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How to choose a wheeled stairlift

Trust Mobility Care to get all the information on how to choose the best wheeled stairlift. With its decades of experience in the sale of stairlifts and with the help of technicians and qualified personnel for instruction in the use of the aid, you will no longer have accessibility problems inside and outside the home.

Our stairlifts are medical devices that can help you walk the stairs effortlessly, with the help of an assistant, simply by sitting in the comfortable ergonomic chair or hooking onto the aid directly from your wheelchair that you use for daily commuting. It is considered the brother of the tracked stairlift, but the different and compact handling system allows it to be used even on particularly narrow or spiral staircases.


Understanding how a wheeled stairlift works is essential for an optimal choice of product. In the case of the device with a chair, you can sit on the seat and then be placed in a safe condition using the appropriate belt so that you can subsequently proceed with the use of the device.

If you opt to choose a wheeled stairlift with a wheelchair attachment system, it is necessary to proceed in a very similar way to that of the tracked stairlift with the difference that this aid for the elderly and disabled does not require the insertion of a machine body under the sitting. Two side ramps will allow you to go up the stairs with your wheelchair which will be hooked and stabilized through the use of a telescopic arm, configurable in height and width to best fit your backrest, mounted at the helm of the electric stairclimber. Also in this case you will be placed in a safe condition by fastening the appropriate belts and then being approached quite easily close to the ladder to be overcome. In order to proceed with the ascent or descent of the stairs, the assistant must always keep the wheeled stairlift in balance and at the same time act on one of the buttons on the ergonomic handlebar of the aid. The speed is adjustable and, once you have become familiar with the use of the stair climber, you can switch from single-step mode to continuous motion mode to speed up your movements.

In order to function, the wheeled stairlift is equipped with a punch which, with a helical movement, lifts the stairlift from one step to the other in a cyclical manner. Naturally a sensor interrupts the cycle if it does not detect a suitable position of the system.

When choosing a wheeled stairlift you must consider that the use of this device is not complicated, but compared to other products for overcoming architectural barriers, it requires a few more minutes of learning to be able to become familiar with the operation of the product.

After a few test cycles, the operation is done automatically without too many thoughts.

The electric tracked stair climber is however a safe and fairly practical system, but it can only be used by robust people, with good reflexes and who have completed training.


The Mobility Care wheeled stairlift is suitable for overcoming any type of staircase, even spiral ones, supporting most wheelchairs on the market. For its use you will need to check that the steps do not exceed 25 cm in height. This device is suitable both where the tracked stairlift cannot work, and in those situations where the elderly intend to use it on several stairs with different maneuver settings.

The wheeled stairlift can carry almost all types of wheelchairs, including those with ultralight or small wheels. In some particular models such as those toggles, the possibility of coupling the aid must be verified directly by our specialized staff.

Dopo qualche ciclo di prova l’operazione si fa in automatico senza troppi pensieri.

Il saliscale elettrico a cingoli è tuttavia un sistema sicuro e discretamente pratico, però è utilizzabile solo da persone robuste, con buona prontezza di riflessi e che hanno effettuato la formazione.


Among the most interesting features of the wheeled stairlift are the high autonomy and ease of transport, very important factors to take into consideration because they allow you to easily access the premises wherever you are. The supplied battery will allow you to climb at least 4 – 5 floors of the condominium several times. In any case, when you decide to choose your best wheeled stairlift, you must take into consideration that our products are equipped with a fully equipped control panel capable of signaling the battery reserve status with a gradual indicator light. In this case it is advisable to proceed with the recharge as soon as possible, even if the security system will still guarantee you autonomy to overcome 4 – 5 floors. Thanks to the electronic display, staying dry is almost impossible.

Another important feature to take into consideration when choosing your best wheeled stairlift is the ease of disassembly and transport. Mobility Care wheeled stairlifts can be divided into two pieces to take up little space and thus be stored inside a hallway or placed in the trunk of the car for use outside the home. This model is even more compact than the tracked model and moving it is even easier.


The attention to our customers is realized with a series of initiatives aimed at making the purchase less expensive: contact us to find out about the prices and tax breaks for wheeled stairlifts.

Mobility Care also offers attractive rental solutions. In our showrooms we always have a device ready for delivery, but if not, the wheeled stairlift is available in about a week. Prices generally range from € 2,000.00 + VAT for classic systems used to € 3,500.00 + VAT for more sophisticated systems. In general, second-hand items are practically impossible to find for this model.

By purchasing a Mobility Care product suitable for overcoming architectural barriers, you can benefit from reduced VAT at 4% instead of 22% and you can also take advantage of the personal income tax deduction of 19% as the wheeled stairlift is considered a medical device. Mobility Care is also available to evaluate deferred payments with loans up to 48 months.

The rental solution with home delivery and instructions, on the other hand, must be requested by promptly contacting our sales office because the availability of this model is rather limited.

Dopo qualche ciclo di prova l’operazione si fa in automatico senza troppi pensieri.

Il saliscale elettrico a cingoli è tuttavia un sistema sicuro e discretamente pratico, però è utilizzabile solo da persone robuste, con buona prontezza di riflessi e che hanno effettuato la formazione.


Mobility Care after helping you to choose your wheeled stairlift will also take care of home delivery and follow you in future maintenance. No installation is required, however it is essential that one of our qualified technicians carry out an inspection at your home or where you intend to use the stairlift in order to verify:

  • the suitability of the staircase (slope, type, state of wear of the steps and maneuvering spaces on the landings;
  • the suitability of the wheelchair to be transported;
  • the suitability of the person in charge of use.

Only if all three conditions indicated are favorable will Mobility Care deliver the wheeled stairlift providing precise training in its use with a practical test and with the release of a delivery and suitability report. Otherwise we will evaluate other compatible solutions that our company certainly has.

Once you understand how to choose the best wheeled stairlift, you must also keep in mind that, like any device for the elderly, routine maintenance is important, but there is no precise deadline and a lot also depends on the type of use.

Instead, the wear and tear of the battery should be monitored, especially when the aid is rarely used. Like all battery-powered devices, it is important to check the state of charge from time to time and to recharge it occasionally when not in use. Furthermore, the battery tends to have a degradation curve over time with a consequent progressive reduction of the overall autonomy. If the difference in altitude to overcome is not much, even a battery with a few years of use will be sufficiently reliable.

For those who have to pass several floors, it is convenient to proceed with the preventive replacement every 2 – 3 years. However, batteries have a rather low cost.

In addition to wheeled stairlifts, Mobility Care provides a 360 ° mobility service, also dealing with the sale of stairlifts for the elderly, sale of crawler stairlifts, sale of home lifts for the elderly and sale of ramps for the disabled. We are able to meet all your accessibility needs as well as make your rooms comfortable and comfortable with the integration of aids and furnishings designed for all those with walking difficulties. Contact our sales office at toll-free number 800 598078 to obtain information on our products or schedule a free inspection by one of our technicians directly to your home.