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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.


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