Aging, mobility issues and loss of independence often make people think of moving out their multi-level home. By adding a stairlift to their residence, they wouldn’t have to do so. This motorized seat with its accompanying track attached to the staircase allows users to access the different levels of a house easily, safely and comfortably. However, while this accessibility device is a practical and cost-effective solution in homes that do not have space for an elevator, most people are uncertain when it comes to choosing one for their home. Here are some of the key features to look for in a stairlift:
- There are different types of stairlifts designed to meet varying needs. If sitting is a challenge, choose a model that allows you to perch as you ride up and down the stairs
- If you want your lift to be installed quickly, choose one with a simple design. Compared to lifts for straight stairs, curved stairlifts are more complex, and need to be customized. They may involve structural modifications and take longer to set up.