Last Updated on March 18, 2013
A stair lift is a mobility assistance device that allows those who cannot use stairs to remain in their homes. Stair lifts can be added to any staircase to provide both assistance for those who need it and a walking path for those who don’t. Lifts come in many designs and styles, and they offer many features to consider when choosing the option that fits your needs and your home.
- Who Needs A Stair Lift?
Stair lifts are designed to assist those who cannot climb or descend stairs. They are motorized devices that use a rail system to carry passengers between floors. A stair lift can be either a temporary or permanent addition to a home to provide mobility, independence, and comfort. Stair lifts are ideal for many people, including the elderly, the disabled, and those who have a long-term injury or sickness. Those suffering from conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and even Parkinson’s or other mobility disorders can also enjoy the independence and ease of a stair lift.
- What Are My Options?
There is a stair lift option to meet every preference and need. Safety is as important as aesthetics, so be sure to ask about the safety features of the stair lifts you are considering. Some offer childproof controls, obstacle sensors, and battery backups in case there is a power failure. Lifts can be designed to either carry a passenger who is seated or standing, so consider how you would like to travel and your specific needs. Some stair lifts also feature wireless or calling options that are ideal for a home in which more than one person will be using the lift. Other features you may want to consider are swivel seats for ease of embarkation and disembarkation, joystick versus push-button controls, and audio signals for those with poorer sight.
Whatever your personal needs are, the Williams Lift Company has a stair lift that’s right for you. Call us at 908-322-7070 to find out more about our stair lift rentals. For more information about your mobility options, visit our website.