Using a Stairlift
Unless you know someone who is already benefiting from using a stairlift you may be a little unsure of what is involved in owning and using one.
It is a popular misconception that stairlifts are fixed to the wall. This is rarely the case with domestic stairlifts which are usually fitted directly on to the staircase itself.
A stairlift has three basic components;
- a track fitted to your stairs
- the drive unit which is fitted to the track - this is the unit that will travel along the track.
- the seat that most suits your needs is fitted to the power pack.
All of our stairlifts are operated by a switch or toggle that is held in the direction of travel to make the lift move. When it is released the lift will stop moving.
Our stairlifts come with two remote controls as standard, so you can have one upstairs and one downstairs. This means you can send your stairlift up and down the track without having to sit on it. This not only means that the chair can be left in the most convenient place, but is ideal for where more than one person will be using the stairlift as it can be called just like an lift.
Whilst stairlifts are very simple to use they are mechanical devices and do require annual servicing and maintenance