Custom Curved Stairlift
Cerebral Palsy · Antioch, CA
Sara Lind is a beautiful young woman who lives in Antioch, Ca. She has had the physical challenge of Cerebral Palsy for all of her lifetime. Her bedroom is upstairs in her two -story home. Sara wanted desperately to be able to get upstairs, by herself, by transferring independently from her wheelchair onto a stair lift. The only way she could get upstairs was having her mother or caregiver carry her up, which is causing tremendous back pain and injury to everyone.
Sara wanted to transfer at the bottom of the stairs from her power wheelchair onto a stairlift. She knew that she could physically make this transfer safely if the stair lift was positioned properly. Her stairs consisted of 7 to start at the bottom, leading up to a 180 degree platform landing, then turning up another 7 steps to the top landing. At the top it was important to extend the stair lift away from the top steps, as Sara would have a second wheelchair located up there that she wanted to transfer independently into and it would be too dangerous having the wheelchair close to that top stair edge.
The stairlift is great! I have 36 steps and I am an amputee. Jim Fischer from Lift and Transfer Specialists Inc. explained everything and the Stair Lift to me and my landlord. The chair lift was installed in one day and has made my life so much easier.
Bruno Custom Curved Stair Rails have been the choice for many of our current Cerebral Palsy clients and so the Elite Curve CRE-2110 model was chosen again for this project. Because of its tight turn capability, extension possibilities, long life, smooth ride and excellent warranty, it was the best choice for Sara. Jim Fischer, LTS’s Stairlift Designer,met with Sara, her family, and the Occupational Therapist and they all had a long discussion about Sara’s goals. Jim took lots of camera angle measurements of the stairway and sent them off to Bruno for the technical drawing to be analyzed. Once it was approved a 17′ long custom curved Stair Chair was installed from the bottom of the stairs, along past the middle landing position, to get to the top landing. An extension of 7 feet of track with a slight 45 degree curve was designed for the top landing area, where the second wheelchair was going to be used.
Sara has regained her independence once again, safely performing her transfers as many times as day as she feels like it. The Occupational Therapist and the family are all ecstatic with the results. Have a look at Sara Lind’s video – especially the ending – it is awesome! Way to go Sara….
Call now and speak with an LTS Mobility Specialist about having a stairlift installed in your home or facility.
Tel: (925) 240-8474