MemberOctober 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm
As part of my university degree, I am researching the needs of stairlift users.
I would be interested to find out if any users on this forum have ever had difficulty carrying items upstairs while using your stairlift?
Thanks very much in advance for your help.
MemberOctober 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Hi Stephen, you have duplicated your post. I have answered on the original posting.
MemberOctober 20, 2017 at 1:41 am
In answer to your question, yes. My mom has a disease that makes it difficult for her to breathe much less go up the stairs. What would be great is a stair lift that has a flat platform that the user could drive their wheelchair onto and then ascend. That way, they don’t have to get out of the wheel chair and onto the chairlift and then have another wheel chair at the top of the stairs. Wheelchairs are already designed to carry all sorts of equipment for their passengers so the safety aspect is already covered there. Just design a stair rail system that will ditch the chair and accommodate a platform for a wheelchair (powered or unpowered).
MemberOctober 20, 2017 at 8:02 amquote okmobility:
They are called Wheelchair Platform Lifts and have been available for years, often domestic properties are not large enough to take one though because of the space required.
In answer to the original post I have never been asked for any adaptions fitting to a stairlift, most issues can be easily overcome like a sealed beaker or flask if they want to take a hot drink upstairs
Majority of my customers that use oxygen bottles will have the oxygen piped upstairs so no need to carry any bottles.
Walking sticks: one at either floor
Walking frames if required: one at either floor
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