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Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift: A Comprehensive Review

Handicare, a world leader in innovative lifting and mobility solutions, has been providing safe and reliable products for over 130 years. One of their standout products is the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift. This versatile, safe, and adaptable solution is perfect for both indoor and outdoor applications. In this blog post, we will delve into the key features, specifications, and frequently asked questions about this revolutionary stairlift.

Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift

Key Features

1. Ergonomic Design

The Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift boasts an ergonomic and innovative design. It is UV protected and weatherproofed to withstand the elements, ensuring it is always dry and ready for use.

2. Perch Seat Option (indoor only)

This stairlift offers a Perch Seat option, ideal for users with limited hip and knee flexibility. The low profile “perch” style seat means your legs don’t have to bend to use it, yet you still feel secure.

3. Hinge Solution (indoor only)

The 1000 can be combined with a powered or manual hinge solution to prevent the track from obstructing a doorway at the base of the stairs.

4. User-friendly

The Handicare 1000 includes a user-friendly retractable seatbelt and comes with two handheld remotes for easy retrieval. It also features a key to prevent unauthorized use.

5. Commercial and Heavy Duty Applications

This stairlift offers durable add-on packages for commercial and heavy-duty applications, making it a versatile choice for various settings.

6. Warranty

Handicare provides a limited lifetime warranty on the motor and gearbox, along with a 2-year manufacturer’s parts warranty.

7. Safety Sensors

Handicare stairlifts are surrounded by safety sensors designed to stop if they meet an obstruction, ensuring user safety.

8. Easy-to-use Control

The toggle control, designed in collaboration with occupational therapists, is easy to use and operate – simply push with your hand, arm, or wrist in the direction you want to go.

Commercial Stairlift Compliance

One of the standout features of the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift is its compliance with commercial building codes. This makes it an excellent choice for businesses and public buildings that need to provide accessibility options for their visitors or employees. Handicare has designed this stairlift with commercial applications in mind, ensuring that it meets the stringent requirements set out in building codes. This includes factors like weight capacity, safety features, and durability under heavy use.

When you choose to install the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift, Mobility123 is here to ensure a smooth and compliant installation process. As a trusted provider of mobility solutions, Mobility123 understands the importance of adhering to building codes and regulations. We will handle all aspects of the installation process, from obtaining necessary plans and permits to scheduling and passing inspections.

Our team of professionals will work closely with building inspectors to ensure the stairlift is installed correctly and safely, meeting all local and state regulations. We will also provide training on how to use the stairlift safely and effectively. With Mobility123, you can have peace of mind knowing that the installation of your Handicare 1000 Outdoor Commercial Stairlift will be handled with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail, ensuring a compliant and safe solution for your commercial building.

Specifications | Handicare 1000

Weight Capacity: The Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift is designed to accommodate a range of user weights. The standard version has a weight capacity of 350 lbs, while the extra heavy-duty version, the 1000XXL, can accommodate up to 440 lbs.

Swivel Radius: The minimum swivel radius for the standard version is 26 ⅜". This feature allows the seat to turn, making it easier for users to get on and off the stairlift.

Seat Dimensions: The distance from the wall to the inner seat back is 3" for the standard version and 3 ¾" for the XXL version. The seat depth is 14 ¼" for the standard version and 16 ¾" for the XXL version.

Footrest Dimensions: The minimum folded width to the footrest is 15 ⅛" for the standard version and 12" for the XXL version. The minimum open width to the edge of the footrest is 25 ⅝" for the standard version and 27 ⅛" for the XXL version.

Armrest Width: The external armrest width is 21 ⅝" for both versions. The internal armrest width is 18 ⅛" for both versions.

Seat Back Height: The seat back height for both versions is 17 ⅞".

Footrest to Seat Height: The standard seat option has a height of 18 ¼" – 21 ¼", while the XXL version has a height of 26 ½" – 34 ½".

Minimum Footrest Height: The minimum footrest height is 3 ⅜" for the standard version and 3" for the XXL version.

Track Intrusion into Staircase: The minimum track intrusion into the staircase is 4 ½" for both versions. This feature ensures that the stairlift does not obstruct the staircase when not in use.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift suitable for commercial applications?
    Yes, the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift offers durable add-on packages specifically for commercial and heavy-duty applications.
  2. Does the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift meet ADA requirements?
    No, stairlifts, including the Handicare 1000, do not meet ADA requirements. If ADA compliance is required, a Savaria V-1504 would be a better option.
  3. What is the weight capacity of the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift?
    The standard version has a weight capacity of 350 lbs, while the 1000XXL version can accommodate up to 440 lbs.
  4. What is the warranty on the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift?
    Handicare provides a limited lifetime warranty on the motor and gearbox, along with a 2-year manufacturer’s parts warranty.
  5. Does the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift come with a seatbelt?
    Yes, it includes a user-friendly retractable seatbelt.
  6. What is the Perch Seat option?
    The Perch Seat option is ideal for users with limited hip and knee flexibility. The low profile “perch” style seat means your legs don’t have to bend to use it, yet you still feel secure. Available on indoor models only.
  7. What is the purpose of the safety sensors on the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift?
    The safety sensors are designed to stop the stairlift if they meet an obstruction, ensuring user safety.
  8. How does the Handicare 1000 Stairlift handle obstructions at the base of the stairs?
    The 1000 can be combined with a powered or manual hinge solution to prevent the track from obstructing a doorway at the base of the stairs. Available on indoor models only.
  9. What is the control mechanism like on the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift?
    The toggle control, designed in collaboration with occupational therapists, is easy to use and operate – simply push with your hand, arm, or wrist in the direction you want to go.
  10. Is the Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift weatherproof?
    Yes, the outdoor stairlift is UV protected and weatherproofed to withstand the elements. It includes a waterproof cover so it is always dry and ready for use.

Conclusion

The Handicare 1000 Outdoor Stairlift is a versatile, safe, and adaptable solution for both indoor and outdoor applications. Its user-friendly features, safety mechanisms, and durable design make it an excellent choice for residential and commercial use. However, if ADA compliance is required, consider the Savaria V-1504 as a suitable alternative. Always consult with a professional installer to ensure the stairlift meets your specific needs and requirements.

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