A New Way to Conquer the Stairs & The Importance of Activity
Activity is the body’s own medicine. With the AssiStep you choose a safe, independent and active everyday life by preserving your muscles and mobility.
In fact, a research study among 36.000 people in Norway, Sweden, UK and USA shows that continuing climbing stairs is a good fall preventive measure, since it helps maintain your balance and gait function.
Born out of this concept and the need for a more affordable alternative to lift devices. The mechanical stair climbing aid AssiStep was designed and created in Norway and now available in Canada.
Due to its simplicity, it’s both less expensive to purchase and the operating costs are non-existent compared to stair lifts, since it doesn’t require frequent servicing.
One of the great advantages of the AssiStep is the fact that it gives you security and support, without overcompensating. This means that you can stay active for as long as possible, with the great health benefits that comes with that while being available to access the various floors of your home.
Thanks to the patented locking mechanism, the risk of falling is significantly reduced and no care personnel is required to provide additional support. This means that the AssiStep can also be used in communal settings as well as in Rehab clinics as part of treatment problems.
The AssiStep has been awarded the Canadian Associations of Occupational Therapists Product Recognition Seal.
“This product may be recommended by occupational therapists to clients that will benefit from a stair assistant designed to make ascending and descending stairs easier and safer. The targeted users are children, adults, and older adults with reduced mobility who maintain the ability to ascent and descent stairs with assistance.”
CAOT PRP AssiStep Report
The AssiStep is used in all kinds of populations including kids! With those kids who have various limiting disabilities but who still want to use the stairs, the Assistep is a great new tool!
The AssiStep stair climbing aid is also a space-saver compared to stair lifts, since the railing system extends less than 4 inches out from your wall and can be installed in stairs as narrow as 23 inches. It also works as a high-friction stainless steel handrail for residents who don’t need to use the handle.
The Assistep is in a category all its own and provides multiple benefit through continued activity, cost savings and overall safe use of the stairs.