When looking for a new home, you do not need to be limited in your decisions. Instead of ruling out homes with steps that restrict your mobility through your home, make the home fit your needs. With services available to install either a step lift, you can purchase a home with steps and maintain your mobility, comfort, and confidence. When selecting to install a stair-lift or wheelchair lift, first consider the traits and safety of each.
With a stair-lift, you can get a perching lift that will allow you to stand, or if you opt to be seated you can get a seated stair-lift. For those that are invalid or in a wheelchair, a stair-lift is not the best choose because you have to transfer yourself to the lift, so a wheelchair lift would be more safe and appropriate. Also, a seated chair lift must be the correct size for the user, a chair lift that will seat a senior will be too big for a kid. Always keep safety as the number one priority, and make sure the stair-lift has either a safety belt and / or guard rails. As discussed before, a wheelchair lift is safer and ideal for those who are invalid or in a wheelchair. When not being used, a wheelchair lift can rest on the ground level in an area that may maximise the living space on both levels.
For safety reasons, a domestic through-floor lift is not acceptable to use as a carrier for any standing-users. In these situations, an enclosed platform is required for safety and function. With a fixed internal ramp to the lift on a light incline, access to the lift is straightforward and safe, and you can simply move throughout your house.