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Post by gobluejohn on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:58 am

My wife Barbi aka Barbicheesecake, has lost the ability to walk up the stairs to our home. We have been in this house for 8 years, and would really not have to move. She is currently in a rehab nursing home and do not know if she will be well enough to walk all of the steps. Does anyone know of a company or an individual who could install a lift. She may recover well enough to go halfway up. her progress is going getting better each day, so in a month or so this may not be needed, but and a big but, if she can not we will have to move. Any comments or suggestions greatly welcomed. thanks in advance gobluejohn
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Post by gringal on Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:06 am

So sorry to hear about Barbi.  This is something so many of us are either facing or may face in the near future, so if anyone can provide the needed information, more than one person on here will appreciate it.

Question:  would your home have room to have an inside elevator? if not, there's another option. A friend of mine back in the states needed "something" and a contractor installed a lift chair within the existing stairway.  She said it worked well.

I just looked in the Chapala Directory (an older one) under "elevators" and there is a listing for:
Chavez & Chavez cell (045)331-234-5867

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Post by windrider17 on Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 am

There is a house on the mountain side of the Caretera as you enter Chapala, just before the mural. It was repaired in the last couple of years. I'd suggest stopping there and see who did the work.

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Post by ferret on Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:40 am

This is the best I can do right now because my electricity is about to go off for a bit.

http://www.suarcom.com.mx/elevacion-y-accesibilidad/sillas-salvaescaleras/

This is for the lift that slinks along inside your own stairs. Many options. And, the seat and foot rest easily fold up out of the way. Most of these places also sell second hand versions.
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Post by ferret on Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:40 am

This is the google translated version...
https://translate.google.com.mx/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.suarcom.com.mx/&prev=search

Or you can show this link to Lidia at Lakeside Medical. She is knowledgeable about all things for those who are physically handicapped. Her cell phone number is 333-156-9080

The above company's head office is in Mexico City but I would bet my bottom dollar that they also have an office in Guadalajara complete with installers.
If it was me, I would choose the model that runs on the 2 batteries... it would be a bitch to be stuck on this thing in a power failure.
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Post by ferret on Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:15 pm

http://www.movilidadsinlimites.com/salva_escaleras.php

This one is located in Guadalajara
Av. Lázaro Cárdenas #1263
Parque Industrial el Álamo, CP: 44490
Tel. (33) 3812-3900
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Horario: Lunes a Viernes de 8:30 a 18:30 hrs
Sábados de 9:00 a 13:00 hrs
msl@movilidadsinlimites.com
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Post by brigitte on Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:17 pm

the seat going up and down the wall would be a good option if the shape and size of the stairs allow it. Lifts are expensive and it would be cheaper to move..The SS in France provide those chairs for free so I do not know their price but of the stairs can accomodate a chair it is the way to go.
The contractor who was doing work on my house was installing a lift for some of his client and was just talking to me about them.. They are expensive and require use and maintenance

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Post by barbicheesecake on Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:53 pm

Thanks to everyone who gave us some great suggestions and advice! It is so appreciated.      Very Happy

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Post by borderreiver on Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:12 pm

All the best for you and your wife. I know she loves her casa but ground level will be best for you and way, way cheaper.

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Post by gobluejohn on Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:43 am

have to disagree about being cheaper, 8 years and NEVER a rent raise, when I tell people what we pay for a fully furnished 2 bdrm 2 and 1 half baths, fully furnished they are amazed. We have the BEST landlord ever
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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:47 am

I noticed your post says "exterior" so if it is going outside be sure to get one that can handle the elements.

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Post by ferret on Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:10 am

Both interior and exterior types are shown in the links that I provided. The thing that I like most about the "chair" type is that it folds up out of the way when not needed and it doesn't become part of the permanent structure of the house. When you move, it can easily move with you or be sold. Even if the "stair" shape changes when moving to a new house, all that is required is a change in the rail.
I have lived in one level houses for the last twenty years... keeping murphy's law at bay. ;)
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Post by gobluejohn on Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:53 am

thanks for all the great info, we did find a company that provides for exterior use, and is run on batteries, so do not need to worry about CFE, just waiting to get a price quote
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Post by rvanparys on Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:32 pm

How does one charge the batteries?????

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Post by NealH on Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:58 pm

I have been researching this for the past month - did not think to post a question on Inside Lakeside. Kudos to you - brilliant!!!. Acorn in the US and Canada make a lift - inside and no curve - $999 US. I need something with a curve and will it be installed outside. I have been quoted $7,000 - $12,000 US. Way too expensive. Could install an elevator for that (almost).

You mentioned have or are expecting a quote(s). I would be very interested in who you contacted for quotes and your suggestions.
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Post by NealH on Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:00 pm

Regarding question as to charging batteries. The lift is wired conventionally. In the event of a power outage, the batteries will take over.
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Post by barbicheesecake on Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:28 am

NealH quote "You mentioned have or are expecting a quote(s). I would be very interested in who you contacted for quotes and your suggestions."

We contacted Adriana at movilidadsinlimites. adriana.neri@movildadsinlimites.com
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Post by gobluejohn on Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:05 pm

GREAT DAY Barbi came home today after 47 days in rehab, she was able to walk up the stairs without a cane, but we are still getting the lift, just in case. Cost will be around 7500 us dollars. Of course last week was vacation for the company, so do not expect to have till May.
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Post by ferret on Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:31 pm

I'm happy for you gobluejohn and very happy for Barbi! 47 days is a loooong time. Welcome home Barbi!
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