Wheelchair Lifts

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.

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.

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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