Elderly people are living in their own homes for longer and are becoming increasingly mobile. Especially within their own homes. But not everyone can get up the stairs properly anymore. And when you want to continue living at home, a stair lift can be a good solution. When such a stairlift is installed, a rail system is fitted to the inside or outside of the stairs. This ensures that you can safely reach the first floor. But then again, such a stairlift is a considerable investment and there is a very wide range on offer. So what do you need to consider when buying one? Let us help you with the most important considerations.
Comfort and safety guaranteed with a stairlift
Whether your staircase is straight or curved, in one piece or several, a stairlift will fit. The rails on which the motorised chair is placed can be installed either on the inside or the outside of your staircase. This way, you can keep more space on the stairs, or choose the fastest way up.
The standard options
A standard model is always thoroughly tested and has to meet strict requirements before it can be sold, so that you can be sure that it is safe to use. Every stairlift comes with some basic options. For example, an immobiliser, which means that the lift will only start if the key is in the ignition and the armrests are lowered. Or trapping protection and automatic stop, so that nothing can get stuck in the stairlift and the lift stops automatically if something is in its way. With a safety belt, you will be stable and secure on the chair.
Every staircase is unique
Stairlifts come in all shapes and sizes. Not only can you choose from different models, you can often also determine the finish, such as the colour of the chair and the rail system. A stairlift is always bought for a specific staircase, and this will influence the choices you make, which is why every stairlift is custom-made.
Continue reading on the next page to discover all things to consider when buying a stairlift.