When it comes to stairlifts and other mobility aids for that matter, you have a lot of options. Which one is right for you? Depending on the nature of your physical limitation or disability, there are stairlift features that can make life a lot easier and more convenient, too. Here is what you need to know!
Stairlifts bring value to life in so many ways. First, they increase independence and autonomy for the users, while also maintaining a safer home environment. With so many new and inventive features, there truly are stairlifts for every home environment.
Choose the stairlift that is right for you:
You don’t need to have a straight stairway to install a stairlift. There are lifts for curved stairs, steep steps, and even winding staircases! The truth is, a custom stairlift can be constructed to suit any distinct, narrow, or difficult staircase or risers. Talk to a mobility professional to find out more!
If you live in a home environment where there are pets or children, you may be worried about the overall safety of a stairlift. Don’t worry there are safety sensors that stop the lift when something is near or on the track. Furthermore, the seat can be folded in and the lift leaves a wide berth for those that want to walk up or down the steps. A toy or stray object is not going to derail or cause issues for your lift.
So, what about those that want a lift that holds up to the elements? When it comes to water, you want an outdoor lift. As for inside the home, it is recommended that you do not use the lift with beverages that could spill and cause damage to your equipment.
Typically, the weight limit for a basic Bruno stairlift is 300 pounds, but there are models that have weight limits of 350 pounds or more. Speak with your mobility dealer to discuss your distinct needs. If you have hesitated about looking closely at a stairlift due to weight issues, don’t put it off another day! These lifts can be customized to meet your needs and the benefits that they bring to users make the initial efforts well worth it. Call or visit today.
So, speaking of the great outdoors: there is a lift for that. There are several different types of lifts that can get you safely from point A to point B. It depends on your preferences. From stairlifts and porch lifts to vehicle lifts and pool lifts, accessibility should not interfere with your independence. Depending on the property that you are adapting, there are many exciting and inventive options to explore that promise greater autonomy, more convenience, and improved quality of living.
Also, many buyers are under the impression that you must have a wide, lofty stairway to accommodate a lift. Not so. For instance, a spiral staircase can be adapted to a stairlift and those are not typically wide steps. Steep or shallow risers are no problem, either. If you live in a small space, it makes sense to see what options exist that could make your home more accessible.
Not everyone is working with a big budget when it comes to mobility aids. That is why we offer things like rental services and refurbished lifts, in some instances. Be wary of buying a stairlift from anyone other than a qualified mobility aid technician and never let a layman install or repair your lift. This could nullify the warranty on the equipment. If you need service, simply contact the vendor and schedule your installation, repairs, and inspections at your convenience!
Amenities and Accessories
Finally, buyers should know that there are accessories, features, and amenities that you can have custom added to your lift, as desired. The best approach is to visit online sites or brick-and-mortar retailers to see what they have to offer you. From comfy seats to safety belts, each lift has something different to consider.
Mobility technicians that install your equipment will take the time to discuss and demonstrate how the stairlift works, too. They will field questions and provide you, the customer, with contact information in case you have concerns or problems later. Furthermore, the device should be backed by a warranty or guarantee of satisfaction, so if you are displeased or something goes awry, you have service and support.
Want to know more about available features and types of stairlifts? You have a lot of choices; use these tips to find what works best for you. Let the team at Pacific Mobility help. They bring expertise and experience to southern California with the highest quality mobility aids and equipment around. Call or visit today.
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)