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Acorn Perch Stairlift
The Perfect Solution for Trouble Bending Knees
When it's difficult to bend your knees, an Acorn Stairlifts Perch Stair Lift is the solution to your problems with the stairs.
Stairs exceptionally narrow?
Trouble bending your knees?
The Acorn Stair Lifts Perch Stairlift is the perfect solution for people who have narrow stairs in their homes or struggle bending their knees. With many of the same features and options as Acorn 120 straight stair lifts, the perch model includes a comfortable grab rail for extra security, safety and convenience.

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Fits to the stairs, not the wall
Suitable for those with knee troubles
Suitable for narrow staircases
Safe, comfortable and easy to use
Acorn Stairlifts also offers other curved and straight stair lift solutions:

Straight Stairlifts
Curved Stairlifts
Sit or Stand Model
Outdoor Stairlift

Perch or Stand Stairlift

Man 'Perching' on a Stairlift and a Man Standing on a Stairlift
Man 'Perching' on a Stairlift and a Man Standing on a Stairlift

Perch Stairlifts and Perch/Stand Stairlifts


A Perch Stairlift with a perch seat or standing stairlift assist passengers to sit on a perch seat or stand on the stairlift; passengers that have restricted movement in the hip joints, knees or back find sitting difficult or painful. 


If you have restricted movement in your knees, or your legs will not bend enough to allow you to sit down on a stairlift there are mobility solutions to help make it easier for you to get up and down the stairs, such as a perch seat which is available for both straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts. Perch seat stairlifts have a platform for the user to stand on and a small seat which the user can lean against as they travel up and downstairs.

The perch seat is placed above the stairlift carriage and is much smaller than those found on the standard chair seated versions of the straight stairlifts and curved stairlifts. The perch seat reduces the struggle of movement in and out of a chair when mounting and dismounting from the stairlift.

Perch seat stairlifts help passengers finding sitting challenging, difficult or painfult to sit. Perch stairlifts are very similar to standing stairlifts except that they provide a small amount of additional support, a perch seat for the user to "sit" in a standing position. The passenger is transported in a perching position, a position between sitting and standing.

The Perch Stairlift is also perfect for people who have narrow stairs. The perch model can include a comfortable grab rail for extra security, a guard rail, a single bar, or arms at either side of the seat to hold on to, or a wander lead control which can be positioned for maximum comfort and ease of operation, while the stairlift is in motion.

Perch Seat Stairlift 

Man 'Perching' While Traveling on a Perch Stairlift
Man 'Perching' While Traveling on a Perch Stairlift

Perch Seat Stairlifts are for people who have narrow stairs

Many older homes have very narrow staircases. This can be a huge setback if you need to install a stairlift. Fortunately, there are specific stairlifts available with features and options that enable a stairlift to be installed on narrow stairs.
A solution for staircases, which are too narrow for a traditional seated stairlift, may possibly be a Perch Stairlift. A perching seat position is a position between a sitting and standing position. A perch stairlift greatly reduces the minimum clearance width required for a conventional seated stairlift.
However, this type of stairlift requires the user to be able to remain safely perching for the amount of time it takes to complete the journey up or down the staircase. The user must also be able to dismount safely at the top landing or at the bottom of the stairs.

Perch Seat Stairlifts are for people who struggle bending their knees

A person, with problems with their knees, might be unable to comfortably bend their knees, in which case a sit-down stair chair is possibly inconvenient. A Perch Model Stairlift eliminates the need for the usual knee clearance expected of chair lifts on staircases.
If your budget or space constraints require a stairlift to be installed, then possibly the only option available to you is to have a perching seat stairlift.
  • Padded seat and backrest
    Ensures that the Perch Stairlift gives a comfortable ride.
  • Directional toggle switch
    Easy to operate, even by those with limited dexterity.
  • Safety belt and handrail
    Included for added security.
  • Folding arms and seat
    Slimline fold-away design allows easy access to the staircase.
  • Great for Narrow Stairs
Acorn Stairlifts is officially the first stairlift
company to earn the prestigious
Ease-of-Use Commendation from the
Arthritis Foundation.
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