How to choose the right stairlift options for your home
What sorts of stairlift options do you need?
It all depends on you. While Stannah offers a range of stairlift models for straight stairs, stairs that turn and outdoor staircases, most of our stairlifts have the additional benefit of added optional features. During your free home visit, our friendly advisor will walk you through your options and present the features he or she thinks are right for you. Here are a few of the choices we offer.
Powered Swivel Option
All Stannah stairlifts swivel at the top of the stairs, so that the rider can get off safely. But, if manually swiveling the chair is difficult due to limited mobility, we offer a powered swivel option to make turning easier. This mechanism allows the user to swivel the chair to face away from the stairs, by simply continuing to hold the hand control or using the remote. The chair can also be swiveled back into the riding position using the remote, to allow others to use the stairs.
Retractable Rail Option
For straight stairs, Stannah offers a retractable rail that raises and lowers automatically as the chair rides up and down the stairs. This is a great option if the rail could pose a potential tripping hazard at the bottom of the stairs or if there is a door in the way. With the retractable rail option, your Stannah stairlift will be there when you need it and out of the way when you don’t.
Seat Belt Options
The standard retractable seat belt on the Siena and Starla chairs is designed for ease-of-use and can be upgraded to an ‘Immobilizer seat belt’ so that the chair will not operate from the armrest control until the seat belt is engaged (standard equipment on the Sadler chair). Our lap-diagonal and five-point seat belts (above) provide extra restraint over the shoulders and, if needed, between the legs. We also have a center-clasp seatbelt option.