Looking for small inside home base wheelchair lift

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keiro

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Hi, New here. i have not managed to find a solution for my father since he has been diagnosed with ALS in sept 2019. so far i pretty much carry him up and down the 4 stair we have to go shower and for bed time. but i think soon i will not be able to . stair lift will not work , and ALS canada wanted a lot of money to set it up. wheelchair lift for outside are too big inside the house. i am looking for any solution i can get his wheelchair few stairs up we have a perfect empty spot beside the stairs that fits 2 wheelchair pretty much. anyone knows a solution that can recommend me please. thank you.
 

NickV

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Do a search on "Stair/Lift" and watch the video . Around 1:38 it starts to get to the point. Lots of $$$
 

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Is there running room for a ramp? They are available in custom sizes/installations. They can put small strips or guides, or a non-slip lining on it to avoid caster slip depending on the slope.
 

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I am not sure of what constraint you are dealing with that prevents a stair lift or outside lift to work. Those are available in a wide variety of configurations, so may be worth further investigation.

There is also a variety of free standing elevators, some of which seem large enough to hold a wheelchair. They can be configured to open on one side at one level and the other side at the other level.

An out of the box solution might be to have a wheelchair at each level and to use something like an extra tall hoyer style lift to lift him from one wheelchair, up (or down) the 4 steps and then into the other wheelchair. You might need to build your own or modify an off the shelf hoyer to do something like this.

Steve
 

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Another thought is to put a temporary, but strong, steep ramp over the stairs and then install a winch at the top. The winch could then be used to assist the wheelchair climbing the ramp or descending the ramp.

One of the members built such a configuration for a toy hauler (a trailer designed to haul motorbikes, atvs, etc.) for his PALS.

Steve
 
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