Basic modifications such as grab bars and door openers may cost in the range of $300 to $1500, according to in-home care company Living Well, while a more involved project such as a stair chair
installation could cost tens of thousands of dollars.
The program saw more than 500 pieces of equipment, ranging from home care aids and exercise machines to mobility assistance devices like stair chair
lifts and power scooters.
Booth visitors will be able to see a Whelen lighting package, aluminum cabinets, Meganite counter tops, stair chair
storage, a bariatric ramp system, and the Zoll E-Series Life Pak Bracket in this module.
It's apparently not uncommon for EMTs to sometimes walk patients down the stairs rather than use a stair chair
Every stairwell at Mercy is now equipped with a Stryker evacuation stair chair
, designed with a friction breaking track that allows patient to be moved quickly yet safely to the ground floor.
Nerys Watton, from the Motor Neurone Disease Association Coventry and Warwickshire, said: "The contributions can be put towards a range of things to help patients - anything from a stair chair
to a holiday away."
Rondeau down from the third floor in a special device called a stair chair
. The family filed a complaint with the DPH after they felt UMass Memorial didn't take seriously their inquiries about why a man so clearly in distress would be made to exert himself by walking down three flights of stairs while steadied by paramedics.
CUTLINE: (1) Forrest Hangen sits in a stair chair
portraying a victim during an exercise in the Nashoba Cadet EMT program.