Correct procedure for mounting dismounting Stairlifts

| Monday, December 26, 2011
By Otis Barnes

If you have Problems with mobility and let's face it! If you have a Stairlift good chance you are not the quickest thing on two legs. Stair lifts will glide you up and down stairs with little effort at all but a serious concern with Chairlifts is the mounting and dismounting from the Stairlift chair.

All modern Stairlifts feature a Seat Swivel option. Manual seat swivel or Powered seat swivel. The manual seat swivel needs the user to have some amount of strength in their lower legs to allow them to push shuffle the chair seat round into the swivel position.

Not a perfect situation for somebody with limited mobility. The powered seat swivel chair is motorised and once the Stair lift arrives at the top of the stairs the seat will automatically swivel round into the proper position for straightforward dismount.

The great thing about the seat swivel option is that the Stair-lift chair once in the swivel position now acts as a safeguard barrier and it is virtually impossible to fall down the steep staircase. Excellent for people with balance disorders and elderly frail users who aren't to stable on their feet.

When the Chairlift is in the seat swivel mode the electric circuits are isolated and the unit will not be able to move function until the chair has been reset into its safe travelling position.

The powered seat swivel option is an additional addition and therefore will cost a little extra but is decent money wisely spent. If you should happen to feel your mobility issues could become worse in time and you might need the powered swivel option in the future make sure the model you purchase can be easily changed to deal with the motorized seat swivel mechanism.

As well as powered seat swivel options there are also powered hinge rails which we'll be discussing in my next article.

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