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(NewsUSA) - Regaining the freedom to move around your home may be as easy as installing a stairlift. If you, a friend or a family member has trouble with stairs but would like to stay in your current home, a stairlift may be the right solution.

Stairlifts are gaining popularity in the United States as the population ages. Many older adults continue to enjoy good health and want to remain in their homes, but find stairs to be a challenge.

Today's stairlifts, such as those manufactured and installed by Acorn Stairlift, do not require any structural changes to the home, and they do not damage the stairs or home decor. The stairlifts are designed for quiet, efficient operation, powered by two small 12-volt batteries under the seat or by regular house current.

Some top things to know when considering adding a stairlift to your home include:

* Stair style. Choosing the right stairlift for your stairs helps you get the most from the product. Acorn Stairlifts are available in designs specific to straight stairways, curved stairways and outdoor stairways such as front steps or patio steps. The modular style of Acorn Stairlifts allows for easy installation without structural changes to the home.

* Safety features. All models of Acorn Stairlifts include multiple safety features. The chair and built-in footrest typically fold up when not in use, allowing for easy passage on the stairs. The Acorn Stairlifts also feature sensors on the foot platform that will stop the lift when triggered. In addition, Acorn Stairlifts include remote control components to make it easy for family or others to operate. The stairlifts also include safety belts, lockable swivel seats and light touch controls for easy operation by individuals whose dexterity is limited.

* Support. Acorn Stairlift provides aftercare and support from trained service technicians who can address any problems with your stairlift. In addition, look for a company such as Acorn that offers a warranty that covers the motor and gearbox on the stairlift for as long as you own it, plus a one-year warranty from the installation date on all other parts.

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