Stair Lift Basics 

What is a Stair Lift and how do they work? 

Stair lift is parked at the bottom of the stairs but it may also be folded up to be more compact when not in use.

Stair lift is parked at the bottom of the stairs but it may also be folded up to be more compact when not in use.

A stair lift is designed to be a transport between one level of a home to another.  They are a mechanical device with basic components consisting of a chair, carriage, computer and rail system but some lifts have many more features designed for comfort and safety.  Stair lifts are often called by many names including a chair lift, stair chair, lift chair, stairlift, stair climber or stair glider.  Stair lifts are primarily used by those people who have ailments that prevent them from safely using the stairs on foot.  They can also be used like an elevator to transport laundry or other heavier items up and down the stairs.  A gear system moves the carriage which is mounted to the chair up or down the fixed rail which is usually attached directly to the stairs.  A key component is the chair which has arm rests, seat belt and a footplate so the user can comfortably sit while riding.  The rail is custom tailored to fit into each home and designed to be as low profile as can be. Stair lifts can be stored at the top or bottom of the stairs and may also be “folded” up when not in use

Who needs a Stair Lift?

A stair lift is the perfect solution for seniors or anyone having trouble with stairs.

A stair lift is the perfect solution for seniors or anyone having trouble with stairs.

A stair lift should be considered for anyone who is having difficulty using their stairs.  It is important to be proactive with safety issues rather than be reactive after an accident occurs.  It is for this reason that a lot of seniors are thinking about putting in a stair lift that will enable them to stay in their homes long term.  In fact, statistically 1 in 3 seniors will have a serious fall every year and since many falls occur using stairs this is a first step in making the home safer.  When looking at the numbers, installing a stair lift may be a very good investment when compared to the costs of being forced to move. 

Stair Lift Benefits

There are also many other people who could benefit from using a stair lift such as those with mobility issues or those who use a wheel chair including children.  The use of a stair lift can allow those family members who have challenges using the stairs to be able to enjoy all of the areas of the home instead of being confined to one floor. 

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    • America’s Best Warranty 
    • Attractive, Compact Design 
    • Comfortable Seat 
    • Power Swivel 
    • Remote Controls 
    • Dual Charging Stations 
    • Advanced Safety Features