If you need assistance going up and down stairs, you might consider installing a stair lift. These lifts provide you with a chair to sit in while you glide up or down the stairs. Though the purpose for all stair lifts is basically the same, but the features and options vary. You can get seats that swivel and arms that fold up. Seats and footrests can be adjusted, and most models allow you to fold up the seat and footrest to save space. Many companies even let you choose the color of the seat. Most seats come equipped with a seatbelt for safety. Another safety feature is a brake, which can be applied to stop the lift mid-course. Call-send controls can allow you to call for help while seated in the unit. Some models have track sensors, which can detect anything in the chair's path. Another option is a lock, which can keep children from harm. Chairs differ in their weight capacity, so if weight is a concern, make sure to check into the maximum load. Some portable models can allow you to 'get a lift' while on the road. These feature folding rails. Contact a supplier for more information about the convenience and available options of home stair lifts.
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