Challenge: A Safe Way to Negotiate an Outdoor Stairway
Installing an Outdoor Stairlift
Accessible Design offers a full range of stairlifts and installation. Call us for more information at (310) 215-3332.
Special Living Magazine
Many townhouses and apartment buildings have second-story units, where the only way to enter the dwelling is by an outside stairway. In parts of the country where the climate is warm and dry, an outside stairlift provides a safe and easy way to go up and down the stairs.
Accessible Design & Consulting recently installed an outside stairlift for a client in Manhattan Beach, California. The client for this project was a senior citizen who was having difficulty going up and down the stairs to his home. The entrance to the home was at the top of a 12-step flight of stairs which was on the outside of his apartment building.
An outdoor stairlift would provide a safe and effective means for him to continue using his stairs.
Because it stays attached to the unit, there is no need to store the cover – in one motion it is lifted off the unit and rests behind it and out of the way.
Controls are at top and bottom of stairs as well as on the arm of the chair
Control panels are mounted at the top and bottom of the stairs. The stairlift can be moved or stopped by using these controls. The stairlift also has a button on the armrest to control movement.
Just like an indoor unit, outdoor stairlifts require very little maintenance and provide years of comfort and safety. Because the seat and footrests fold up and out of the way when not in use there is maximum clearance when walking up and down the stairs.
The cover folds down around the unit when not in use.
For more information about installing an Outdoor Stairlift contact:
Accessible Design & Consulting
866-902-9800 Phone Toll Free
www.AccessibleConstruction.com Web Site