Did you know that by the end of the decade, seniors will make up roughly one out of five residents in the country? Senior citizens will want to keep living independent lives as long as possible, and to help with this, it can be a good idea to invest in a stairlift so that they can get to the different floors of their homes safely. There are all kinds of stairlift designs, and each is best for different settings. Knowing the best design for your needs isn’t easy unless you know what they all do. That’s why, today, we’ll be reviewing different stairlift designs with you.
Seated Stairlifts Designed for Straight Staircases
For those who use wheelchairs and have straight staircases, these stairlifts could be the best option for you. Typically, this is the stairlift design that pops into people’s heads when they think of what stairlifts are: devices that are attached to the steps on your staircase so that users can get up and down the stairs effortlessly. Although these types of stairlifts are pretty standard, you want to make sure you have enough room to install them, especially when your staircase is more narrow. However, as long as you’re working with a reliable stairlift installation company, you should have no trouble getting through the measuring and installation process.
Seated Stairlifts Designed for Curved Staircases
These stairlift designs are a lot like the ones built for straight staircases. The biggest difference is that they are custom built for staircases with landings or turns. These staircases also tend to be wider than the straight ones.
Inclined Platform Lifts Designed for Stairs
In many situations, people have to remain in their wheelchairs when they’re transitioning to the stairs. Using these inclined platform lifts is highly recommended for anyone who may not be able to move in and out of their wheelchair into the chair of a seated stairlift.
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For over a decade, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.
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!