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All About Stair Lifts

Stair Lifts Can Prevent Falls & Help You Age In Your Home!

If you have difficulty getting up and down stairs you are not alone. Every year thousands of people look for a solution to the problems posed by the difficulty they have using the staircase in their home.

Whether your staircase is straight or curved, indoors or out, Hoveround has a solution for you! Read on to learn more about our range of styles and options, and valuable information to help you decide which stairlift model is best suited for you! Questions? Please call one of our expert advisors today at 888-245-9095.

Stairlifts Designed for You

Our range of stairlifts is specially selected to help you enjoy your independence with complete peace of mind. We hope this page will help you learn how a Hoveround stairlift could enhance your freedom and independence in your home.

4 Simple Steps to Buying a Stairlift

1 Stairlifts Explained
Sit back, relax and read through your Hoveround brochure showing you our stairlifts, how easy a stairlift is to operate, and read answers to some of the most common questions and concerns about stairlifts.

If you want to know more about how the stairlift works or talk through your specific requirements, our dedicated team is available to answer any questions. No question is too big or too small. Just call us at 888-245-9095.

2 Your Free No Obligation Consultation
Hoveround provides safe, comfortable and stylish stairlifts to fit your home and your life. If you are ready to see if a stairlift works in your home, the next step is to arrange a free no obligation consultation. We will arrange for one of our Stairlift Specialists to visit your home at a time convenient for you. We’ll measure your staircase, discuss your requirements, explain our product options, and give recommendations on which stairlift options are most suitable for you.

If you would like to book your free no obligation consultation with a surveyor now, Please call us at 888-245-9095.

3 Installation of Your Stairlift
When you are ready to place your order we’ll arrange a convenient time with you for your stairlift to be installed. Your stairlift arrives from the factory ready made to fit your staircase. You’ll receive a full demonstration on how to use your lift safely so you feel safe, confident and comfortable using your new Hoveround stairlift.

Congratulations! In just three simple steps you can start to enjoy your entire home again!

4 After Sales Care
Hoveround’s proven commitment to after sales care is second to none, and if you ever have questions or problems our team are waiting to assist in any way we possibly can.

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Don’t let a life with limited mobility limit the life you live! Hoveround’s mission is to keep you independent and in your own home.

Choosing a Stairlift to Suit Your Staircase

Stairlift tracks fall into two basic categories: straight and curved; it can be a little confusing to know which type you need for your staircase.

Straight Stairlifts

Straight stairlift tracks can only travel in straight lines; they cannot turn a corner or go around a bend. For example from the hall to the landing as shown in diagram A. Hoveround offers a range of straight stairlifts to suit your needs. See some of our straight stairlifts further down this page.

Curved Stairlifts

Curved stairlifts have tracks that are specifically designed to suit staircases that turn corners or are spiral; the staircases shown in diagrams B, C and D are examples of staircases that
curved stairlifts can be used on, but there are many more. All our curved tracks are custom made following a survey of each individual staircase.

The H2000 Curved is a versatile system with some of the tightest track bends available; it can accommodate a wide range of staircase configurations and will hug the edge of your staircase. The twin rail system provides a safe and smooth ride and while available in two standard colors (light grey and gun metal), it can actually be supplied in any color to match your décor. Hoveround also has a single rail curved track system in the Freecurve for even greater aesthetics in your home.

Straight Stairlifts Configuration - Straight stairlifts cannot travel around bends or corners.

An example of curved staircasesAn example of curved staircases

Curved Stairlift Configurations - Hoveround’s curved stairlifts can travel around corners, across intermediate landings and even up spiral staircases! They are custom designed for your staircase so you know the track will fit snugly.

Straight Stairlifts

H950 Compact

If you don’t need powered options, and you have a straight staircase, the H950 Compact offers you a safe and cost effective way to overcome the challenge of climbing your stairs.

