Stairlifts for more Mobility

by: Low Jeremy

Technology has helped make disabled persons more mobile. This has also made wheelchairs more advanced and more convenient to use for day-to-day routines.

Other devices have also been invented in order to help wheelchair-bound individuals live a more convenient life despite their disabilities. One of those very useful devices is the electric wheelchair lift.

Electric wheelchair lifts help to move the wheelchair to various places especially at multiple levels. Electric wheelchair lifts can be less expensive than their hydraulic wheelchair lift counterparts and are fairly very easy to maintain.

Most electric wheelchair lifts contain an emergency back-up battery device, which makes them ideal for use in instances where there are power outages. Electric wheelchair lifts can also be fitted with automatic door openers or telephone jacks as when they are required by the user.

There are many different types of electric wheelchair lifts available for people with disabilities to choose from. Among their choices include different models of home stair lifts; automobile lifts as well as wheelchair ramps for vans to aid in transport convenience.

Electric home stair wheelchair lifts can be easily installed anywhere inside or outside the house. These types of lifts are designed to take up less space and to function quietly and comfortable enough for disabled persons to use.

Home stair lifts can go up to about 23 feet and can lift weights for up to 350 pounds. There are some custom designed lifts is designed to even handle more weight. The price of these electric home lifts can range between $2,500 and $4,000.

Automobile lifts are designed to be fitted into vehicles in order to accommodate electric wheelchairs when wheelchair-bound individuals need to be transported. They are fairly easy to operate even by just one person.

They are also designed to be assembled and disassembled easily. Most of the automotive wheelchair lifts today can be fitted onto most vans and cars. The going price of automobile wheelchair lifts in the market can range from the low $700’s to as high as $3,000.

There are also electric wheelchair van ramps available that help to lift the wheelchair into a van. These van ramps are beneficial for disabled persons because they are more affordable and easy to use as compared to other gadgets. These wheelchair ramps are usually spring-loaded for easy lifting.

They are easy to maintain as well as the system that they use is not mechanical. Van ramps can be easily folded in half and can be stored vertically, thus minimizing storage space when keeping them in the attic. The prices of these dependable wheelchair van ramps usually range between $500 and $1,100.

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