 foot 6 inches. When there is a door at the top of a set of steps, it should open away from the stairs for safety reasons. If a door opens toward the stairs a landing is needed so a person opening the door will not be able to push someone on the stairs.
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.
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