Outdoor Chair Lift

Outdoor Chair Lift

If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair or experiences difficulty with steps, there are now a variety of mobility solutions to choose from, including ramps, vertical platform lifts, incline platform lifts and even outdoor stair lifts. These products significantly increase outdoor independence; Yet, many people are unaware of the outdoor accessibility options available. Gordon Raney, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and the owner/operator of 101 Mobility franchises in Tulsa and Dallas, has a few guidelines to help you pick the best product to meet your mobility needs: Wheelchair Ramps Best for? Ramping is the most common way to address accessibility issues within the home. They are perfect for individuals using wheelchairs, scooters, or who simply struggle with stairs.  Folding ramps provide a solid threshold over smaller steps or curbs. More substantial modular ramps are suggested for higher landings. How much ramp will I need? For every inch of vertical rise, a foot of ramp is necessary. The slope of your property will also dictate the amount of ramping needed. If your property is sloped downhill, more ramping will be needed to create a steady incline and vice versa. How will I maintain it? Aluminum EZ Access Ramps require basically no maintenance; no rust, rot or decay. Aluminum modular ramps can be disassembled, moved, and easily rebuilt should families move or decide to re-sell. Incline Platform Lifts (aka Wheelchair Lifts) Best for? An incline lift may be a viable option for those who have difficulty making transfers to and from their chair or scooter. How do I use the incline platform lift? The lift includes a large platform onto which the individual can drive their wheelchair or scooter. The platform then follows the incline of the stairs by a rail installed into the staircase, not the wall. Do I have the space for it? Incline platform lifts generally work well with larger staircases as enough space for the platform to stop at top and bottom landings is required. Keep in mind that average platform size is 28” x 36” and they fold up when not in use. Vertical Platform Lifts (aka Porch Lifts) Best for? The platforms are large enough for a wheelchair or scooter; similar to the incline lift, vertical platform lifts are great options for people who are unable to independently make transfers from their chair. How is this different from an incline lift? Vertical Platform Lifts are essentially mini platforms that lift in a vertical fashion as opposed to an incline platform lift which follows the route of the stairs. Vertical platforms lifts are generally used for porches. When should I choose a vertical platform lift over a wheelchair ramp? Porch lifts take up considerably less space than wheelchair ramps and certain models enable the user to travel up to two stories high. At approximately 30” of vertical rise, a wheelchair ramp would need to be 30 feet long and likely contain 2 landing platforms.  At this point, it becomes more cost effective to opt for a porch lift instead of a modular wheelchair ramp. Outdoor Stair Lifts Best for? Outdoor stair lifts are ideal for someone who is able to walk but experiences difficulty with stairs. How does an outdoor stair lift work? Similar to indoor stair lifts, they safely transport a person from ground to porch by following the route of the stair case. How do I keep it protected from the elements? Outdoor stair lift models have marine-grade vinyl seats and other standard features to withstand weather conditions. Ordering a cover to keep the lift free of any dirt or debris is recommended, especially if you live in an area where it frequently snows and rains. Still have questions? No problem, find your nearest 101 Mobility location by clicking here. Learn more from Gordon Raney about accessibility enhancing modifications in an upcoming post. Stay tuned!
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Outdoor Chair Lift

Overview of the Summit Outdoor Stair Lift Get out and about whenever your heart desires, literally! Harmar's Outdoor Stair Lift Model you can utilize the stairs outside your home with confidence and ease all year long. This unit is built to withstand the elements offering a header cover, chassis cover and a large weatherproof cover that protects both the seat and chassis. With a cable-operated system that uses a steel aircraft cable rated at 4,200 pounds breaking strength, you are guaranteed a smooth and safe ride up and down your straight staircase. We understand that your comfort is very important and a necessary need, that is why we have selected the only cable driven stair lift provided in the market today. All other stair lifts run on a gear rack. The downside to this is that as the gears travel over the rack, gripping to each section, the stair lift jolts and leaves you with a bumpy ride. When your have back pains, leg pains or any pains for that matter; any jolts and/or bumps can cause even greater pain. Our cable unit provides a safe and smooth ride with exceptional comfort. Another feature that separates this unit from its competitors is the 90 degree swivel seat that swivels at not only the top, but the bottom as well! This feature allows for a safe entry and exit of your stair lift. It also has safety sensors on each side of the footplate which stops the lift if there are any obstructions on the track or staircase. Don't forget the call/send stations at both the top and bottom of the unit making it easy and convenient to bring the stair lift to you, no matter where you need it. Harmar stair lift units are the only stair lift line in the industry that are universal to be mounted on either the right side or left side of your staircase requiring no additional parts to be transferred to either side. *For installation you will need an outlet within 10ft of the lift * Certain states and counties may require additional permitting/upcharges fees- States that we know of: AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OR, WA
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Outdoor Chair Lift

