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Home Stair Lift

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

A home stair lift is a device that is used for moving people (typically those that are handicapped or the elderly) up or down stairs in either their home via a home stair lift or other locations.  If the stairs where the stair lift is to be placed are wide enough, a rail is put down over the the top of the stairs with a lift chair built on top of the rail that lift the individual up or down the stairs.

Stair Lifts can be known by one of many names, stair lifts, stair-lifts, chair lifts, stair gliders, platform lifts, home stair lifts, etc.

The introduction of the stair lift occurred nearly 80 years ago in the United States where the stair lift was designed to help move people suffering of polio up and down stairs as they were unable to walk up and down the stairs on their own accord.  Today the primary use of stair lifts are for the elderly and the handicapped.

Each stair lift has a variety of features available to them that can be added on to each installation.  Some of these modernized stair lift features can include upgrades to the stair lift such as adjustable seat height, battery isolation, a folding stair lift step, a speed lift governor, a stair lift seat belt and a soft start/stop.  The soft start and soft end for chair lifts is one of the best new features of chair lifts as it starts the lift of the chair lift slowly and ends slowing, making the starting and stopping of the chair lift ride smoother for the rider.

The speed of a home stair lift is typically quite slow between 13 feet per minute up to one of the fast stair lifts of 30 feet per minute.