Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment
Vertical, or through floor lifts, enable an individual to move from one floor to another within their home. Although versions are available that carry a seated or standing passenger, most are designed for wheelchair users. They enable wheelchair users to travel between floors in their wheelchair, avoiding the need to transfer from the wheelchair and onto, for example, a stairlift.
However, vertical lifts need more space than a stairlift and it is sometimes necessary to make structural alterations to the property. Vertical lifts without a shaft are commonly used in home environments as they require less structural alterations than lifts with a shaft.