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Handicare Stairlifts Review

Handicare Stairlifts
  Handicare Stairlifts
    Freelift Stairlifts
    Minivator Stairlifts
    Sterling Stairlifts  
    Handicare Product Line

Freelift Stairlifts
  Freelift Stairlifts
    Freelift Rembrandt Stairlift
    Freelift Van Gogh Stairlift
     Freelift Vermeer Stairlift
    Freelift Product Line


Curved Stairlift
  Rembrandt Curved
    Rembrandt Features

    Rembrandt Options

    Rembrandt Specs

  Van Gogh Curved
    Van Gogh Features

    Van Gogh Options

    Van Gogh Specs

  Vermeer Curved
    Vermeer Features

    Vermeer Options

    Vermeer Specs


Minivator Stairlifts
  Minivator 1000 Stairlift

  Minivator 1000 Outdoor Stairlift
  Minivator 1000 Perch Stairlift
  Minivator 2000 Curved Stairlift
  Minivator 2000 Perch Curved Stairlift
  Minivator Simplicity Stairlift

  Minivator Simplicity+ Plus Stairlift
  Minivator Product Line


Straight Stairlifts
  Simplicity Straight
    Simplicity Features
    Simplicity Options
    Simplicity Specs

 Simplicity+ Straight
    Simplicity+ Features
    Simplicity+ Options
    Simplicity+ Specs

 Minivator 1000
    1000 Features
    1000 Options
    1000 Specs

 Minivator 1000 Outdoor
    Minivator 1000 OD Features
    Minivator 1000 OD Options
    Minivator 1000 OD Specs

 Minivator Perch
    Minivator Perch Features
    Minivator Perch Options
    Minivator Perch Specs


Curved Stairlifts
  Minivator 2000 Curved
    Minivator 2000 Features
    Minivator 2000 Options
    Minivator 2000 Specs

 Minivator Perch Curve
    Minivator Perch Curve Features
    Minivator Perch Curve Options
    Minivator Perch Curve Specs

Sterling Stairlifts
  Sterling 1000 Stairlift
  Sterling 1000 Outdoor Stairlift
  Sterling 1000 Perch Stairlift
  Sterling 2000 Curved Stairlift
  Sterling 2000 Perch Curved Stairlift
  Sterling Simplicity Stairlift 
  Sterling Simplicity+ Plus Stairlift
  Sterling Product Line


Straight Stairlifts
  Simplicity Straight
    Simplicity Features
    Simplicity Options
    Simplicity Specs

 Simplicity+ Straight
    Simplicity+ Features
    Simplicity+ Options
    Simplicity+ Specs

 Sterling 1000
    1000 Features
    1000 Options
    1000 Specs

 Sterling Outdoor
    Sterling OD Features
    Sterling OD Options
    Sterling OD Specs

 Sterling Perch
    Sterling Perch Features
    Sterling Perch Options
    Sterling Perch Specs


Curved Stairlifts
  Sterling 2000
    2000 Features
    2000 Options
    2000 Specs

 Sterling Perch Curve
    Perch Curve Features
    Perch Curve Options
    Perch Curve Specs

Handicare Stairlifts Review


August 11, 2013
Source of Information

Handicare Stairlifts, USA, Holland, UK


Handicare Offices

USA, Holland, United Kingdom, Europe 


About Us


Handicare Stairlifts' head offices are based in Heerhugowaard, in the Dutch province of Noord-Holland. Handicare Stairlifts manufactures high-quality stairlifts for both the Minivator (Sterling) and Freelift ranges. The Minivator lifts are designed and manufactured in the UK, whereas Freelift lifts are designed and manufactured in the Netherlands.
The sales organization is also based at the factories in the UK and the Netherlands. Consequently, we are always close to the action and can respond rapidly and effectively. We have two further sales organizations in France and Germany.


Handicare Stairlifts' sales organization is familiar with all the ins and outs of both the Minivator and Freelift product ranges, and knows exactly which stairlift is best suited in any situation.


Handicare offers solutions and support to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people as well as to improve the convenience of those who are caring for them. It is our mission to make everyday life easier.


Handicare in the USA

What is today Handicare in the USA used to be two companies:


  • Since 2007, RoMedic, Inc. has been focusing on sales and marketing of Handicare's solutions for patient handling (SystemRoMedic™) and bathroom safety (LinidoSolutions™) in the US market.
  • And since 2003, Handicare Accessibility, formerly Sterling Stairlifts, has been focusing on sales and marketing of Handicare's different lifts from the Minivator/Sterling and Freelift series in the US market.

