As we age, we often run into problems with knees, joints, bones, arthritis and more. Often these conditions result in decreased mobility, such as not being able to walk, climb stairs or go places we once were able to before. According to United States government statistics, more than eighteen million people have limited mobility caused by everything from accidents to disease to the aging process. Six million of those eighteen million individuals are veterans. Alongside this, one in five elderly people struggles with mobility.
The point is there are many with the same issues. There is help. If you or someone you know is having trouble moving generally or throughout the home, McArdle Surgical can help. This local company provides high-quality homecare equipment and supplies. A specialized product is stair lifts. McArdle surgical understands the pain of deciding between not using the upstairs, downstairs or finding another home. This is where Acorn Stair Lifts in Pittsburgh PA can help as well.
What Are Stair Lifts?
A stair lift is a mechanical device for lifting people up and down stairs. For sufficiently wide stairs, a rail is mounted to the treads of the stairs. A chair or lifting platform is attached to the rail. A person gets onto the chair or platform and is lifted up or down the stairs by the chair, which moves along the rail.
Different Types of Stair lifts
Straight-rail stair lifts are the most common type used in many private and public residences. It has a straight track attached to the steps of the staircase. These types of lifts can be installed within days and are generally the least expensive stair lift.
Curved-rail stair lifts are made to follow the shape of an individual’s home staircase. On staircases with flat landings, they eliminate the need for multiple straight stair lifts by providing a continuous ride. The installation of this stair lift will take more time for installation because of more complex measurements.
If you or someone you know is need of a stair lift, please contact Acorn Stair Lifts in Pittsburgh PA as soon as possible. Acorn Stair lifts were the only stair lift to receive recognition from the Arthritis Foundation. You can also connect them on Facebook.