H950+ Straight

For those requiring powered options, the H950+ is a stylish solution to overcome the challenges of climbing your stairs.

Hoveround's H950 Compact stairlift at the bottom of the stairsHoveround's H950 Compact stairlift at the bottom of the stairs
  • Ergonomically designed toggle switch for ease of use
  • Manual swivel seat as standard, allowing you to get off the stairlift comfortably and safely
  • Safety sensors so the stairlift automatically cuts out if it comes into contact with an obstruction
  • DC power, enabling the stairlift to continue to run for a limited number of trips in the event of a power cut
  • Includes two handheld remote controls ideal for multiple users
  • Upholstery available in Sand color only

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The H950 straight stairlift is waiting at the bottom of the stairsThe H950 straight stairlift is waiting at the bottom of the stairs
An H950 straight stair lift
  • Manual swivel seat as standard, with option to upgrade to powered*
  • Powered footrest available*
  • Unique ergonomically designed toggle switch for ease of use
  • Safety sensors so the stairlift automatically cuts out if it comes into contact with an obstruction
  • DC power enabling the stairlift to continue to run for a limited number of trips in the event of a power loss
  • Includes two handheld remote controls, ideal for multi-users
  • Upholstery available in 6 colors

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H1000 Straight

For those looking for minimal track intrusion into the staircase with even more optional features, the H1000 Straight might be for you.

H1100 Straight

The all new H1100 revolutionizes traditional stairlifts by being more compact and energy efficient. The multi-friction drive technology provides a  quieter, more comfortable ride.

A typical installation of an H1000 stair liftA typical installation of an H1000 stair lift
  • Heavy Duty motor for up to 440 lbs.*
  • Manual swivel seat as standard, with option to upgrade to powered*
  • Upholstery available in 6 colors
  • Powered seat to footrest folding link available*
  • Unique ergonomically designed toggle switch for ease of use
  • Safety sensors; the stairlift automatically stops if it comes into contact with an obstruction
  • Battery powered, enabling the stairlift to run during a power outage

*Optional feature

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The all-new H1100 stair lift at rest at the bottom of the staircaseThe all-new H1100 stair lift at rest at the bottom of the staircase
  • Next-generation technology with an ultra-streamlined design takes up less space on your stairs.
  • Friction Drive System uses no greasy gear rack
  • Manual swivel seat is standard, with power swivel optional
  • Safety sensors so the stairlift automatically cuts out if it comes into contact with an obstruction
  • Battery powered, enabling the stairlift to continue to run during a power outage
  • Vanilla Beige upholstery compliments any interior

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Curved Stairlifts

H2000 Curved

If your staircase turns corners you will need a curved stairlift. The H2000 curved track system is tailored to your individual staircase ensuring the best possible fit.

Freecurve

This attractive system has a single, tubular rail which allows the stairlift to fit on the narrowest of stairs and navigate the tightest bends. The Freecurve is also uniquely customizable.

The custom curves of the H2000 stair lift can handle any curved staircaseThe custom curves of the H2000 stair lift can handle any curved staircase
  • Track designed to allow your stairlift to be parked safely and unobtrusively
  • Powered hinge track available to avoid blocking doorways*
  • Manual swivel seat as standard, power option available*
  • Powered seat to footrest folding link available*
  • Includes two handheld remote controls, ideal for multiple users
  • Upholstery available in 6 colors

*optional feature

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  • LED illuminated footplate improves visibility in the dark, preventing you or other stair users from stumbling over an unfolded footrest
  • Variety of seat options and track colors, including the ability to custom color match your track to your interior
  • Single tubular rail is only 3 inches in diameter
  • Smooth and comfortable ride
    manual swivel seat as standard, with powered options*

*Optional feature

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Stairlifts are a vital part of fall prevention and help you remain in your home as you age!


Stairlifts at a Glance

Schedule a free home survey today to learn about all the benefits a stair lift provides!

