Thanks to modern technology, there are now a number of ways for people who can’t get around as easily or need the assistance of wheelchairs to tackle staircases without any problem. The developments in technology and the affordability of the machines that can carry people in or out of wheelchairs up and down stairs effortlessly has allowed elderly loved ones to stay in their own homes and others the freedom to go where they want when they want to. Two popular and affordable options are stair lifts and platform lifts. If you’re in the market for a way to get … Read more
Why Shouldn’t I Buy a Used Stairlift? 4 Reasons You Need to Forgo Used Stairlifts Home owners who want to add a stairlift to their home are often tempted to check Craigslist and even eBay for used lifts as a way to save cash. This is not a good idea. At best, it’s a waste of time and money, and at worst, it’s completely unsafe, and someone could get hurt. The stairlift industry has had new and used lifts as options for a long time, but the used ones are carefully selected by trained professionals. Often, people buy a stairlift … Read more
As kids we looked up to our parents as invincible superheros. They had the strength to lift us up, carry us. They taught us and helped protect us from ourselves. By the time we became grown-ups, aspects of the roles tend to reverse. Even stairways that once could be navigated without giving it a second thought now posed a challenge and a risk. When we become grown-ups, it becomes our duty to help keep our parents safe in their own home.
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August 22nd, 2012, marked the beginning of the end for two of America’s home elevator and lift brand names – Access Industries and National Wheel-O-Vator. On that day, global elevating giant ThyssenKrupp announced the imminent closure of its North American division, ThyssenKrupp Access. There will be no more new production – and soon, no more new parts – for TKA, National Wheel-O-Vator, LEV, Access Industries, and other brands established or acquired in the history of ThyssenKrupp Access. In their decision to shutter the operation, ThyssenKrupp officials cited manufacturing issues and the sluggish economy. Unfortunately, the bad economy is about to … Read more