Handicap Stair Wheel Chair Lifts for Your New Mexico Home
Handicap stair lifts are the most cost-effective and immediate home accessibility solution for most existing New Mexico homes. Able Access Lifts, Inc. carries a number of different manufacturers and models to accommodate your multi-level home and budget.
Types of Handicap Stair Lifts
There are two basic types of stair lifts:
Both types of chair lift rail systems mount to stair treads, not the walls. AC-powered stair lifts plug into a wall outlet; DC-powered chair lifts use two 12-volt batteries, but the battery charger requires a nearby outlet as well. Adequate lighting at the top and bottom of the stairway is required for the safe use of any chair lift.
Handicap stair lift tracks must reach all the way to the top and bottom landings of the stairs to ensure safe transfer on to and off of the chair lift. These lifts are usually recommended for residents who are able to walk from room to room but have difficulty climbing and descending stairs.(For wheel chair-bound household members, wheel chair lifts, also called vertical platform lifts, may be a more convenient home accessibility option.)
Finding the Right Stair (Chair) Lift
Several factors will inform your decision about which stair chair lift is right for you:
Track distance from the wall is a key issue for narrow stairs. To provide the most leg room for the rider and to minimize obstruction of stairs for walkers, find a stair lift with a track that fits closely to the wall.
Chair seat height is a key issue if the stair lift rider has difficulty transferring from a standing to a seated position or if rider is short. Higher seats are recommended for the former; lower seats for the latter.
Chair seat depth is a key issue if the stair lift rider is tall. Deeper seats provide more leg room and allow for more natural posture.
Soft start and stop features are key if a stair chair lift rider has lower back pain. DC-powered stair lifts are usually recommended for the smoothest ride.
Additional features, including swivel seats, footrests, remote call buttons and programmable starts and stops, may enhance the comfort and convenience of your handicap stair lift.
New Mexico’s Home Accessibility Experts
At Able Access Lifts, Inc., restoring your full-home accessibility is our primary concern. You may compare stair chair lifts on your own, or contact us to request a site visit. We’ll assess your accessibility needs and stair configuration to recommend the chair lift that best meets your needs. Our factory-trained technicians will install your home stair lift and provide maintenance and repair service for the lifetime of your equipment.