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.
A perch seat option is available on the Companion 4000 Curved Stairlift. If your stairs cross a landing or they curve around a bend, 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 their stairs.
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.
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.
A perch stairlift is generally powered by a little motor, which is normally located at the base of the stairlift. This motor is what 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.
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.