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Stair Lift Options - Customize Your Ride

Posted by John Burfield on 8/16/18 3:00 PM

If you have difficulty climbing your stairs, adding a stair lift is a great option to allow you to stay in your home. While all stairlifts perform the same function, they are not all created equal. A basic stair lift model will get you up and down a stairway safely, but for some, additional options are necessary to make a stair lift a complete solution to meet their mobility needs.

For example, those with limited upper body strength may not be able to easily operate the manual swivel seats and folding footrests that are standard on most basic stair lift models. In this scenario, a power swivel seat and footrest would be very beneficial. This would allow the user to safely swivel the seat away from the stair case when offloading at the top and fold their armrests and footrests up when the lift is not being used without over exerting themselves.

If you are shopping for a stair lift, it’s important to know what options are available to help meet your needs. Here is breakdown of the available options for Bruno stair lift models available from Lifeway Mobility.

Elan

  • Power swivel seat
  • Power folding footrests
  • Power or manual folding rail – for narrow hallways or when a doorway is at the bottom of the stairs

           Bruno Elan Stairlift power seat Bruno Elan power footrest

Elite

  • Weight capacity up to 400 lbs.
  • Larger padded seat – 21.5” wide x 16” deep
  • Power swivel seat
  • Power folding footrest
  • Power or manual folding rail
  • Variety of upholstery choices – six different color and multiple fabrics

               Bruno power rail option   Bruno Elite Stair Lift

Elite Curved Rail

  • Weight capacity up to 400 lbs.
  • Larger padded seat – 21.5” wide x 16” deep
  • Larger footrest – 12” long x 11’ wide
  • Power swivel seat
  • Power folding footrest
  • Power or manual folding rail
  • Variety of upholstery choices – six different color and multiple fabrics
  • Top or bottom park position – extends rail way from top or bottom of stairs for added safety 
  • Mid-park and charge station – allows for safe entry/exit for stairways with middle landings

               Bruno Elite Curve top park  Bruno Elite Curve Mid-Park Option

If you are unsure about which stair lift options may benefit you, an experienced stair lift provider will be able to point you in the right direction. Look for a reputable company that provides no pressure in-home consultations.

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Topics: Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Stair Lift, Mobility, Aging-In-Place, Independent Living