Common Questions and Answers
Choosing a seated or a standing chairlift will depend upon your physical capabilities and sometimes on the space available.
Seated lifts. These are generally safer and more convenient as you can carry a stick or a bag up with you. If you use a wheelchair or a walking frame you will need to have one at the bottom and another one at the top as you will not be able to bring it up with you. Some lifts have seats that swivel around and lock into place to make getting on and off easier. Before deciding on a seat make sure that you try it out and that it is comfortable for you. When the lift is not in use the seat can be lifted up out of the way. Seated lifts have a platform for your feet to rest on. This also folds up to give more room when not being used and in some models of stairlift the footrest raises automatically.
Standing lifts. These require more headroom, but they can be fitted in narrow stairs. You should not consider a standing, or perching lift –where you lean against a pad, if you have dizzy turns. They are great however if you have trouble with bending your knees to sit down.
Getting a stairlift installed is a major decision and one that will make your life easier, less painful and with a lower risk of a slip or fall on the stairs. Both you and your family will benefit from the peace of mind and security that a stairlifts Yeovil can offer. So call us for a quote today and soon you will be enjoying the benefits of being able to access the whole of your home with ease and safety.