What Do Customers Say About Acorn Stair Lifts: Good & Bad

Many people find that aging or accidents mean that they are no longer able to climb stairs. In homes with multiple floors, this can mean that the person is unable to move from the living area to the sleeping area, so they end up leaving the home that they love. Persons with mobility impairment find that Acorn stair lifts allow them to access all the areas of the home.

Many homes do not have room for an elevator. In these homes, the stair elevator is the perfect answer. Acorn stair lifts help persons to move from the main elevation of the home to another floor.

Acorn stairway lifts can be designed to fit practically any stairway in your home. Narrow stairways can often use the Perch stair lift. These stairlifts fold out of the way when not in use and generally take less room that the stairway chair lifts. They are also ideal for persons that have difficulty bending at the knees as the stairlift allows the user to stand on the perch while holding onto a handgrip. Stairs the curve or bend can use the curved stairlifts. The curved stair lift is perfect for stairways with a landing that switch back for the second part of the climb.

While the stair chair requires a little more room in the stairwell, they can be designed to fit many staircases. The stair chair lift allows the user the stability of sitting in a chair to maneuver the steps. Chair lifts can also include the perch option so that two different persons with different mobility needs can use them.

Acorn stairlifts use a rack and pinion system to gently transport the person to the top of the stair. The Acorn stairlift has two different braking systems for additional safety. Acorn lifts use DC power with rechargeable Acorn stair lift batteries. With this power source, the home occupant is able to move up and down the stairs using the Acorn chair lift even if the power is out. Each of the Acorn stair batteries last approximately three years, a replacement set of batteries costs approximately $70.

Many persons are concerned about stairlift prices. Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the cost of a wheelchair stair lift, deeming the devices as not medically necessary. Veterans will find that the VA does cover the cost of wheelchair stair lifts. In addition, there are other organizations available at the state level that will help with the cost of the stairway elevator for persons needing disabled lifts. If stair lift prices are still out of reach for the individual, used stairlifts may be an option.