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Perch and Stand-on Stair Lifts

If you have restricted movement in the knee or hip joints, you may find sitting painful or uncomfortable. In these situations, a perch stairlift seat may be the ideal solution. The perch seat sits just underneath the user’s buttocks, allowing the user to comfortably be seated in a near-standing position when using the stairlift. Perch stairlifts can also be a useful solution for extremely narrow stairways.
Straight stairlift in the home

Standard Perch Stairlift Features

  • Shortened seat and retractable seat belt provide stable support
  • Upholstery is available in a choice of 6 colours
  • Provides more clearance on tighter staircases
  • Perch seats are available for the 1000 straight and 4000 Curved stairlifts

Straight Perch Stairlifts

A perch seat option is available for the Companion 1000 straight stairlift. If you have straight stairs which do not go around a bend or have to cross a landing, then a straight stairlift will be most suitable for your home. Perch seats on straight stairlifts are handy for narrow staircases and if you find sitting or rising from a seated position uncomfortable or painful.

Curved Perch Stairlifts

A perch seat option is available on the Companion 4000 Curved Stairlift. If your home has curved staircases or stairs that cross a landing, then a curved perch stairlift will be most suitable for your home. Perch stair lifts have a higher and shorter seat allowing the user to ‘perch’ in an almost standing position as they ascend the stairs.

Why choose a perch or standing stair lift?

Our stand-up stair lifts allow users to safely move up and down the stairs in a perched position. This is the ideal solution for anyone who finds it difficult to bend or has inflexibility in their knees and hips.

At Companion, our standing stairlifts in the UK boast a slim design, making them perfect for even the narrowest staircases.

Frequently asked questions about Perch and standing stairlifts

What is the difference between a perch and a seated stairlift?

The most obvious difference between perch stairlifts and seated models is that instead of requiring the user to be completely seated, a perch model allows the user to be in a perched position, which offers them more support than a full standing position. With a shortened seat at waist height, it means individuals suffering from flexibility issues or restricted movement get the support they need without them having to be seated.

Can a perch stairlift be used on narrow staircases?

Perch stairlifts are great for narrow staircases as they take up less space in most cases, allowing users plenty of room to stand as they travel up their staircase.

How are perch stairlifts powered?

A perch stairlift is generally powered by a little motor, which is normally located at the base of the stairlift. This motor drives the stairlift up and down its track which runs along the stairs. There are some stairlifts which are powered by a battery or are connected to your mains electricity supply via a regular wall outlet.

How much space is required for perch and stand on stair lifts?

You only need a small space for standing stair lifts thanks to their compact design, which is why they are ideal for narrow staircases. When it comes to measuring the clearing distance for perch stair lifts, the minimum amount of space required is about 18 to 20 inches.

What are the benefits of a perch stairlift?

  • They are designed for people who lack flexibility
  • You can go on a stairlift in a standing position
  • Stand-on stair lift models give extra support for hip and knee joints
  • Compact and space-saving designs
  • The perched seat is perfect for people who struggle to bend down

Enquire about our perch and stand-on stair lifts today

Whatever your mobility needs, we have stairlifts that are perfect for you and your home. If you would like to discuss the different options we have for a perch stairlift, you can contact our customer service team on 0800 117 0162, who can help advise you on the options or visit our contact us page.