Age in Place Stairs

Automatic stair lift ageing in place


Up and down stairs

  • Sturdy hand rails on both sides of stairways, 11/4-inch diameter
  • Contrast strips on top and bottom stairs to increase visibility
  • Color contrast between treads and risers on stairs and use of lighting
  • Stair treads are 10 to 11-inches deep, wide enough for entire foot
  • No carpet
  • Stair rise is no more than 7-inches from one step to the next
  • Multi-story homes may provide either pre-framed shaft (i.e. stacked closets) for future elevator, or stairway width must be a minimum of 4 feet to allow space for a stair lift.

See

Solar Tubes to Light Up Stair Ways (Green Aging in Place)

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