Your Guide to Stairlifts: What is a Stairlift Swivel Seat?

Your Guide to Stairlifts - What is a Stairlift Swivel Seat?
Stairlift in Living Room

When you arrive at the top of the stairs using a stairlift, you need to be able to leave your seat safely. 

However, if you try to rise from your seat while facing your stairs, it can not only be a difficult experience, but potentially an unsafe one too. This is where a stairlift swivel seat comes in. 

A swivel seat allows you to turn the seat once you reach the landing, positioning you to face away from the staircase when you stand up. 

Not only does this make it easier to get off the stairlift, but also safer, with the chair acting as a barrier to prevent you from falling down the stairs.

How Does it Work?

There are both manual and powered stairlift swivel seat options available. 

Depending on which option you choose, you will have a different method of using the swivel seat:

Manual Swivel Seat

All our stairlifts come with a manual swivel seat as standard, allowing you to safely exit the stairlift seat. 

Each stairlift has a manual mechanism to operate the swivel seat, usually in the form of a handle located at the side of the seat. Using this mechanism, you can swivel the stairlift seat in the right direction before exiting.

Stairlift Swivel Seat

Powered Swivel Seat

In some cases, manual operating a handle on the stairlift may not be possible. That is why we also have a range of stairlifts which are compatible with powered swivel seats. 

With the push of a button, a motor in the stairlift swivel seat will automatically turn the seat to face away from the staircase. This option gives you the peace of mind of being able to safely and easily get off your seat without strenuous movement.

Why Would I Need A Swivel Seat?

Without a swivel seat, you would be forced to rise from your seat while still facing the stairs, making it less safe and increasing the chance of slipping or falling on the staircase. In addition, this risk could be increased for those who may be unsteady on their feet, or have upper body limitations.

A stairlift swivel seat helps you to get off your stairlift with the peace of mind that it will be an easy and safe experience.

Stairlift at top of the stairs

Compatible with Stairlift Swivel Seat

Handicare 1100 Straight Stairlift

Handicare 1100
The Handicare 1100 straight stairlift is ultra slim, compact and can be placed close to the wall, leaving a lot of free space on the staircase for other stair users to safely climb the stairs.

Handicare 1000 Straight Stairlift

Handicare 1000
The 1000 range is one of the most established straight stairlifts and is suitable for users up to 200kg / 31.5st.

Curved Stairlifts Handicare 4000

Handicare 4000 Curved
This versatile curved stairlift system is tailored to your needs and your staircase. All of our curved stairlifts are bespoke and made to measure.

Curved Stairlift Handicare Freecurve

Handicare Freecurve Curved
Our single rail curved stairlift system not only offers a smooth ride it can be teamed with Handicare’s unique Active seat.

High Quality Stairlifts, Paired with Expert Advice

At Modern Mobility, we work with leading manufacturers to provide you with the latest stairlift technology, tailored to meet a variety of needs and requirements. We understand that with so many options and features, you may be asking yourself, “What do I need?”.

Our experts are professionally trained by manufacturers to use their expertise and knowledge to help find the perfect stairlift solution for you. Are you interested in getting your own stairlift? If so you can enquire with us today and we will provide you with a free no obligation quote.

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