Friday, January 21, 2011

Important Mobility Lifts for the Home

Those who are elderly or deal with some form of permanent disability often need the additional help of some type of mobility lift system that is designed for home use. There are many types of mobility aids that are available for a variety of issues that people face every day. Some are portable equipment that can be used only by the disabled in the home and then set aside when other family members need to use an area of the home.

Other products are permanent or semi-permanent installations that are necessary to provide superior mobility at all times in the home. Some of the top mobility aids for permanent or semi-permanent home use include lifts for staircases and various type of step configurations. Here are several types of mobility lifts that are often installed at residences which are multi-level and that prove to be a major obstacle for personal mobility in living spaces.

First, the most common type of lift for a home is a straight staircase lift system. These are designed to provide easy accessibility to upper levels of a multi-level home. They are the most commonly installed, easiest to install and the least costly, because of the straight design. The system is either attached on the wall along the staircase or along the steps to provide a track to carry the chair up the staircase to the next level.

The second type of home lift is a curved system that is always custom designed to suit each particular residential lay out. They are more costly and more complicated to install than straight lifts, because of the customization that is required. However, they are great mobility aids for many multi-level homes that have curved staircases and can be designed to match any home decor or disability requirement.

A third important type of lift system for the home is an outdoor disability lift that can be installed to provide access to any entrance area that has steps, porches, decks or multi-level dimensions. These are also customized and are more expensive than the simpler straight version of the home lift system.

These basic mobility lifts for the home can make it possible for the elderly to stay in their homes without having to move to a single level home. They also make it possible for anyone who is physically challenged, to have complete access to their home, without having to be relegated to a single floor for safety purposes, which can keep them isolated from others.

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