Stairlift for the elderly and disabled to solve mobility problems at home
Living the home in freedom is a need of every family, the environments should guarantee everything comfort necessary, however for some people, due to advancing age or mobility problems, it doesn’t take much to create an impediment to the usability of the spaces.
The presence of a staircase to access the upper floor can be a serious problem, which sometimes pushes the tenant to change the living environment.
Today, thanks to modern technologies, it is possible to rediscover the pleasure and freedom of living at home without any limitations and with maximum comfort.
The solution is in installing a stairlift with chair or a stairlift platform, eliminating architectural barriers and contributing to the improvement of the livability of the house.
The platform, the seat and the armrests proposed in the various models by the company VIMEC, are completely foldable and therefore do not create encumbrance around the staircase: the opening and closing movement is smooth and harmonious. The user has the ability to customize the product to integrate it into their living environment, as if it were a piece of furniture.
Types of stairlift systems for the disabled and elderly
The stairlift is a system designed for lifting and transporting people with movement difficulties, in order to allow the overcoming of a difference in height or a staircase, both inside and outside a home.
The stairlift can be of two types:
- fixed stairlift, having a guide installed on the ladder to be overcome, it allows the transport of a seated person or a wheelchair;
- mobile stairlift, these are Medical Devices, with a mobile structure with tracks or wheels, which requires a trained companion for this guide.
The company VIMEC offers three plant models:
1- Stairlift for disabled and elderly people with armchair, for straight and curved stairs, can be installed both indoors and outdoors. Model Sweet life it is ideal for improving the home mobility of people with walking difficulties, offering the highest level of comfort and safety, favoring ease of use and aesthetic harmony with the context of the house. stairlift to Vimec armchair they have prices starting from € 2400.
2- Stairlift with footrests for the disabled, on wheelchair or wheelchair, ideal for improving accessibility in homes but also in public offices and shops, which can be installed on both straight and curved stairs. The stairlift with platform V64 it is resistant (capacity up to 300 kg), it is equipped with a series of measures that protect the safety of the person being transported and any accompanying person. THE Vimec platform lift they have prices starting from € 5600.
3- Mobile stairlifts with wheels and tracks, ideal solutions for overcoming architectural barriers by the disabled or elderly. Practical and safe, they facilitate domestic and outdoor travel, without the need for fixed installations, therefore they represent the ideal aid for people with mobility difficulties and in wheelchairs. THE VIMEC mobile stairlifts they have prices starting from € 2700.
The mobile crawler stairlift T09 – Roby, allows people in wheelchairs to overcome architectural barriers, without fixed installation, since it is a medical device, the support of a trained companion is required, who can use the mobile stairlift to transport the person concerned.
The mobile crawler stairlift is suitable for transporting a person in a wheelchair or wheelchair, the wheeled stairlift T10 Scalacombi it is suitable for transporting people with movement difficulties, even partial or temporary, and is suitable for stairs with gooseneck (or fan), requiring less space than a crawler tractor. It has a capacity of 130 kg and runs on battery with an autonomy of 10 floors. A trained companion is always required for the transport of the person.
The mobile stairlifts VIMEC, being included in the Essential Assistance Levels, they can be granted by the National Health Service to those entitled to it with the formula of free loan for use.
Training for accompanying persons is shared upon delivery of the mobile stairlift.
Mobile stairlifts for the disabled: prices starting from € 2700.
Stairlift made to measure for indoors and outdoors
The implants VIMEC stairlift they can be installed inside a house as well as outside a building.
The technology used, which does not provide for the welding of the rack to the guide, avoids for the user both the danger of inadvertently cutting himself with the rack and having to manage the rust problem of the same.
The outdoor stairlift systems are all accompanied by protective sheet to be affixed when the system is not in use.
When evaluating the stairlift that best suits your needs, you need to consider not only the length and width of the staircase, but also the spaces available for:
- any landing / departure landings as well as landing / arrival landings
- the need to provide intermediate stops
- the proximity of doors and their sense of openness
- the need to park the facility to reduce the clutter on the staircase
- any overflowing handrails
In addition to any specific requests, due to the characteristics of the mounting location.
Whether it is the overcoming of a few steps, or systems for several flights of stairs, for a condominium as for an external staircase, it is possible to find the right customized solution for each type of intervention. The stairlift is designed and built tailored precisely to reduce the overall dimensions on the staircase and in the adjacent spaces as much as possible.
How to save on the purchase of a stairlift
Buying a plant VIMEC to overcome architectural barriers it provides various tax breaks:
- Reduced VAT at 4%
- 19% personal income tax deduction in the event that the stairlifts constitute health expenses for the handicapped
- IRPEF deduction equal to 50% (Development Decree), for the removal of architectural barriers
- State contributions for the removal of architectural barriers in private buildings.
Even a condominium, with a purchase resolution at the meeting, can take advantage of the 50% deduction which will be divided on the basis of the thousandths of the individual condominiums that have participated in the expense.
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The company Vimec Srl is a leader in the Italian market and is recognized as a consolidated international reality in the domestic mobility sector, specializing in the design, construction and installation of stairlifts, stairlifts and elevators dedicated to overcoming architectural barriers, improving accessibility to both private and public buildings .
All products comply with European Directives, therefore CE marked, with conformity certification of all products by Notified Bodies (TUV and IMQ), in addition to the UNI EN ISO 9001 Company Quality Certification.
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