by Marlene Doolen
An email support group posting from Marlene
My mom is in a 2-story house with the laundry downstairs and most bedrooms downstairs. Her stairs are like an L, changing directions part way down.
Some things I have noticed on my trips up there:
Hubby’s comments: Do you have someone who know how to install the thing if trying to buy it used? One size does not fit all–they are cut to fit. Price new ones out before buying a used one. Pricing new ones also lets you know what options are out there. Do you have anyone in the area that can fix it if you don’t buy from them? Does the used one have an owner’s manual and phone numbers to the company?
Hubby used the stairs without handrails, but he doesn’t have HSP. If you have room, please keep one set of handrails in place.
Having the Stair Glide has really helped Mom stay in the house. It does not last forever–Mom’s is now about 20 years old and acts up more now. The person who sold and installed it says she probably needs a new one, but Lynn doesn’t like the house and Mom will be 80 this year, so they don’t want to get a new one.
Hope you are able to find what you need at a price you want to pay. "Never give a crip a break" seems to be the slogan for much of this stuff…
Saturday, September 8th, 2012
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