Get out and about whenever your heart desires, literally! Harmar's Outdoor Stair Lift Model you can utilize the stairs outside your home with confidence and ease all year long. This unit is built to withstand the elements offering a header cover, chassis cover and a large weatherproof cover that protects both the seat and chassis. With a cable-operated system that uses a steel aircraft cable rated at 4,200 pounds breaking strength, you are guaranteed a smooth and safe ride up and down your straight staircase. We understand that your comfort is very important and a necessary need, that is why we have selected the only cable driven stair lift provided in the market today. All other stair lifts run on a gear rack. The downside to this is that as the gears travel over the rack, gripping to each section, the stair lift jolts and leaves you with a bumpy ride. When your have back pains, leg pains or any pains for that matter; any jolts and/or bumps can cause even greater pain. Our cable unit provides a safe and smooth ride with exceptional comfort. Another feature that separates this unit from its competitors is the 90 degree swivel seat that swivels at not only the top, but the bottom as well! This feature allows for a safe entry and exit of your stair lift. It also has safety sensors on each side of the footplate which stops the lift if there are any obstructions on the track or staircase. Don't forget the call/send stations at both the top and bottom of the unit making it easy and convenient to bring the stair lift to you, no matter where you need it. Harmar stair lift units are the only stair lift line in the industry that are universal to be mounted on either the right side or left side of your staircase requiring no additional parts to be transferred to either side. *For installation you will need an outlet within 10ft of the lift * Certain states and counties may require additional permitting/upcharges fees- States that we know of: AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OR, WA
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Outdoor Chair Lift

Post A Comment Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Comments donna February 20, 2017 Looking for something that will get my mother into our home. She has a wheel chair or walker. I have a back deck thinking of having her access from there either a elevator like device or moving seat. Want something safe, durable, and reasonably priced and need it asap. Thank you Reply Report comment Jessica Solimando February 21, 2017 Sure thing, Donna! We could absolutely help you out with that. Please call us at 888.258.0652 or send an email request to info@101mobility.com and we will put you in touch with the nearest Product Specialist! Reply Report comment jon October 14, 2016 I need a lift , that goes up 42 inches to my Fathers mobile home. A simmple platform that goes up and down. Can you Help me . THANKS JONATHAN Reply Report comment Jessica Solimando November 22, 2016 Hi Jon, we sure can! Please call us at 877.350.2755 or reply with your father’s zip code and we would be happy to have somebody get him a quote for a platform lift! Reply Report comment Linda Haskins March 5, 2016 Looking for an outdoor stair lift Reply Report comment Jessica Solimando February 21, 2017 sure thing, Lisa! Please call us at 888.258.0652 or email info@101mobility.com and we will get you in touch with the nearest Mobility Specialist to assist you! Reply Report comment Jessica Solimando March 7, 2016 Sure thing Linda! Please call 888.258.0652 and we would be happy to get you in touch with the nearest location! Reply Report comment Kiara Woodsland February 24, 2016 Because of my grandmas old age, she’s had a hard time walking so she’s now had to sit in a wheelchair. Ever since that happened she doesn’t get to go outside as much. I’d hate for the wheelchair to restrain her from going outside her own house. I think it might be a good idea to get her a chair lift. That incline platform lift you shared I really like. Do you know what the maximum height is that they can reach? Reply Report comment Brian Havens February 25, 2016 Hello Kiara, Incline platform lifts are able to travel anywhere from 8 inches to 40 feet. If you’d like to have someone from 101 Mobility come out and take a look at the property free-of-charge, give us a call at 1-800-809-1905. Thanks for reading! Reply Report comment Maddie Miller May 29, 2014 I am so glad that I have had a wheelchair stair lift fitted in the home, the amount of falls i have had in the home from slipping on the stairs and trying to pull my wheelchair up the stairs with me has been such a horrible struggle these past few months. Reply Report comment Lauren Davenport May 29, 2014 That’s great, Maddie! We’re glad to hear that you have mobility equipment that makes things easier.

Outdoor Chair Lift

Outdoor Chair Lift
Outdoor Chair Lift
Outdoor Chair Lift

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