Whether you use a wheelchair to get from place to place, or have a family member that is bound to one, your home should be set up for anyone to get around easily. One of the best ways to assist wheelchairs users is to install a wheelchair lift in their home. Although, it can be a stressful process choosing the right wheelchair lift considering there are a variety of options available. Luckily, there are a few simple steps to follow to choose the perfect wheelchair lift to make you or your loved one’s lives easier.
When you are looking for a wheelchair lift for your home, you will most likely purchase a platform lift which will transport you and your wheelchair over any vertical barrier. Commonly referred to as a vertical or porch lift, you can use it in a variety of areas throughout your home such as in front of your deck or at the bottom of a staircase. When operating a vertical platform lift, all you have to do it roll on to the platform, shut the door, and press the button to transport to your destination.
If you are limited on space in your home, then an incline lift is the perfect choice for you and your family to use. An incline lift travels diagonally along the side of your staircase making it simple for you to get over your stairs. It is similar to a stairlift but is large and sturdy enough to transport a wheelchair smoothly. An incline lift is easy to maneuver so family and guests can move it out of the way when they need to use the stairs. It is the perfect piece of equipment if you have a small home or live in an apartment.
Purchasing A Lift
Once you have found the perfect wheelchair lift to install in your home, there are a couple of things to consider when purchasing it. You should consult with a product specialist, such as one of the professionals at Preferred Elevator, to make sure you are purchasing the right lift for your home. Make sure to go to the manufacturer’s website of the lift you are interested in and look at the customer testimonials for the specific wheelchair lift.
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For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!