Handicap lifts - What are they?
There are many mobility products designed to make life easier for people
with physical disabilities and on many different levels. While seniors
and the elderly population may benefit from lift chairs or scooters someone
unable to walk will have a different set of mobility needs unique to his
or her situation. However, in both cases, equipment such as handicap lifts
with its wide range of uses and offerings can make life a lot easier.
What is a handicap lift?
While there may not be just one product that describes this term, here
are some examples of lifting equipment:
- Home lifts: you can have Stair Lifts - in and outside the home that
uses a chair which transports the user up or down a staircase. Lift
chairs - recliners, lazy boys, chaise lounge chairs, many names for
this chair: it's designed to lift you to the standing position. Vertical
lifts - transports wheelchair users upwards and downwards, similar to
an elevator in its vertical transport. These platform units can go no
higher than 12 feet; beyond this height a home elevator is required.
Incline lifts - useful in buildings and sometimes in homes. Handicap
lifting device transports the wheelchair and user up and down staircases.
- For automobiles wheelchair and mobility scooter lifts are designed
to carry these pieces of equipment either outside the cargo door fully
assembled or folded within the interior of the SUV, van and such. There
are also wheelchair lift vans.
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About the Author:
Nicole Martins is a contributing author and publisher to http://www.wheelchair-ramps-and-mobility-aids.com
a comprehensive guide to the mobility products available online, helping you
to overcome disabilities and live a more active life.