Browse MedicalSearch’s Stair Lifts and Wheelchair Lifts directory to find suppliers, equipment, products and information.
A stair lift is a powered access lift mounted on straight or curved stair-fixed track installed on either side of a staircase to help people with mobility difficulty to go up and down the stairs safely and unassisted...
There are four main types of stair lifts to cater for people with different degrees of mobility difficulty: standing stair lifts, seated stair lifts, perching stair lifts and wheelchair stair lifts (also known as inclined platform wheelchair lifts). Stair lifts are often a more economical alternative to vertical or through-floor lifts, which require more space and structural alterations to the property.
Wheelchair lifts are platform lifts used in place of ramps to help wheelchair-bound people get past low barriers. Doctors in hospitals also use wheelchair lifts to examine and provide treatment to wheelchair-bound patients.
A wheelchair lift can be permanently installed on the exit and entrance of a building, under a low barrier (e.g. a stage) as well as inside or outside a vehicle. There are also portable wheelchair lifts, which are an ideal option for people who only require temporary use of the lifts at one location or those who find structural alteration for installation of permanent wheelchair lifts impractical or too expensive.