If you have been through surgery, are a handicapped or elderly person; and you need to be on a wheelchair every time, the stigma could be huge since a lot of the previous normal things you can do have become limited – like going up a floor.
Thanks to continuous improvements in technology, this isn’t a problem anymore because of wheelchair stair lifts.
There is much need to accommodate the disabled especially in public institutions like hospitals. Keeping this in mind, wheelchair stair lifts have become a vital part in the design of hospitals as well as other buildings that should accommodate everyone, including those with difficulty in walking.
Stair lifts could be customized according to a specific requirement. There are newer models that can accommodate outdoor and portable wheelchair lifts.
In the case of wheelchair stair lifts, the building’s design and structure and the lift should be a perfect fit and should follow certain guidelines that are strictly followed by government in its goal to protect the people who will be going in and out of the lift.
This type of lift has provided a lot of convenience to people who suffer handicaps and could not walk by themselves. Although mobility is a concern, it shouldn’t be a very big one because this could be addressed by installing wheelchair lifts that will allow those with difficulties to transfer from floor to floor with ease whether or not they are being escorted or helped.
The feeling of independence that these lifts offer is a great boost to an otherwise low self-esteem that usually goes with disability. It is bad enough that they have limited mobility; we should at least make areas more accessible in more convenient ways.