You want to live in your own home as long as possible but when stairs become an issue, residential stairlifts provide the independence to access all levels of your home while reducing the risk of falling.
Straight stairlifts are the simplest form of residential stairlift and the easiest to install. They are also the least expensive solution. Straight stairlifts are best suited for staircases that have no turns, bends or landings. Each track is cut to length based on the number of steps and they can be easily installed on either side of the stairs.
Many straight stairlifts feature the ability to swivel your seat once you reach the top of the stairs. This means you exit your stairlift walking away from the stairs, decreasing the risk of falling. If you have doorways at the top or bottom of the stairs, there are options available that allow you to lift up the end of the track so the door can be closed easily.
There is almost no minimum stair width for a stairlift, some straight stairlifts have a fold up footrest, seat and armrests. This keeps the compact stairlift nicely tucked away allowing more space on the stairs for other users. If space constraints mean you can’t keep your stairlift parked on the stairs, even with seat, foot and armrest folded, adding a short curved track addition to the end of the straight stairlift allows you to bend the track in any direction needed to park the stairlift off the stairs and out of the way.
At Ability Members Group, the stairlift technicians in each of our stores have the experience to help you plan the perfect straight stairlift system to fit your unique needs and to solve specific challenges. Please contact us and we’ll connect you to your nearest store who will help you figure out which option is best for you and your home.