Stair Lift FAQ: Which Stair Lift is the Right One for You?

Stair Lift FAQ: Which Stair Lift is the Right One for You?
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Selecting the right stair lift can be a daunting task because of the number of brands and features available in the market today. The abundance of choices can leave individuals and their families feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about which option is best suited to their specific needs.

Factors such as the type of staircase, user preferences, weight capacity, safety features, and budget all come into play when deciding to invest in a stair lift. However, while the choices may seem overwhelming, we can help individuals make an informed choice that enhances their mobility and quality of life while ensuring peace of mind. We carry a variety of the most innovative, high-quality and affordable stair lifts that are personalized to fit your needs. With the help of this article and our Mobility Specialists, finding the right stair lift for you doesn’t need to be a stressful process.

Straight Stair Lifts

Our straight stair lifts are the perfect solution for those who have straight staircases inside and outside their home. They are the most common type of stair lift you see. They use a straight rail that is mounted on either side of the stair case. And the best part? There is no construction needed to your home! Since they’re mounted to the stairs and not the wall, you don’t have to worry about any renovation needed to install one.

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Check out our straight stair lifts here. Some of the common safety features you can expect to find on our straight stair lifts include:

  • Retractable Seatbelt: to keep you safe and secure while using
  • Swivel Seat: this feature ensures that the seat remains locked in the correct position when getting on or off the stair lift, preventing accidents or falls.
  • Safety Sensors: Stair lifts often include sensors that can detect obstructions on the staircase. If an object is detected, the lift will stop automatically to prevent collisions.
  • Battery Backup: our stair lifts have a battery backup system in case of a power outage, allowing the lift to continue to function and safely transport up and down the stairs.
  • Smooth Start and Stop: our stair lifts are designed to start and stop smoothly, eliminating jolts or sudden movements that could cause discomfort.
  • Diagnostic Display: is features displays information about the lift’s status, helping with maintenance and troubleshooting.

Curved Stair Lifts

This type of stair lift is suited for staircases that have a curve to them or have a landing. Just like our straight stair lifts, there is no construction to the home and are equipped with the same features.

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Unlike straight stair lifts that operate on a single straight track, curved stair lifts are custom-built to follow the exact curvature and shape of your stairs. This bespoke design ensures a seamless fit and functionality, providing users with a smooth and safe ride up or down the stairs. Check out our curved stair lifts here.

Optional Features

We offer a hinged rail to attach to the rails of your stair lift if you are someone who has a door or hallway at the end of the stairs and do not want the rail or stair lift in the way. Our hinged rail folds up, providing a clear path to walk and the stair lift is not in use.

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To customize your stair lift even further, some of our stair lifts have different color option to match your home! Common colors we offer on some of our stair lifts are blue, red, the traditional beige and then gray. If you have any questions about choosing a color of your stair lift, our Mobility Specialists will be able to help out.

Do you have outdoor stairs? We offer an outdoor stair lift! We know that mobility can exceed past the indoors, so if you’re looking for help up and down those stairs to your garden or patio, the outdoor option is best for you. Coated with weather-resistant material and a cover, you won’t have to worry about any damage being done to your chair outdoors.

Your safety, comfort, and convenience are important to us. We understand that investing in a stair lift can be a tough decision, but we are here to help. In the end, the goal is to improve accessibility and independence, and taking the time to find the perfect stair lift is a valuable step towards achieving that objective. If you’re in the market for a stair lift and need guidance to find which one is the right one for you, give our Mobility Specialists a call at 1-800-790-1635 and they will be happy to help you out!