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Considerations when buying or renting a Stair Glide

Posted by Marx Medical Equipment on 9/8/20 11:30 AM


Considerations when buying or renting a Stair Glide

As the population ages, installing stair lifts is becoming more and more popular. From arthritis to balance impairments, several health issues can make it difficult in a home where there are stairs. The good news is that there is an easy solution… A stair lift is a perfect option for otherwise mobile people, but just need a boost to get up and down the stairs.

The stair glide is easy to install on a spiral or curved staircase and can be used both indoors and outdoors. When you purchase one of these devices, you no longer have to worry about calling for assistance. A stair glide is a motorized chair that moves on the side of your stairway. The chair is linked to and operates along a rail that is set up to move the entire distance of the stairway.

Types of Stair Lifts:

There are two kinds of stair glides, straight and curved. Straight glides can only be used on staircases that run straight up and down. They are the simplest to install and they can also be transported to different homes.

Curved stair glides can only be on staircases that have curves and bends. They are more expensive than straight stair glides because they have to be custom-fitted to fit the stairway.

Straight stairglides can be rentals or purchases, while curved are custom made for a specific stair case and therefore can only be purchased and not rented

Because these stair glides are made so that a person can use them without assistance, family members will feel perfectly comfortable leaving their loved alone while they go off to work to tend to other common duties.


Are stair glides safe?

A common question among people shopping for a stair glide is “are they safe?”. Stair glides that are installed properly by an experienced provider and used correctly are extremely safe. Here in Marx Medical Equipment, we take care about safety we want to be sure our stair glides meet rigorous safety standards.

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