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What’s the Difference and Which is Better?

Stair lift at the bottom of a staircase

Thanks to modern technology, there are now a number of ways for people who can’t get around as easily or need the assistance of wheelchairs to tackle staircases without any problem. The developments in technology and the affordability of the machines that can carry people in or out of wheelchairs up and down stairs effortlessly has allowed elderly loved ones to stay in their own homes and others the freedom to go where they want when they want to.

Two popular and affordable options are stair lifts and platform lifts. If you’re in the market for a way to get up the stairs, you may be considering one of these, but what’s the difference and which is best for you?

Stair Lifts

Stair lifts are motorized chairs attached to a track the runs up along a staircase allowing persons who are unable to go up and down stairs to still easily access any floor they choose. Whether you have a flight of stairs that goes straight up or need a stair lift that can go around corners and curves, you will be able to find a variety of stair lifts to fit your needs.

Stair lifts are best for elderly people or people with mobility issues that restrict them from going up and down stairs. Most stair lifts are designed to have parts fold up when not in use so as to allow as much space as possible for any other residents.

Platform Lifts

Platform lifts are motorized platforms that are attached to a track that runs up along the staircase. Platform lifts allow people who need the assistance of a wheelchair to get up and down stairs with ease. Like stair lifts, there are multiple designs to accommodate any staircase, straight or curved.

Platform lifts are best for persons with mobility equipment who need to get up and down stairs. Platform lifts fold up flat when not in use so that other residents can get up and down stairs without issue as well.

Whether you’re in need of a stair lift or a platform lift, we have what you need at Country Home Elevator & Stair Lift. Our commitment is to listen to our customers and exceed their expectations in the products we provide. Visit us at www.countryhomeelevator.com to get in touch and find a showroom near you today.

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