Being able to be independent is very important for many teenagers. If your teen is wheelchair bound, that does not mean that he or she cannot still be independent. Installing a stair lift in your home can be a great way to allow your child to have their independence, in a safe, controlled way. The guide below walks you through a few things you may not know about a stair lift.
The Lift Will Be Easy to Operate
The stair lift is designed to be very easy to operate. Your child will literally be able to get his or herself into the seat on their own and push a button to make the chair go up or down the stairs. When your child reaches the top or bottom of the stairs, they will then be able to get out of the lift on their own as well because it is secure to the track and will not wobble or move as they transfer their weight into their wheelchair.
The Lift Is Designed with Safety in Mind
The stair chair lifts are designed to keep your child as safe as he or she can be at all times. The chair attached to the lift has a seatbelt to keep your child from accidentally falling off of the lift as it ascends or descends the stairs. The lift has a small battery built into it that holds power so that if the power goes out for some reason or another, your child will still be able to use the lift without any problems. The chair of the lift also has a sensor built onto it that stops the movement instantly if something is obstructing the route of the lift. This ensures that toys, shoes, and even pets are not harmed as the lift goes up or down the stairs.
Installation Is Quick and Easy
The stair lift company will send technicians to your home to handle the installation of the track for you. The entire installation process can be completed within a few hours so that you can surprise your teen with the lift when they come home from school, if you want to. The technician will walk you how to operate the lift and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise with the lift.
Stair lifts are worth the investment if they allow your child to be able to feel like they are able to live an independent lifestyle. It is important to thoroughly explain how to operate the lift to your child before allowing him or her to operate it.