For people with limited mobility, stairs can be their worst enemy. However, a reliable stair lift can restore their confidence by letting users travel from one floor to another safely. Lincoln Mobility, Nebraska’s premier provider of quality stair lifts, has helped many clients regain and maintain their independence so they can move freely about their homes. If you’re thinking about installing a stair lift, they say there are features to look for to help you make a choice.
4 Stair Lift Features to Consider
Battery Vs. Electric Operation
Depending on the manufacturer, battery-operated stair lifts typically will continue to work even during a power outage, but they need time to charge for use. Electric models don’t require charging and are ready to go with the flip of a switch.
Comfort & Safety Options
Most standard stair lifts have features like foldable armrests, footplates, and seat belts. Consider adding safety options like a brake system, footrest sensors, and controls that will send the unit to either end of the stairs.
Users with arthritis and other conditions that limit movement in their hands and fingers will benefit from stair lifts with controls designed for easier operation. Some models come with remote controls that allow a family member to assist with operation.
Warranty & Customer Support
When choosing a stair lift, purchase one from a company that not only provides units from the industry’s leading manufacturers but offers quality warranties and customer support. These services are ideal if you need a repair or an issue arises during installation.
Lincoln Mobility offers an extensive line of stair lifts designed to safely and comfortably accommodate people with a variety of physical mobility limitations. This family-owned store offers models from top-of-the-line manufacturers like Acorn Stairlifts™ and Bruno®. You also can count on their friendly staff to answer your questions about selection, installation, and insurance coverage. Call (402) 421-8800 to arrange an in-home consultation and free quote. Visit their website to watch video demonstrations about how stair lifts work and learn more about their other products, including power wheelchairs.