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3 Reasons Why A Stair Lift Is A Sound Investment

What are we supposed to do to ensure that the seniors in our lives don’t trip and fall while walking up and down the stairs? Well, as we’re sure you’re well aware, there is a solution. Installing a stair lift means no more walking up and down stairs. And that means no chance of slipping and falling!

Here are three reasons why a stair lift is a sound investment:

1. A stair lift offers great long-term value.

When you do the math, a stair lift will actually come out to be the smartest economic choice for your family. When you consider the mounting bills that come as a result of having to hire a caregiver or placing your elderly loved one in a retirement home, the cost of a stair lift is incredibly affordable.

As Spain’s Astar Components & Lifts points out, “most households do not have the amount of money needed to install an elevator in their home or do work for a room. And as an alternative, they cannot hire a specialist person to help the member with reduced mobility. For this reason, this mechanism becomes the most affordable option since, although at the beginning an investment has to be made, the durability of this device will end up amortizing this investment excessively.”

2. A stair lift helps to restore your elderly loved one’s independence.

Over the past few weeks, we have dedicated some blogs to the concept of independence restoration. It bears repeating that, as we age, we don’t just lose strength, balance and mobility. We also struggle with our self-confidence when such physical limitations are apparent. By installing a stair lift in your home, you’ll give back to your elderly loved one the autonomy that he/she once lost.

“A quality stair lift makes getting around your home a breeze and allows you to maintain your independence,” says Mallory Hall of Stairlift Company Reviews, When mobility becomes too painful, people often have to rely on friends, family members, or other caregivers to help them to negotiate the stairs. This can often feel tremendously frustrating for those who had previously thrived on independence.”

3. A stair lift is not a major renovation.

In many cases, people living with seniors have to change their homes to meet the specific needs of their older family members. Bathrooms, for example, often have to have their doorways widened in order to accommodate wheelchair users. Such renovations, you won’t be surprised to hear, are expensive. Not to mention, renovations are usually considered quite disruptive to the regular flow of life in the home.

“Another solution that many families choose is to adapt one of the rooms on the lower floor of the home to make a bedroom,” notes Astar, “However, this solution is not the most appropriate. On the one hand, not only will change the routine of the affected person but also change the rest of the household members. In addition, this will greatly reduce the intimacy of the affected or affected, since there will always be someone near your room, which is not in good taste if you want to rest or if you just want to be alone for a while.”

For information about the stair lifts offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

Regularly addressing the needs of the older adults in our community, our team is adamant about keeping seniors safe all year round. A major reason is because falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. This week we look at ways to bolster strength and balance.

Stairlift | FAQ’s

What's the minimum width for a stair lift?

There are no specific width requirements to install a stairlift. All stairs in Canada are built to specific codes and standard widths, which we know will permit the installation of some type of stairlift. There are no renovations required; we install the stairlift in the space you have and based on your specific requirements. You do not have to remove handrails for a stairlift installation.

What's the average cost of a stair lift?

Many factors can influence the price of a stairlift such as number of stairs, curves, stopping points, nearby availability of power sources. We will always determine the most suitable, safe and cost effective solution for your specific needs.

Some of the price ranges for stairlifts can be found on our website. You may also qualify for funding

Do you carry anything similar to acorn chair lifts for stairs?

We carry both straight and curved stairlifts for various types of settings. What’s important to note is we have a PhotoSurvey system to assist us with exact measurements of your stairs. This system helps us in perfecting your stairlift installation and will ensure a safe, smooth and always complete ride up the stairs.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

Is it possible to install a stair lift myself?

If you have a bit of construction or technical, engineering type background, it’s possible. But there are a number of factors that would probably influence you NOT to do the installation yourself.

On the YES side:

If it’s a straight stairlift, it’s possible:

  • If there’s a supplier (manufacturer or dealer) willing to support you with installation questions.
  • If you have a bit of technical knowledge, good measurements and understanding of mathematical information to make the necessary calculations to get the right parts.

On the NO side:

  • It can be a bit complex or confusing. If you don’t have the correct tools for cutting or joining the rails.
  • If you run into an issue after installation (like a breakdown), it may not be covered by warranty.
  • If it involves a stairlift with turns or curves, it’s challenging to ensure the exact measurements that will ensure a perfectly smooth and safe ride.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

My stair lift is beeping. What could be wrong?

Here are some possibilities that could explain why your stair lift is beeping:

Power off, receptacle issues, tripped breaker, charger issues, dislodged from the charge strip, connection issue between charger and rail, not in locked position and therefore can’t use remote, seat not in lock position, obstruction, armrests not in down position, some safety issue that needs tending.

If your stair lift needs service, we’re happy to help. Just give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. If it’s not urgent, you can request more information or a service call here.

My stair lift will not move. What could be the problem?

There are several possibilities for a stairlift to not work:

  • key (incorrect position or missing)
  • armrests in the wrong position
  • if it’s not plugged in
  • if  batteries are drained from age or other reasons such as recent power outage.

If this didn’t solve the issue, you may need a service call. Reach out by phone and call 403-460-5438 or request more information about stair lift service here.

How is a stairlift installed?

When installing a stair lift, we’ll be sure to get as close to the wall or railing as possible. We’ll take measurements specific to your stairs and in the event of a curved stair lift, we’ll manufacture a unit specifically for your situation. We’ll mount the stair lift rail directly onto the stair treads.

A stairlift can typically be installed in one afternoon. We’ll always ensure the stair lift installation meets your needs for safety of the user as well as others in the home.

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