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4 Types of Stair Lifts for Home Accessibility

4 Types of Stair Lifts for Home Accessibility

If you or a member of your family have a hard time getting up and down the stairs in your home, whether due to disability or advancing age, you may want to consider installing a stair lift. Stair lifts are a safer way to use the stairs in your home and are a great way to prevent injuries like broken bones or a concussion. 

Stair lifts provide many benefits to anyone who may not be able to use the stairs on their own. They restore independence, are easy to use, and provide a smooth, comfortable ride. All you need to do is sit on the seat, put on the seatbelt, and press a switch, then you’ll be on your way. Plus, most stair lifts have adjustable armrests, footrests, and chair heights, so they can fit most body types comfortably.

They are also a more convenient and affordable option than moving to a single-story house or senior living facility or renovating your home. In fact, stair lifts may even be covered by your health insurance. The turnaround time is pretty quick, too; you can have a brand-new stair lift in your home within a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size, specifications, and model of the stair lift you choose and what your dealer has in stock.

Stair lifts are also a great temporary solution for those recovering from an injury or surgery. Some companies offer short-term rental options for you to use while you heal and can be removed once you’re fully recovered.

There are many options available to choose from. At ParaQuad Mobility, we offer several different highly-rated models and can help you find the best stair lift to meet your needs through a mobility consultation.

#1. Residential Vertical Platform Lifts

Platform lifts are like mini elevators that provide access to a porch or deck. If you use a mobility aid, these are a great solution for you because platform lifts for you to stay on your wheelchair or scooter while using. These lifts are easy to operate, with a pressure-controlled switch and a ramp that automatically folds when in use.

The model we have available at ParaQuad Mobility has a 750-pound lift capacity and comes with a two-year limited warranty.

#2. Elite Outdoor Stair Lifts

If your outdoor space isn’t suitable for a vertical platform lift, you can get an outdoor stair lift. We offer options from high-rated manufacturer Bruno for both straight and curved staircases. 

These lifts are made of marine-grade vinyl and durable outdoor paint, plus they come with a lightweight cover for maximum weather protection. The covered gear rack reduces exposure to outdoor dirt and debris. Plus, it has senses obstructions to ensure safety.

Elite outdoor stair lifts are made with handcrafted precision to maximize open space on stairs, and the armrests, footrest, and seat all fold back when not in use.

#3. Elite Indoor Stair Lifts

If you need an indoor lift, consider Bruno’s Elite indoor stair lifts for both straight and curved staircases. These lifts are safe and easy to use, with adjustable chair height and armrest controls along with a wireless remote control. 

The handcrafted rail is custom-made to perfectly fit your staircase, and the covered gear rack gives it a neat, clean appearance. Plus, you don’t need to worry about power outages; this lift’s continuously-charging batteries work even without power.

This model has a 400-pound lift capacity and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

#4. Elan Straight Indoor Stair Lift

The Elan stair lift from Bruno is the most popular American-made straight stair lift. Its space-saving vertical rail and foldable design leave lots of room on the stairs for family members. The soft start and stop technology ensures you get a smooth ride.

Like other Bruno lifts, this model runs reliably even in a power outage and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. 

Accessibility Solutions from ParaQuad Mobility

We are proud to provide accessibility solutions, including stair lifts and wheelchair-accessible vans, for people all over northern Utah. In fact, ParaQuad has been in business longer than any other mobility dealer in the state, so you can be assured that we have the experience and expertise to meet any accessibility challenge that comes our way. If you’re looking to get a lift for your home, come visit our showroom in North Salt Lake, Utah, where we keep a large selection of stair lifts in stock, browse our resources online, or contact us for a mobility consultation.

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