Living in a large house with several floors can be difficult if you have mobility issues or are concerned about someone navigating the stairs regularly. Installing an elevator chair lift on the staircase can be an excellent way to make getting up and down the stairs easier. They are available in so many different configurations that you can choose the right one for your home.

Determining Your Needs

If you are considering a stairlift or motorized elevator chair lift for your home, it is good to have the company that installs them come to your home and look at the staircase area to determine the best option for you. The lifts can be installed on straight stairways or on ones that curve and turn as they go up, but the amount of space required for the stairlift needs to be evaluated. 

The chair lift company will measure the stairs, check the angles of any turns, and measure the amount of rising from the bottom to the top of the stairwell. They will also need to know the size of the person using the chair lift to install one for the right amount of support. If the only one using the lift weighs about ninety pounds, a standard lift is fine, but if they are three hundred pounds, they may need a more robust system to support them properly. 

Age and Mobility

As people age, it becomes harder to do things like climb stairs, and keeping your balance on the stairs can become an issue. Installing an elevator chair lift system is not always about disability. It can be a preventative measure to ensure that an older family member can get up and down the stairs on their own without the risk of falling, allowing them to remain in their home after the kids are grown, and there is no one there to assist them. 

Some younger people have some disabilities that might make the stairs challenging for them, so adding a lift can be an excellent way to allow them to do more on their own and give them a sense of accomplishment. 

Lift Installation and Training

An elevator chair lift company can install the lift in your home in a day or two, add the tracks to the wall, wire the motors for you, and teach you how to use it properly. There are some safety systems built into the lift, and it is vital that once the system is complete, the installer should go through the controls and explain all the functions to you. If they do not, ask them to go over it before they leave.