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Finding The Perfect Stair Lift To Meet Your Needs

Not all staircases are created equal. And that’s why when it comes to stair lifts, there is certainly such thing as a “one size fits all” option. High-quality stair lifts are uniquely designed to meet the specifications of each staircase they’re affixed to. At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we’re proud to have Handicare as one of our biggest suppliers of stair lifts. They’ve certainly demonstrated an expertise in manufacturing the industry’s top-of-the-line models.

On their website, they remind us that the many members of the baby boomer generation are currently entering their senior citizen stages. Many more will follow in the years to come. With that said, our elderly population is growing to the point where stair lifts are becoming increasingly sought-after products. If you’re one of the many Canadians who live with an elderly loved one, it’s important to know which stair lift is the right one for your needs.

Do you need a straight stair lift?

Naturally, straight stair lifts are designed for straight staircases. As you can imagine, they slide up and down, parallel to the staircase. As long as there are no turns, bends or landings, a straight stair lift in your home will help your elderly loved one access the various rooms of the house. As Handicare informs, each track is cut to size and based on the height of the staircase, or the number of steps it has.

“Handicare offers a variety of straight lift options so you can decide whether you want to keep it basic or add on all the bells and whistles,” their website notes, “Some of these bells and whistles include the ability to swivel your seat toward the landing once you reach the top. This ensures you are getting on and off your lift walking toward the landing and away from the stairs. Without a swivel option, you are forced to dismount near the edge of the stairs.”

Do you need a curved stair lift?

Many staircases have elaborate designs. Some spiral around from one floor to the next while others have landings and then new directions before access to the above levels is achieved. The unique quality of curved stair lifts insists upon a customized design for your curved stair lift. For example, what if your staircase has 12 steps, a landing and then another four steps before it reaches the top? Naturally, it would require a different stair lift construction than a spiral staircase.

“Handicare builds the stair lift specifically for your home, ensuring it fits tight like a glove,” they assure us, “Curves are tighter to take up less space on your staircase and there are plenty of ‘bells and whistles’ to add on as desired – from the gentle stand assist option (Active Seat) to the Turn and Go feature for narrow stairs.”

Handicare goes on to reveal their use of a revolutionary photo survey system that can actually take 3D images of your staircase. This not only ensures a “tailor-made solution”, but it also provides you with an upfront look at what your curved staircase will look like once it is installed in your home.

If you have any questions about the Handicare stair lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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