Selecting A Safe Stair Chair Lift For An Elderly Relative

Hello, my name is Robert Young. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about medical procedures used to correct sinus problems. When I moved to a new area, I discovered that I was allergic to the plants in that location. I tried to remedy the situation using local honey, allergy medications and other tactics that just did not work. Once the sinus symptoms started occurring, I went to a specialist to receive care and find a solution. My specialist performed a simple corrective procedure to help improve sinus drainage and reduce the severity of my allergies. On this site, I will help everyone better understand procedures used to correct sinus problems. Thank you for visiting.

Selecting A Safe Stair Chair Lift For An Elderly Relative

10 December 2015
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


If you care for an elderly relative, and they have been displaying signs of difficulty getting up and down stairs in your home, you may wish to consider the installation of a stair chair lift to help them with this task. This piece of equipment will eliminate the frustration and reduce the risk of injury from them trying to maneuver themselves up and down the steps. When making a stair chair lift selection, consider the following tips to ensure you are purchasing the safest model for your relative's specific needs. 

Allow For Movement

Most stair chair lifts will have the chair portion facing the wall as they move up and down the staircase. A stationary seat is tough for someone to get in and out of if they lose their footing easily. They may need someone to help them if this is a problem. Instead, look for a stair chair lift that has a swiveling seat. When they get to the top step, they will be able to move the chair outward so they can walk away from the staircase without worry about teetering as they try getting out of the chair and away from the top step.

Adjust Settings Easily

A stair chair lift without adjustable settings can be awkward for someone who doesn't fit into the seat comfortably. This can cause them to shift their weight or crumple their legs and arms together to fit inside the seat so they do not fall out on the way up or down the staircase. A stair chair lift with a push button adjusting switch can be extremely helpful. This will allow the changing of the seat settings to accommodate the person if they wish to be more upright or reclining. When they wear bulkier clothing they may need additional room in the seating area. Reclining it slightly can help them remain comfortable while wearing extra layers.

Check For Safety Features

Most stair chair lifts will come with a safety belt feature so the person using it will be strapped into place, minimizing the chance they will tumble out and roll down the steps. Make sure the belt is of an adequate length and that the clasp is easy for your relative to open and close on their own. Consider placing a buzzer or small bell on the armrest of the chair so they can alert someone if they are in need of help. Some chairs will come equipped with a call button for this reason. 

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Learning About Corrective Procedures for Sinus Problems

Hello, my name is Robert Young. Welcome. I am here to talk to you about medical procedures used to correct sinus problems. When I moved to a new area, I discovered that I was allergic to the plants in that location. I tried to remedy the situation using local honey, allergy medications and other tactics that just did not work. Once the sinus symptoms started occurring, I went to a specialist to receive care and find a solution. My specialist performed a simple corrective procedure to help improve sinus drainage and reduce the severity of my allergies. On this site, I will help everyone better understand procedures used to correct sinus problems. Thank you for visiting.

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