What are the Main Features of a Stairlift?

The main purpose of a stairlift is to make it easier and safer when moving between floors. Whether you’re disabled or a long-term illness has effected your stability, installing a stairlift in your home can be a great solution. Specially designed to support your needs, these mobility aids include features that are easy to use and practical.

In this blog, we discuss some of the features that make stairlifts so accessible.

Swivel seat

To make getting on and off of the stairlift easier, swivel seats are a standard feature on most products. Not only does this feature help the user manoeuvre themselves in, but being able to position the chair correctly means you are facing the right way when you are ready to get out. You are usually able to choose between manual and powered seats. The first option relies on the user twisting their body to move the seat whereas powered seats are controlled via a lever or switch.

Wireless controls

Stairlifts should be as safe as possible so the last thing you want is wires and cables causing potential hazards. Most stairlifts are wire-free and are controlled using a lever or buttons. If you prefer, there is also an option of having your control pad mounted to the wall.

Quick recharging system

Most stairlifts use rechargeable batteries and are permanently plugged into the mains – this means running out of power should not be a problem. Although the main battery may need replacing in a few years, for everyday use you won’t need to worry about the device running out of charge when you need it.

Space-saving design

If you live with other family members who do not require a stairlift or will not be using the chair all the time, they can be easily tucked away by folding them against the wall. This space-saving design allows the staircase to be clear for other users and prevent the stairlift from becoming a safety hazard when not in use.

At Alfix, we’re proud to offer ana amazing range of high-quality stairlifts for customers across the UK. No matter what your needs are, our team is dedicated to providing the best solution and improving the safety of your home. From straight stairlifts to heavy duty stairlifts, we have it all. Get in touch with our team today for more details.