Exploring Main Types Of Stairlifts
In today’s world of globalization, many young people prefer to live independently. Whenever they get jobs, they live with their old parents and move to different houses with their partners. It has been estimated that by 2030, 30% of the population will become senior citizens. To increase older people’s mobility within their double-story house, it is very important to install stair-lifts. The stairlift has been installed according to the requirement. Based on their understanding they can be divided into three types i.e. Seated stairlifts bath for Straight staircase and curved staircase and inclined platform lifts for the staircase.
Seated Stair-lifts for a straight staircase
They have mainly been installed on stairs, which do not have a bend and have a landing. If you have a straight staircase, it would be preferable to install stairlifts that run along the straight rail. They have seats attached to rails, which effortlessly move the patient from one floor to another. As they are straight, they are the cheapest among all. We just need to make sure that there is a landing space at the top and bottom, which allows the patient to get in and out of the chair safely.
While this type of stairlifts is very easy to install but they also come with some minor installation issues. The narrower staircases are not suitable for stairlifts. Doors at the beginning or end pose an obstacle to it. However, your staircase is straight but at the end or bottom, if it has curved, you have to buy a straight stairlift plus a bridging platform to enable a safe landing. You have to choose whether the landing is at the top or bottom. They normally run on rechargeable batteries that charge automatically when resting on a parking spot or charger.
Seated Stair-lifts for curved staircase
In most of the houses, we see curved staircases. We need special rails that bend around the corners at the same angle as our staircase. For installing curved stairlifts, we have to keep in mind that firstly, whether staircases have half-landing i.e. two stairs running parallel to each other. Secondly, or they are fanned i.e. two sets of stairs are angled less than 90 degrees, and thirdly whether have a quarter landing. We can also use curved stair-lifts on spiral stairs. As long as the degree to which the staircases bends can be measured stairlifts could be, install.
Standing or Perching stairlifts.
Many people are quite accustomed to seeing a stairlift with a chair to help people in moving from one story to another. However, for a patient who cannot bend their knees due to severe osteoarthritis, this chair lift will not be a good choice. For these, we have standing or perching stairlifts. This stairlift does not have a chair attached to it. It has a small platform or perch at a standing height. You have to stand on the porch to move up and down the staircase. It also has an armrest for extra balance and safety. These could be used particularly for the staircases, which are narrow as they have a slimline profile.