Many people overlook important options to add to their stair lift. Many times this is because they are not aware these options exist because some brands do not offer these options. And, unfortunately, since the options are not available in these brands the sales people don't bother to mention them even when it is clearly evident the options are appropriate. It is true today's stair lifts standard feature list is going to meet the needs of the majority of stair lift users. However, there are some options worth considering that can make your stair lift safer, easier to use and help you live independently longer. These options may also extend the usefulness of the stair lift as your needs change as the months and years go by. How many of us are getting younger and healthier as time goes by? If you are experiencing this phenomenon, please share with us.
Here is a list of the top 5 options to consider before finalizing your choice of a stair lift. Bruno happens to be one of the few stair lift manufactures that offer these options in both a 300 Lb and 400 Lb capacity stair lift therefore, we strongly suggest taking a look at the Bruno Independent Living Aids models Elan SRE-3000 and Elite SRE-2010.
1. POWER SWIVEL SEAT. Easily and effortlessly swivels the chair at the touch of a button. Without this feature, you will need a minimal amount of strength in the lower legs and/or arms (grab onto to a stationary object) to turn the seat. Any stair lift worth considering will swivel at the top of the stairs to aid in safe entry and exit from the chair at the top of the stairs. However, this is a manual swivel and requires some degree of strength in the lower legs to move the seat. Many people have this ability however, if the user is very weak or may become weaker with time, a Power Swivel Seat is an important option to consider.
2. POWER FOLDING FOOTREST. By simply folding up or down the seat, the footrest automatically folds up and down. This eliminates the need to bend over to fold the footrest up or down manually. This can be an important option to consider in a home with others in the household that do not use the stair lift therefore, are more likely to fold the footrest, seat and arms when not being used.
3. MANUAL FOLDING RAIL. With this option, you have the ability to fold the rail that the chair rides on at the bottom of the stairs. In other words, the rail normally extends to the bottom floor and the folding rail option allows you to fold the rail up and back away from the bottom floor if needed. When the rail is folded up you have the option of storing the seat just above the hing in the raill or all the way at the top of the stairs. This can be a useful option when there is a door, narrow walkway or small foyer at the bottom of the stairway.
4. AUTOMATIC FOLDING RAIL. As the name indicates, the rail at the bottom of the stairway will automatically fold up when you travel upstairs and automatically fold down when you ride down stairs. When the rail is folded up you have the option of storing the seat just above the hing in the rail or all the way at the top of the stairs.
5. LARGER FOOTREST AND/OR SEAT. This option is only available on the Bruno Elite mainly to compliment the higher weight capacity.
The additional cost of any one or combination of options can dramatically improve the usefulness and extend the level of independence you can receive from owning a stair lift.
Please contact me at 301-736-7028 or visit us at www.stairliftasap.com for more information.
Best Regards, Ed