Stair lifts are lifts in the form of chairs that can be raised or lowered at the edge of a domestic staircase. They are used for carrying a person who is unable to walk up or down a flight of stairs. A good home lift is a wonderful solution for seniors or anyone with mobility issues. These systems are popular with the elderly mainly because it has allowed them to stay in their homes. Let’s look at some features and reasons for you to consider stair lifts and some of the options available.
Reasons to Buy
The main reason is safety. If you live alone or are alone during the day, a reliable vertical moving chair gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. There is little reason to worry about falling down or injuring yourself with a dependable system in place.
As you age, climbing stairs becomes harder, and it is to your benefit to have some kind of help. With a system in place, they are no longer a nuisance, and you are no longer confined to a single floor of your home.
Types of Stair Lifts
Today, you can purchase two types of stair lifts: straight and curved. A straight system moves up and down, uninterrupted by landing, bends, or curves. A curved system, however, is much more elaborate and will go around corners and bends. Curved systems are also more expensive than straight systems.
There are also waterproofed, outdoor systems and standing indoor lifts for those who cannot bend their knees.
This seat allows you to swivel the chair at the top or bottom of the stairs. This helps at the bottom as you have more room to approach and sit. It also helps at the top as you can swivel the chair to face away to stand up, and the chair acts as a barrier if you lose your balance and fall backwards. This seat is a standard option on most models, and some models have the option of a powered swivel seat, which means you do not have to use body leverage to move the seat into a new position. If a powered swivel chair is not needed now, ask if the chair can be upgraded to the power option later.
Seatbelt and Harness
Seatbelts are sufficient for most people, but those with serious ailments may require a harness system.
This station has a button at the top and bottom of the system mounted for easy use. You push the button to “call” the chair to come to you.
These options and many more are available for anyone needing a new or used in-home mobility system.
Check out the local stair lifts with your nearby dealers to see how they can be of service to you.