Outdoor Packages

Our outdoor straight and curved stairlifts are resilient to most weather conditions. If you need to climb stairs to access your front door or your garden, our specially designed stairlifts can give you the freedom to enjoy the outdoors independently again!

  • Outdoor packages available for the H1000 Straight and H2000 Curved stairlifts
  • Painted plastic parts for improved UV protection
  • Plated fasteners for improved corrosion resisitance
  • Water resistant cover for protection of seat and powerpack (IP44 rated)

Heavy Duty Packages

Hoveround has various units capable of supporting larger users. The H1000 Straight stairlift can be upgraded to support up to 440 lbs, and the Pinnacle HD is designed to accommodate users up to 600 lbs.

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Swivelling Your Stairlift Seat

When you arrive at the top of the stairs you will need to swivel your seat around so that you exit on to the landing safely.

Manual Swivel
If you have a manual swivel you will find a handle at either side of the seat. By pressing the handle down, or pulling it up*, you can swivel the seat around to face the landing, where it will lock in place, allowing you to dismount safely.

Powered Swivel*
If you choose the powered swivel option the swivel is operated by continuing to hold the toggle when you arrive at the top of the staircase. The seat will move automatically while the toggle is activated. Our powered swivels have a manual override for emergency release to improve stairway access if required.

*The powered swivel and powered footplate are additional features and do not come as standard.

Folding Your Footplate

The footplate and seat can be folded up to increase available space leaving the staircase as clear as possible for other users.

Manual Footplate
Lifted and lowered by hand, manual footplates are fitted with an easy fold mechanism that minimises the strength required to fold the footplate up or down.

Powered Footplate*
If you choose the powered footplate option it will remove the need for you to bend down to fold or unfold the footplate. You can choose to have a footplate that folds automatically when the seat is folded and unfolded, or that is operated separately to the seat by a switch in the seat arm so you can raise and lower the footplate while seated.

*The powered swivel and powered footplate are additional features and do not come as standard.

Perched Seat

If you have restricted movement in the knee or hip joints you may find sitting painful. In these situations a perch seat may be the solution. A perch seat means the user is almost in the standing position when using the lift.

  • Perch seat available for the H950+, H1000 straight and H2000 Curved stairlifts
  • Shortened seat and retractable seatbelt provide stable support
  • Provides more clearance on tighter staircases
  • Upholstery available in 6 colors

Remote Controls

All of our stairlifts come with two remote controls as standard, so you have one upstairs and one downstairs. This means you can send your stairlift up and down the track without having to sit on it. This not only allows you to park at the top or bottom of the stairs, it is ideal for multi-user situations as your stairlift can be called between levels, just like an elevator.

Types of Tracks

Do You Need a Hinged Track?
Some houses will have a doorway close to the bottom of the stairs and the track may intrude across this. In these circumstances a hinged track should be fitted. This means that the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access.

Manual Hinge
The H950 Compact, H950+ and H1000 Straight are available with a manual hinged track. This means you will need to raise and
lower the track manually. The gas strut assisted hinge is designed to make manual operation as easy as possible.

Powered Hinge
The H1000 Straight and the H2000 Curved are both available with an automatic hinged track. When operating the stairlift from the
toggle, the hinge will lift/lower automatically. When the stairlift is not in use the hinge is folded by holding a button on the remote control which means you do not need to move the track yourself. When the button is pressed your stairlift moves up the track and parks, the hinge section then moves automatically leaving the doorway clear.

Important: Hinged tracks should always be raised when users go to bed, particularly if they are enabling access to the front.

The Remarkable Slide Track

The slide track is a ground breaking solution available for use with the H950, H950+, and H1100 straight stairlifts. This unique solution removes the need for a hinge, instead the track moves up the staircase at the same time as the seat is moving, leaving the doorway at the base of your stairs free from obstruction.

PLEASE NOTE: Hinged and slide tracks are additional features and do not come standard.

Slide track in closed position

Slide track in open position


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