Stair Chair Lift: Factors to Consider in Buying the Right One
So you re ready to buy your first stair chair
lift. As you might already know there are many makes, models and
styles. It s enough choices to make your head spin. But, there are
also individual factors to take into consideration when buying a
stair chair lift. Unfortunatlely some of these considerations are
overlooked by people. Here s what to consider when buying your stair
Would the user of the stair chair lift rather stand or be seated
as they go up and down the stairs? For people wishing to stand as
they go up and down the stairwell, a perching stair lift is right
for them. If they prefer to stay seated, a seated stair lift is
ideal. Now if the user of the stair lift is seated in a wheelchair,
then something called a wheelchair platform is what they need.
Size is an important consideration in what
type of stair lift you will buy. Obviously a stair lift fitting
an adult wouldn t be safe for a disabled child. So the seat of the
stair lift you buy must fit the user right.
If the user of the stair lift has a stiff
knee, he or she will probably needs what s called a stair chair
lift that faces forward instead of sideways like most stair chair
lifts are designed. Usually a wider stair chair will be more appropriate
for a person with a problem knee.
If the user of the stair chair has a problem
with heights, in addition to the chair s seatbelt, additionally
guardrails might be needed to assuage the user s anxiety.
There are different types of controls for stair chairs. That s important
to note, because some people because of their age or condition may
not be able to work the controls of a particular chair properly.
So make sure you have the stair chair lift user test out the controls
and get used to them before you leave them on their own.
In cases where the user of the stair chair
lift is blind or suffers poor eyesight, an appropriate chair is
required. One that sounds off with an audio signal to alert the
user he or she has reached the top landing or the bottom of the
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