How to Choose the Right Stairlift Type For Your Home

A stairlift is a great solution for those with mobility issues who have trouble with stairs in their home

A stairlift is a great solution for those with mobility issues who have trouble with stairs in their home. Stairlifts are made to help you up and down the stair, giving you easy access to the uppers floors or basement of your home. Handicare has many options available for you to choose from so that your needs and budget are met.

Types of Stair Lifts

The types of stairlifts are straight, standing, outdoor and curved.   The type you need will depend upon the design of your staircase. This can be determined with a few simple questions but without proper help you may select the wrong stairlift type.

A straight stairlift goes up and down one set of stairs in a straight line without any interruptions from landings or platforms, turns or curved steps. Curved stairlifts, however, are much more complex and will bend around corners, and can change direction.

Handicare also manufactures weatherproofed lifts for outdoor steps, and standing stair lifts (also called perch lifts) for those who have trouble bending their knees.

Once you determine the type and location of your stairlift, you will need to compare your needs from physical complications you may have so that the proper features can be added to your stairlift. Another determining factor is the weight of the person or persons that will be using the lift just in case a heavy-duty option is needed.

Once those questions have been answered you will want to select the proper rail color, seat and seat color options so that your stairlift will add to the beauty of your home.

All of this can be done with an In-Home Evaluation by one of our local stairlift partners nationwide. They will use our state of the art Vision App to show the different options available to you and you can see what the stairlift looks like right on your staircase. In the event a curved stairlift is needed, they will use our Photo 3D camera survey system that will ensure perfect fitting for your lift the first time!