During 2012 the two sales companies were merged into one offering a wide range of Handicare products for an easier everyday life.

Benefits of a Handicare Stairlift

Handicare Stairlifts has produced and installed lifts for more than 125 years and has many satisfied and happy users worldwide. Their innovations take care of the most comfortable, safe and whisper quiet stairlifts.
A Handicare Stairlift is not only convenient, but also beautiful and fits any house and interior by its huge range of seats, rails and colors. Top quality in all respects makes a Handicare Stairlift a valuable asset for your convenience.

You will have independence with contemporary design and maximum safety in house for a price that will certainly appeal to you. With a one-off investment you will retain your mobility and be able to stay in your own home.

A perfect solution for every staircase

Handicare Stairlifts has a solution for every staircase. All Handicare (Freelift) curved stairlifts share the same typical features: easy to operate, whisper silent and functional design with the single tubular rail.
With our different types of stairlifts we are able to place a Handicare Stairlift in every type of house and provide a safe and comfortable ride up even the most complicated of staircases. The compact design allows plenty of space for other stair users.
The Handicare (Freelift) Stairlift runs along a single tubular rail which is designed to hug the edge of your staircase closely while leaving the rest of the staircase clear for other users.
The rail system is the same regardless of which side of the stairs it is situated, or if it travels over multiple floors only the model name will change.
If the rail follows the shorter (internal) edge of the staircase your stairlift will be a Rembrandt, if it follows the longer (external) edge it will be a Van Gogh. The Vermeer is used for installations that cover more that one story.

A tailor-made solution


Perfectly finished, 100% made to measure… and yet rapidly installed at your home. We will, after an informal visit, explain all the features of our stairlifts to you in detail.

Each Handicare Stairlift is designed to suit your individual staircase. We use advanced PhotoSurvey technology to make accurate measurements and we have all the options available to ensure the best possible fit for your staircase.



Convenience serves people... and lifting equipment of Handicare has been doing just that for more than 125 years. With technical perfection, intelligent solutions and safe applications, Handicare’s innovations have provided not only greater comfort, but also more attractive stairlifts... in your style, your taste. Top quality in all respects make the Handicare stairlift a valuable asset for independence around the home. Many satisfied users experience that every day.


Quality and safety


A Handicare Stairlift stands for high quality: quality in terms of safety, innovation, comfort and design. Furthermore, all our products are tested and approved by worldwide independent inspection services. This gives you the assurance that all our products meet the highest standards in terms of quality and safety.

As a global concern Handicare Accessibility is one of the world's largest stairlift manufacturers and installers. In addition to the supply of stairlifts we also manufacture bath lifts and personal hoist solutions. Our continued global growth is testament to the vision of the Management Team, which underpinned by a dedicated hard working team, innovation and a desire to always provide the best products and services at a reasonable price. Handicare UK is part of Handicare, one of Europe's largest suppliers of mobility equipment.

Handicare products are available within the UK, in the main, from mobility dealers or via a government funded body, dependent on location. As the choice of many of the UK's government funded stairlift solutions, either directly or through mobility dealers Handicare realises the constant need to perform to the highest service levels for our direct and indirect clients. Throughout the rest of the world our products are supplied via wholly owned subsidiaries, Master Importers, or to Mobility Dealers who supply the end user directly.

Investment in the future is something Handicare is passionate about, looking across the group you can see this in action. The Research and Development Team has a dedicated facility where they are able to improve existing products whilst developing solutions that lift the expectations of how Handicare products can help change lives for the better. Examples of such breakthroughs are the unique Stairlift Slide Track that removes any need for a hinged stairlift track and eDiagnostics, a state of the art software solution that will ultimately allow for the remote monitoring of a stairlift and it's use. This use of the latest technology will provide peace of mind for users and loved ones as it will help avoid common problems such as leaving a stairlift off charge whilst allowing external bodies to monitor the unit.

Handicare continues to invest in our office and field based Service Teams; new hardware and software is allowing us to work smarter and more efficiently enabling us to offer some of, if not the fastest, lead times from order to installation in the industry. The Manufacturing Team plays a huge part in achieving these industry leading turnarounds, investment in plant and training has paid huge dividends. Investment in this function continues and as Handicare further increases it's facilities such investment is expected to continue.

Handicare sources components globally for the primary operation in the UK and our recently opened manufacturing base in the Far East. Having our own base in Shanghai allows Handicare to compete financially with competitors whilst ensuring that employees are treated ethically. The success of our Far East venture has meant sales have improved so much we have had to expanded the core manufacturing base in the UK three times and we are currently looking to expand again!








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