Watching a loved one become more limited through disability or the natural process of aging is never easy. There are so many things to consider in trying to make these transitions in life smoother. Especially pertinent to continued mobility is the installation of a wheelchair vertical platform lift or stair lift which allows free access from one floor to another, or from the indoors to out. Which should you choose for your Atlanta metro home, an elevator or wheelchair lift?
When looking at a residential elevator, several specific factors must be considered. These include:
- Weight and mobility of the user
- Amount of space needed for the installation
- Number of stops desired
- Structural requirements, including a vertical shaft
Wheelchair lifts, also known as vertical or inclined platform lifts, also enable the user to move fluidly from one floor to another. These are particularly useful if functional requirements involve:
- More limited space
- Greater weight load
- Diversity of installation options
A careful look at your specific needs as well as the features of your Atlanta home will help you determine whether the elevator or wheelchair lift is the right tool to optimize mobility and foster a safe environment for your loved one’s independent living.
For information about stair lift selection and ordering, contact the experts at Stair Lifts Atlanta/Atlanta Home Mods. We will visit your home, evaluate your situation, and provide pricing and availability information. We assist you in making the best decision for you, your home and your loved ones. We specialize in disability equipment; stair lifts, platform lifts and residential elevators; and assistive technology.