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All About Wheelchair Stair Lifts

Wheelchair lifts are an alternative to a stair lift and these give easy access to another level of the home, and also help in climbing up an outdoor deck or porch. A wheelchair lift can also be known as a vertical platform lift. These are especially beneficial to a passenger

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Should I Buy or Rent a Stairlift?

A stair lift is an automated device used to lift people upstairs or downstairs. It is generally suited for the elderly or disabled individuals. A rail is fixed to the stair treads of suitably broad stairs. The rail has a chair or elevating platform affixed to it. A user gets

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Funding for Stair Lifts in Ontario

A common question that many have, but aren’t aware of the answer to is: are stair lifts tax deductible in Canada?  In this article, we focus on what options are available for those who want to save money or require financial assistance for stair lifts in Canada. Stair lifts are

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Stair Climbing Options: Stair Lifts and Wheelchair Lifts

In Canada, a Senior Citizen is defined as an elderly person, especially over the age of sixty-five. With age comes change. These changes include the difficulties of physical mobility. Some individuals are affected more than others. Some only need some human assistance, while others have to use a wheelchair to

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Acorn vs. Stannah Stairlifts

Stair lifts are attached to the railing of staircases. They are seats that transport a user up and down the staircase. They are especially beneficial to those with disabilities or accessibility issues due to an injury, health issue, or age-related conditions. The cost of a stair lift can be quite

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Acorn vs. Bruno Stair Lifts

A stair lift is an electric chair that runs up and down a staircase on a rail. They are installed in homes for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is when it has become difficult for someone to climb up and down the stairs on their own, due

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Medical Alert Systems and Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that helps your heart beat at a more regular rhythm and pace. Hence the name. This device works by using batteries to send electric signals to your heart when it starts to beat too fast, slow, or irregularly. The electric signals are sent from

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Medical Alert Bracelets 101

One of the most convenient ways to keep loved ones protected yet ensure that their freedom, independence and privacy is not compromised, medical bracelets have revolutionized the healthcare industry. In an age where everything is going digital, so is healthcare—access to emergency services is literally in the hands of users

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Medical Alert Systems Using Cell Phone

Medical Alert Systems and Cell Phones: What You Need To Know! Cell phones have become an essential item in our day to day lives. We use them all the time. For example, on average in 2018, a working adult spent about 2 hours and 46 minutes on their cell phone.

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Medical Alert Systems for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is caused by abnormal activity patterns in the brain. Brain inflammation, faulty brain development, or physical injuries to the head can begin this process of changing patterns, causing reoccurring seizures for the person that has these issues. Epilepsy can happen in any age group, but cases are most common

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Medical Alert Systems for Alzheimer’s Patients

Investing in a medical alert system is always a good alternative to a nursing home or memory care facility when deciding on how to care for your loved one when you’re not around. If you’re not home and something happens to them, such as a fall, or they wander away

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Emergency Response – Systems for the Elderly

Worrying about your loved ones for their general safety is something that everyone does. Whether it’s about safety in a car, riding a bike, or playing a sport, people will always be concerned for them because there’s always a risk of accidental injury. Worrying about loved ones who may be

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