Electric wheelchair lifts are the most common in residential and commercial buildings. Typical features for an electric wheelchair lift include seat elevation, leg elevation, and reclining chair. Compared to a hydraulic wheelchair lift, an electric is lower in price but is more complicated to install. To make sure the wheelchair lift is working properly, a professional should install it.
Hydraulic Wheelchair Lifts
A hydraulic wheelchair lift looks more like a commercial wheelchair lift because of its size. This wheelchair design works without electricity, however, but uses hydraulic fluid, which needs to be replaced occasionally. A hydraulic wheelchair lift is best to be installed in larger houses which would have space for it.
Consult a Therapist Before Deciding
Before deciding on a wheelchair lift, consulting a professional therapist about the need for one is recommended. In addition, a therapist would be able to give you directions for operating the wheelchair lift and also procedures for mobility with a wheelchair lift.
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