There are a lot of myths floating around in regard to stairlifts- are any of them true? Bruno stairlifts debunk many of these misnomers, providing top-quality mobility aids that are both reliable and inventive.
If you want to increase accessibility around your home, you can’t go wrong with mobility aids; one way to enhance access and autonomy is a stairlift. Bruno stairlifts have a reputation for being high-quality aids that you can rely on. Many myths regarding stairlifts are easily debunked with Bruno products and innovation.
Some common, unfounded stairlift myths include these:
Myth: Stairlifts Take Too Much Space
Many people dismiss the idea of a stairlift because they think that they take too much space to install them in their homes. The truth is, most staircases have ample room for a lift- plus plenty of space for stairlift non-users to pass by without issue.
Even at the top or bottom of the lift, there is ample room. Stairlifts can have seats and armrests that can fold in for extra space on the landings.
Myth: Stairlifts Won’t Work on My Stairs
Another myth that consumers buy into is that their stairs are too curved, winding, or customized to accommodate a stairlift. That simply is not the case. Bruno in particular offers stairlifts for curved staircases- as well as other types of stairs that are unconventional or non-standard. Got intermediate landings on your stairways? No problem- Bruno has a lift that works well with these features.
Myth: Stairlifts Won’t Work if the Power Goes Out
Bruno lifts are battery-powered with standard electrical outlets for charging at the top and bottom of the lift. If the power goes out, you are covered- thus debunking the common myth that stairlifts do not work if the electricity is out for some reason.
Myth: Stairlifts Need to be Secured to a Wall
Stairlifts do not need to be secured to a wall and, in fact, stairlifts are actually mounted onto the stairs themselves. You may think that the rail is somehow attached to your wall, but it is not; it is mounted on the stair risers and treads, so there is no chance of damage to the walls in your home.
Myth: Stairlifts Sacrifice your Autonomy
Acquiescing to a stairlift does not mean that you are sacrificing your autonomy or giving up independence. In fact, it is the opposite. You are gaining freedom and the ability to access areas of your home with ease, comfort, and safety. For many, this changes how they live in their home, making upstairs areas accessible once more.
Myth: Stairlifts are only for Seniors
Stairlifts are for anybody with a physical limitation, mobility issue, or need for assistance up and down the stairs in your home. Many that have stairlifts installed are seniors, but many more are not.
Do not let the myth that you are not old enough for a stairlift stop you from taking advantage of the ease, independence, and security that these devices provide!
Whether you are considering stairlifts as a temporary part of rehabilitation or recovery, or if you are contemplating a lift as a permanent part of your home across the lifespan, lifts can change everyday living and improve overall life quality.
Myth: Stairlifts Have a Mind of their Own
A stairlift is not going to suddenly come to life and move up or down the stairs on its own, without warning. The user is in control of the stairlift with the arm controls or the remote control. When not in use, there are pinions that lock in place to keep the lift chair securely in position and ready for the user.
Myth: Stairlifts Won’t Stop for Obstructions
Some consumers have heard the myth that stairlifts will not detect objects or obstructions on their track, moving over it and possibly causing an accident. This simply does not happen. Stairlifts are fitted with safety features to remove this possibility.
Legendary Bruno Stairlifts
When it comes to stairlifts, Bruno is top of the class. When consumers buy Bruno devices, they can expect quality, reliability, and support after the sale. Visit a mobility retailer in your region to try Bruno equipment- or to learn more about installing a Bruno lift in your own home environment.
As for the common stairlift myths, Bruno overcomes and debunks these myths through the products that they produce. Their lifts are highly regarded and sought after, with the ability to be customized for any home environment. Whether your stairs are curved or winding, straight or steep, there is a Bruno lift that will work. Bruno does indoor and outdoor stairlifts to make all areas of the home accessible.
Bruno stairlifts are legendary in the world of mobility aids and devices.
Don’t believe everything you hear- these common myths are easily debunked by the reliable, quality Bruno stairlifts. Want to learn more about a Bruno stairlift for your home? Talk to the industry professionals at Pacific Mobility; call or visit today!
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)