Stair Lift or Wheelchair Lift for a Large Home?
A large home can create challenges for a person who has trouble using the stairs. If you need to improve mobility at home for yourself or a family member, you have several options. Stair lifts and wheelchair lifts can both be added to a home fairly easily to make all levels accessible.
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A stair lift can be attached to any staircase to transport an individual from floor to floor. A stair lift can be used on a straight or curved staircase and can be customized to negotiate a turn at any angle. If your home has more than two floors, a stair lift can be installed that can go over a landing to take you up or down multiple flights of stairs.
Stair lifts are available in a variety of sizes to fit a staircase of any width and can fold up when not in use to allow other people to easily use the stairs. They are also available with a variety of weight capacities. Some can even be used outdoors if your home has steps leading to the door.
If you or a family member uses a wheelchair to get around and cannot get on and off a stair lift seat, a wheelchair lift is another option to improve mobility. If you live in a large home with a lot of space around the staircase, you will probably have room for a wheelchair lift. It can transport an individual who uses a wheelchair safely from floor to floor.
Wheelchair lifts are available in vertical and inclined configurations. With a vertical lift, the passenger rolls the wheelchair onto a platform, which then moves straight up or down. When the life arrives at its destination, the passenger opens the gate to exit.
If you do not have enough vertical space near your staircase for a wheelchair lift, an inclined lift is a viable alternative. It rides along a rail that runs along a staircase.
Like stair lifts, wheelchair lifts can be customized to travel around curves and corners. They can also be used both indoors and outdoors.
For a person who lives in a large home and cannot climb the stairs, but who does not use a wheelchair, a stair lift is a good mobility solution. If you or a family member uses a wheelchair and lives in a large home, a wheelchair lift can transport a passenger either vertically or up and down a staircase. A large home would most likely have plenty of space for either.