As we get older, going up and down stairs can turn into not only a difficult task – but a dangerous task. Stairs are very hard on our knees and can really increase safety risks. This is where stair lifts really come into play. They reduce the risks of falling down the stairs and help keep the person from stressing their knees out.
There are many different types of stair lifts for all different styles of staircases. There are also different styles for the person’s needs such as weight and height. These stair lifts keep the person level while going at a slow but steady speed and have a seat belt for extra safety precautions. They are very easy to operate and they can also add a little bit of fun to the house. Chair lifts have a sensor that will detect any object that comes in its path and safely stop the chair and they have a very sturdy design.
When shopping for a chair lift you want to make sure the seat is something the person can get into and out of easily, is comfortable, has a large footrest, and it’s also good to be able to adjust the height of the seat and footrest. Another important operational factor is to make sure the chair can swivel away from the top of the stairs to the appropriate angle.