Seated stair lifts are the most common type of stair lift used in a domestic homes. They are available for straight or curved staircases. If you are not sure whether your stairs are straight or curved read our guide.
Stair lifts are also known as 'stair chairs', 'stair elevators', 'inclinators', 'staircase lifts' and 'stairway lifts'.
When considering which stairlift, and which features, best suits your needs an individual assessment with an occupational therapist is strongly recommended.
The user must be able to sit safely on the seat during transit and transfer on and off at the top and bottom of the stairs.
A swivel seat and lift-up armrests may make transfers onto and off the seat easier. The swivel seat can be manually or electrically operated. For more information on stair lift features click here.
Walking sticks may be carried on a stairlift. However, if the person uses a larger walking aid, such as a walking frame, it cannot be carried on the stairlift and therefore two aids will be required - one at the bottom and one at the top of the stairs.
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