The Handicare 1000 straight stairlift comes with the Smart Seat, optional powered features and the sleekest track in their range.
When you choose a Handicare stairlift you are not only selecting a model that complies to British and European standards, you are also choosing an ISO Quality approved supplier who conforms to the ethical business practices required by both the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA), whose code of practice is approved by the Office of Fair Trading, and the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA). You have the peace of mind of knowing your stairlift has been made by a respected, reputable company with a tried and tested reputation for safety, reliability and innovation
For those looking for minimal track intrusion into the staircase, the Handicare 1000 offers one of the slimmest straight stairlift tracks on the market. Available in a choice of six upholstery colours, it can be supplied with optional powered features to fold the footplate and to swivel the seat at the top of the staircase to allow for ease of exit.
The slim line aluminium track has a hidden rack which offers two park points (as standard) which charge the batteries at the top and bottom of the stairs.
The Minivator 1000 boasts a weight capacity at 160kg/25st. (see the 1000 XXL for heavier limit)
The Handicare 1000 can be combined with a powered hinge solution to prevent the track from obscuring any doorway at the base of the stairs. Or a sliding track may be required.
If you have a doorway or obstruction close to the base of your stairs you may need a hinged track
In order for the seat to get low enough for the user to sit on, it is necessary for the track to extend beyond the staircase to the hall floor. Some houses will have a doorway close to the bottom of the stairs and the track may intrude across this. In these circumstances a hinged track should be fitted. This means that the track can be folded away from the doorway giving clear access.
The Handicare Simplicity, Simplicity+ and Handicare 1000 are available with a manual hinged track. This means you will need to raise and lower the track manually. The gas strut assisted hinge is designed to make manual operation as easy as possible.
The 1000 is available with an automatic hinged track option. When operating the stairlift from the toggle, the hinge will lift/lower automatically.
When the stairlift is not in use the hinge is folded by holding a button on the remote control which means you do not need to move the track yourself. When the button is pressed your stairlift moves up the track and parks, the hinge section then moves automatically leaving the doorway clear.
Hinge tracks should always be raised when users go to bed, particularly if they are enabling access to the front door of a property or creating an obstacle for other users of the household.
The Slide Track
This unique solution removes the need for a hinge, instead the track moves up the staircase at the same time as the seat is moving, leaving the doorway at the base of your stairs unobstructed. Similar to a powered hinge, the Slide Track works automatically when the toggle or remote control is activated.
A Slide Track is slightly shorter than the length of your staircase. When you start to travel up the staircase the track will move with you. The track will reach the top of your stairs before the stairlift, it will stop whilst your stairlift continues on its journey to the top where you can safely dismount. When you come downstairs the track will travel down with you so you can dismount safely at the bottom.
The Slide Track is fitted with safety sensors at either end, these will halt the track if it encounters an obstacle during use. Your stairlift will continue to move towards the obstacle if desired where, if safe to do so, you can remove the obstruction and continue your journey. Alternatively the track and stairlift can be moved away from the obstruction.
The Slide Track also offers safety benefits over a traditional hinged system by removing any risk of an object becoming caught in the hinge.
When your stairlift is not being used you can fold it up to maximise freespace in your your hallway
All Handicare stairlifts can be folded up to maximise the available space. The footplate and seat can be folded up to increase available space leaving the staircase as clear as possible for other users.
Lifted and lowered by hand, manual footplates are fitted with an easy fold mechanism that minimises the strength required to fold the footplate up or down.
If you choose the powered footplate option it will remove the need for you to bend down to fold or unfold the footplate. You can choose to have a footplate that folds automatically when the seat is folded and unfolded, or that is operated separately to the seat by a switch in the seat arm so you can raise and lower the footplate whilst seated.
Parking and calling your stairlift
All our stairlifts come with two remote controls as standard, so you can have one upstairs and one downstairs. This means you can send your stairlift up and down the track without having to sit on it. This not only allows you to park at the top or bottom of the stairs, it is ideal for multi-user situations as your stairlift can be called between levels, just like an elevator.