There are many areas around the home that can be very dangerous, but accidents on staircases are one of the leading causes of serous injuries. As a person ages, the likelihood of having an accident on the stairs increases and among seniors, these accidents are the number one cause of serious injury.
To prevent falls on the stairs and the serious ramifications of an accident of this nature, many people decide to purchase a piece of home medical equipment called a stair lift. Stair lifts, in many cases, allow for a cost effective way to ensure complete access to a home. They are used to carry a person across the distance of the stairs, most frequently using a chair, and safely deposit them at the top or bottom.
Those that have a curved staircase or a staircase that is very narrow, will probably not be able to install the lift on their own, and will want to compare the price of a lift with that of a residential elevator.
If you have a straight staircase, installing a stair lift is very cost effective and can be done in only a few hours. This post describes how to install an AmeriGlide Stair Lift onto a straight staircase. These instructions are not meant to be a substitute for the installation instructions that come with the lift, so make sure you completely read the manufacturer instructions before attempting the installation.
***This Guide is not meant to take the place of the instructions that come with the lift. Completely read the instructions before attempting to install the stair lift. If after reading the instructions, you do not feel comfortable doing the installation, seek professional assistance.***
This Guide is Divided into 3 Parts: