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Title: Stair Lifts 101 by Silver Cross (1)

Stairlifts 101
Stairlifts 101
For many people, climbing stairs is a challenge
a challenge that can turn to worry, as well as
a lack of independence and freedom.
Stairlifts 101
But moving doesnt have to be the answer
Stairlifts 101
Over 80 of people would prefer to age in
their homes adding a stairlift can help make
that a reality.
Stairlifts 101
At its most basic level, a stairlift is a
motorized chair that travels along a rail
mounted to the stairs treads.
Stairlifts 101
The staircase must be at least 30 inches wide
with a landing area of 2 feet.
Stairlifts 101
Determining what type of stairlift will work in
your home is easy. There are only 2 types of
stairlifts straight and curved.
Straight Stairlift
Curved Stairlift
Stairlifts 101
A straight stairlift is installed for a single,
straight flight of stairs with no landings or
turns. Straight stairlifts are stock items that
require little to no customization.
Stairlifts 101
A curved stairlift, is required for stairs that
feature a turn, curve or intermediate
landing. A specially made rail is constructed
to follow the exact direction and changing angle
of the stairs.
Stairlifts 101
As a result of the customization, straight
stairlifts cost considerably less than curved
stairlifts. A straight stairlift installed
starts at roughly 3000 while curved stairlifts
begin around 7500 and increase with the
complexity of the stairs.
Stairlifts 101
A stair lift like this one features a diagnostic
light set that allows you to troubleshoot at
home- for example, if you did not park the
chair at the bottom where the charging station
is located and you need to charge the battery.
Stairlifts 101
Making sure a stairlift will work with the stairs
in your home is important but making sure it
will work for your needs is paramount.
An experienced mobility expert will be able to
gauge the potential riders abilities and
limitations and o?er possible modification
options. Your height and weight can also be a
factor in finding the right chair for you.
Stairlifts 101
A stair lift should be installed for a trained
professional. Silver Cross can help you find a
prequalified local stairlift installer making
the process hassle free.
Stairlifts 101
Although a stairlift is an easy solution, it is
not ideal if you use a wheelchair or mobility
device and youre not steady enough to easily
transfer to the seat. Wheelchair lifts, porch
lifts and home elevators are safer options.
Porch lifts
Home Elevators
Stairlifts 101
Using a stairlift is easy, it operates by
applying constant pressure to the control. In
order to move you need to continuously press a
button. when the button is released the unit
Stairlifts 101
Most lifts possess a remote control to call the
unit from another level, an obstruction sensor
that stops the chair from running anything over,
a retractable seat belt, pivoting chair and
overspeed governor to make sure the chair
descends at the correct speed.
Stairlifts 101
Reclaiming your independence takes very little
time a straight stairlift can be installed in
a few hours, a curved stairlift will take roughly
one or two days depending on the complexity.
Stairlifts 101
The lifts run on batteries and are able to
operate during power outages. The battery is
charged automatically on the rail. As a result
close proximity to an electrical outlet is
required and you may need an electrician to
install one nearby.
Stairlifts 101
Stairlifts are durable and yearly maintenance
checks will ensure a long lasting smooth
ride. You can find more information about
Stairlifts by reading our stairlifts general
information page.
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