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Must-Need Items for Building Your First Aid Kit

12:00am & Tips and Advice

Acorn Stairlifts firmly believes in the importance of keeping you and your loved ones safe, healthy, and happy.

This is why safety should always be a top priority in your life, meaning that every family and home should be equipped with a first aid kit in case of an emergency.

Read on to learn the importance of first aid, tips on what to include when building your first aid kit, and how an Acorn stairlift can help keep your family safe in emergency situations.

What is the Importance of First Aid?

While injuries and illnesses are never welcomed into our lives, they are unavoidable. Whether it’s a dangerous fall down the stairs, a knife cut on your thumb while chopping onions, or a burn from the iron, these are the messy accidents of life that we need to be prepared for.

Having a first aid kit on hand allows you to always be prepared with the proper medications and supplies needed to quickly tend to any wound, ache, or pain.

Your First Aid Starter Pack—Things to Include in Your First Aid BoxThings for your first aid kit


  • Pain Relief Medications (Examples: Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen)
  • Personal prescribed medications that don’t need to be refrigerated
  • Cough and cold/decongestants medications
  • Cuts and burns ointment
  • Anti-itch cream and ointments
  • Allergy medications
  • Digestion Medicine/antacids

Medical Supplies and Tools

  • Assortment of sterile band-aids in different shapes and sizes
  • Assortment of sterile gauze dressings
  • Assortment of bandages
  • Sterile eye dressings
  • Thermometer
  • Sterile, disposable gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Safety pins
  • Instant cold packs
  • Cotton balls and cotton swabs
  • Eyewash and eye bath
  • Scissors
  • Alcohol-free cleansing wipes
  • Sticky tape
  • Super glue
  • Petroleum jelly or some form of lubricant
  • Syringe, medicine cup, or spoon
  • Turkey baster or other bulb suction device for flushing wounds
  • Distilled water for cleaning wounds

How Acorn Acts as an Aid to Our Customers

Acorn stairlift installation helps a variety of demographics, whether it’s the elderly, people recovering from an injury, the disabled, or people living with chronic diseases. That is because Acorn stairlifts are safe and user-friendly for everyone, assisting people of all ages and abilities to safely navigate the stairs in their homes.

At Acorn Stairlifts, your health and safety are our main priority. For this reason, all of our stairlifts go through rigorous safety protocols from being tested 29 times by our quality assurance team in our own factories, to undergoing a 37-point checklist by our installation engineers as part of the fitting process in your home.

Even in the event of a power outage, Acorn’s high-quality stair lifts continue to operate, assuring that your safety will never be compromised in the event of an emergency.

If you or a loved one struggle with stairs or you find your mind constantly playing out stressful scenarios of how you would escape a dangerous situation in the event of an emergency, do not wait to install a stairlift. Not only can you help prevent any pain, discomfort, injuries, or risk of falling with a stairlift, but you can give yourself peace of mind knowing that you and your loved ones are safe, taken care of, and in good hands with Acorn Stairlifts.

Claim Your Free, No-Obligation Stair Lift Quote Today

Acorn offers each person even considering investing in a life-changing lift a free, no-obligation quote and home survey in which an Acorn representative will provide you with personal stairlift advice and your stairlift price.

Contact Acorn today to take advantage of this free service and start reclaiming your life with the lift you deserve.

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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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