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What to look for in a lift chair

If you or someone you love is bound to a wheelchair, it can be disappointing not to participate in all of the same activities or visit all of the same places. Public areas are wheelchair accessible for a reason, so maybe it's time to get a lift wheelchair transfer to car so you can get into and out of cars easily and enjoy what the world has to offer!

Before you head out to find the wheelchair lift for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do I want to get out of this lift chair?
  • Will I be using it every day?
  • Will it be going from car to car or remaining with one vehicle?
  • How much am I willing to spend?
  • Will I be setting this up myself, or do I have someone to help me?
  • Will I be using the lift to get up and down stairs?

When a ramp is not available or not possible in a particular situation (like to get into a vehicle), a wheelchair lift is the next best option. Many come in portable versions and can be set up according to the user's needs. Lift chairs are especially handy because they can be moved from location to location to accommodate different obstacles and barriers.

You can find the wheelchair lift for you at wheelchair showrooms. It is probably best to consult the company who manufactured your wheelchair to start with. That company might also make lifts or can direct you to someone who does. Their recommendation should be a key starting point. It is also wise to consult your hospital or doctor's office, as they might have information or suggestions, as well, that can help you find a wheelchair lift.

If you are going on a trip, you might want to do some research ahead of time about renting a lift for chair. A portable wheelchair lift rental can ease the burden of buying your own lift. Availability will vary depending on your destination, but it doesn't hurt to call tourist bureaus or government offices where you are headed to find out what that area offers.

Portable wheelchair stair lift rentals are often helpful for large meetings and conferences, as well. If you are expecting guests with special needs, make sure they don't have the extra trouble of bringing their own lift by renting one for the event. Some hotels and conference centers may even offer rentals at a daily rate.

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