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The world of business is interesting but it can also be very difficult to understand, particularly if you are just starting out. When I was just starting out, I was super confused by what I saw and heard. Thankfully, I had some friends who were experienced business managers. They gave me lots of fantastic advice and guidance as I prepared to start my new business. I have yet to start my new business venture but I now feel confident enough to share what I have learnt about business development. I hope you like this blog and that it helps you navigate the world of business.


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What to Know About Wheelchair Lifts Before You Buy

Rene Elliott

When you or someone in your family is in a wheelchair, you may be dealing with moving the wheelchair in and out of your car. This can be difficult even with easy-fold wheelchair models. If you are looking for a better way of transporting the wheelchair that offers an easy way to load and unload the chair, you may want to consider wheelchair lifts. Here are a few things you need to know about the wheelchair lifts before you buy one and have it installed.

Customized Lifts

The key thing to know about wheelchair lifts is that they are customised to each person's need. This means they are customised for the type of wheelchair that is used, the weight and the specific needs from related medical issues. This means that lifts are not something you should try to handle yourself. Instead, visit your local wheelchair lift business and request a consultation to discuss the options available to you and the customisations that are available.

Types of Lifts

There are several types of wheelchair lifts available. These lifts include platform lifts that attach to the back of your car exterior as well as wheelchair lifts that are interior lifts that move the wheelchair up and into the vehicle for transportation. During a consultation, your representative can discuss the best type of lift for your situation. For example, if your family member needs to stay in the wheelchair during transport then a platform interior lift may be ideal. If a traditional wheelchair is used and the patient can sit in a traditional car seat during travel, then an exterior lift may be more affordable and user friendly.

Wheelchair Lift Costs

There is a misconception that wheelchair lifts have specific costs. The truth is the cost of the lifts can vary greatly. This is due to several factors. The main factors that influence the lift cost relate the type of chair and the vehicle. For example, an exterior lift that is attached to the trunk of the car may be much less than a lift used in a transport van. If you are on a specific budget, you will need to discuss this during your consultation to find the best options to fit your budgeting needs. Keep in mind that some insurance plans may cover a portion of the lift costs.

These are just a few of the things you need to know about wheelchair lifts before you buy one and have it installed. If you are ready to order a lift for your car, contact your local wheelchair lift company. They can help with questions and schedule an installation time and day that works with your schedule.