When we think of someone using a chair lift, it’s tempting to picture a person who has permanently lost their ability to make it up and down the steps.
But sometimes the need for a chair lift is just temporary. If you’ve just gotten out of the hospital, or are returning home after spending time in a rehabilitation center, it’s important to have support in place. Physical and occupational therapists know the value of renting a chair lift for your home while you’re in the midst of your recovery.
We’re sure you’ve seen a stair lift at some point, even if it was on TV or a movie. But if you’re looking to buy or rent a stair lift, you’ll have one important question: How do they work? In this blog post, we’ll look at the basics of a stair lift: what they’re made of, how they work, and how they can help.
Parts & pieces of your stair lift
The central part of the stair lift is known as the carriage, which is comprised of the seat, footplate, armrests and seatbelt, along with the motor and battery that power the lift.
Most stair lifts can be moved horizontally at the top or bottom of the stairs to allow people to get on and off. Some stair lifts don’t feature a seat and are designed to hold a wheelchair, or to let people use them while standing.
It might be something your doctor or physical therapist recommends after therapy. It may only be for a short recuperation period, but it will make your home safer and more accessible. Whether you need to buy or rent stair lifts, we offer a variety of models to suit your needs.
Or you may find that you or a loved one needs additional assistance going from the one level of your house to another. A stair lift can get you there safely, without risk of trips or falls.
PA Stair Lifts is a proud distributor of MediTek Stairlifts. They offer both multi-flight and external stair lifts as well as a range of accessories. Read on to learn more about some of the unique features of these accessibility products. It will tell you what to look for in a stair lift.
Continuous Battery Charging
The batteries constantly recharge and remain ready for use. Constant charging also preserves battery life, so your stair lift’s batteries maintain their charge longer.