Is a Vertical Platform Lift Right for My Home?


Having limited mobility in a world full of mobile people is a life challenge those in wheelchairs face daily. It’s often frustrating and downright annoying when you can’t maneuver your wheelchair when out and about. But this is to be expected. However, when you’re at home, you want your environment to be set up for easy access. You want all of the frustrations of the world to vanish the moment you leave your vehicle.


Think of a vertical lift as a bridge. Commonly known as Vertical Platform Lifts (VPL), these residential platforms are motorized, elevator-style lifts that can be installed indoors or outdoors. These are similar to stairlifts but are made with wheelchair platforms rather than stand-alone seats, specifically designed so the user does not have to get up out of their chair.

There are two kinds of platform lifts: inclined platform lifts and vertical platform lifts. The incline platform lift utilizes a railing system to move the entire platform up and down stairs. The vertical platform lifts move up and down and is commonly used to access outdoor areas such as a raised porch, deck or any other elevated area too obtrusive for any other kind of assistance device to be installed.Is a Vertical Platform Lift Right for My Home? - Wheelchair


Sansbury Medical Stairlifts understands the challenges faced by those in wheelchairs and has made it our life mission to help those live an amazing life without limitations. This is one reason we offer the Passport℗ Vertical Platform Lift for your everyday living needs. There are many advantages to our Passport℗ Vertical Platform Lift.

  • This vertical lift is one of the lightest and safest on the market.
  • It weighs less than 400 pounds and requires only 15 pounds of pressure to stop the lift.
  • This vertical lift carries ETL Certification, which is a nationally accredited testing laboratory put in place to ensure products meet the minimum requirements of prescribed product safety standards.
  • User-friendly and easily-accessible control panel, requiring little external force to operate.
  • Made in the USA and comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Same day installation available so you can begin using your vertical lift immediately!


Vertical platform lifts are excellent for those who have trouble getting in and out of a wheelchair without help. At the press of a button, the work is done for you, giving you easy access even when alone.

If you’re in doubt as to whether your particular mobility needs accommodation, contact one of our friendly staff at Sansbury Medical Stairlifts today. With over 27 years of experience in the Staten Island, New York, area, Sansbury Medical Stairlifts has the expertise to recommend either a vertical platform lift or a stairlift. We can analyze your unique situation and provide the solution you need. Customer service is at the core of what we do at Sansbury Medical Stairlifts. Contact us for a free consultation with one of our amazing and compassionate stairlift and vertical lift experts today! Ask about straight and curved stairlifts too!