Stairlifts are wonderful mobility devices. Couples purchase split-level and 2-story homes when they are 30 and never move. At 65, climbing those stairs can be a real challenge!  That is where a stairlift can be a life saver. Stairlifts are electric chair lifts that run along a secured rail system. They carry an individual safely from one level to another in a house, apartment, or office building.

Affordable Medical Equipment has a couple of stair lifts that we recommend. The first is a stair lift from Handicare. The Handicare 1100 is the safest, most reliable and quietest stair lift on the market today. It easily accommodates 300 pounds, can be remotely moved from the top of stairs to the bottom or vice versa. The one thing that really sets the Handicare 1100 in a class by itself though is its Friction Drive System. With no gear rack, Merits achieved a quieter, smoother, more robust stairlift that is much easier to maintain. This eliminates the traditional and antiquated tooth rack model. Multi-drive operation means you never have to worry about getting stuck on the stairs due to a failure. Optional accessories include a rotating seat, a powered hinge that lifts the lower portion of track out of the way, and a powered footrest. The Handicare stair lift is also available for curved stairs and outdoor stairs.

Merits is a fine manufacturer of several mobility products, including the Pilot Stair Lift. The Pilot uses a traditional rack and pinon steering system and supports up to 350 pounds. It has 5 built in safety sensors and uses quick start/stop technology. The Pilot Stair Lift makes for a quick and easy installation. Armrest width and seat height are fully adjustable to meet the user’s requirements. The Pilot folding rail option keeps the walkways clear when not in use.  One of the bestselling features of the Pilot is that it can be installed indoors and out. Affordable Medical Equipment has proudly represented the Merits Pilot line for several years.

Whatever your stairlift needs, Affordable Medical Equipment is here to help. We take the time to listen to your needs and goals, develop a plan that is in your budget and timeline, and execute. It is what we have been doing for 15 years. So, whether your stairs run straight, curve, turn or go outside, Affordable Medical Equipment can help.