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How Stairlifts Keep People with Parkinson's Disease Safe

12:00am & Health

Body tremors. Stiffness. Slowness in movement. Impaired mobility. These are just a few of the over 40 symptoms that accompany Parkinson’s Disease, a progressive neurological condition caused by the deficiency of dopamine due to nerve cells dying that would normally produce the chemical.

Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, ranking as the second most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, an estimated 7 to 10 million people live with the disorder globally, with around 1 million of these Parkinson’s patients living in the U.S, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Although Parkinson’s Disease also has a profound impact on mental health and can lead to depression, anxiety, memory issues, hallucinations, and delusions, perhaps the biggest physical blow is the devastating effect it has on mobility.

With symptoms such as involuntary movements, muscle weakness, freezing in place, dizziness, general pain, and impaired vision, staying mobile cannot only seem impossible but can also prove to be extremely dangerous for people with Parkinson’s. This is especially true when attempting to move up and down a steep and slippery set of stairs. Falls are already the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, but mobility impairments caused by Parkinson’s Disease, in combination with the increased risk with older age make fatal falls even more likely. Sadly, studies show that between 45 and 68 percent of people with Parkinson’s will fall each year, with a large percentage of 50 to 86 percent falling recurrently. 

nurses helping patient walkHowever, people that suffer from Parkinson’s Disease deserve their independence and mobility as much as anyone else. Just because they have impaired mobility doesn’t mean that they should be frozen in place, missing out on precious moments and waiting for their caretakers to come back for their lives to finally resume. With the help of Acorn Stairlifts, you or your loved ones with Parkinson’s Disease will not have to be dependent on the schedules of others to start living your life to the fullest again. With one of Acorn’s dependable, high-quality stairlifts, you can take back your independence and mobility while staying safe.

Lift Your Life with an Acorn Stairlift

Acorn stairlifts are not just known for being one of the most innovative and safest products on the market, but they are also known for specifically catering to people with all sorts of disabilities. Acorn is the first and only stairlift company in the world to earn the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation in all models of our products. This means that from the initial unpackaging of the product to the actual use of our stairlifts, all steps of the process were found to be simple and comfortable for patients with moderate to severe Arthritis. As Arthritis has overlapping symptoms with Parkinson’s Disease such as shaking, pain, and impaired mobility, Acorn stairlifts are user-friendly for a variety of disabilities.

Besides being simple to use, Acorn stairlifts come in a variety of models from curved stairlifts for stairs with bends and twists, to straight stairlifts for stairs that go straight up and down, and even outdoor models so that you can enjoy the beauty of nature. Our stair lifts are also quick and easy to install because they attach directly to the stairs and never the wall. Your home’s style or structure will never be compromised to fit our stairlifts, as Acorn stairlifts are customized to fit your home and needs.

To receive a free, no-obligation quote and one-hour home survey, contact Acorn Stairlifts today. Don’t wait any longer to start regaining your independence and mobility and living your life to the fullest.

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The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation

We are proud to be the very FIRST stairlift company to earn the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation. It is yet another effort that continues to prove that Acorn Stairlifts is a pioneer in the industry, always striving to stay ahead of the game, and to help our customers by providing the absolute best solution for their needs.

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