Blog: Advantage Home Health Solutions Logo 

We want to help you understand what options are available so you have the information you need to determine the best solution for you in your home. We welcome your inquiry!

4 Benefits Of Installing A Stair Lift In Your Home

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we proudly offer a wide range of home healthcare products, as well as accessibility and mobility solutions. Our primary objective is to offer our customers safe and effective methods of overcoming the limitations set by their disabilities. With safety being a top priority, we ensure that our clients are well informed about their options and all of the safety features that come along with them.

Our stair lifts provide excellent examples of home accessibility solutions that offer numerous safety features. Among them are speed governors (which help to maintain safe and manageable speeds), obstruction sensors (to stop the chairs from coming into contact with obstacles), seat belts (which secure users to prevent slipping and sliding) and constant pressure controls (which allow users to control the stair lifts during ascension and descension).

Do you have a home that inhabits an individual who may require the assistance of a stair lift? If so, please consider the following four benefits of installing a stair lift in your home.

1. It diminishes the fear of falling.

As we’ve highlighted in numerous blogs of past, slips and falls make up the top culprits for injuries and even deaths among our elderly. Preventing falls, therefore, is a hugely important task for caregivers of seniors. With a stair lift installed in your home, the fear of falling when climbing the stairs is all but eliminated. Naturally, fear triggers panic, fright and stress all creating worsened emotional circumstances that can actually cause slips and falls.

2. It provides independence to our elderly loved ones.

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, the restoration of independence is part of our credo. “You Deserve Your Independence” is the motto proudly displayed on our website’s homepage because it’s a belief that provides the inspiration for what we do. A stair lift is an excellent way to give independence back to the individual in your home who struggles with mobility. It allows someone who may be incapable of climbing steps to easily go up and down the stairs without the need for assistance.

3. It prevents accidents.

A person with mobility issues and decreased strength doesn’t just have to be concerned with how to get up and down the stairs. He/she must also be weary of objects, slippery surfaces and poor lighting when making his/her way to different levels of the home. Naturally, eye sight often diminishes with age. A stair lift ensures that no items left on the stairs become obstructions or tripping hazards. Stair lifts are excellent accident preventers!

4. It helps you to avoid expensive remodelling.

In many cases, elderly individuals who live with mobility issues need to have their homes reconstructed in order to meet their unique needs. In some cases, ramps need to be installed both inside and outside of the home. Of course, with renovations come big bills. A stair lift is an excellent cost-effective alternative to remodelling that helps those with mobility issues to not have to be confined to any one level of the home.

If you have any questions about the stair lifts that Advantage Home Health Solutions has to offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us to ask them. Give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact Us 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.

Find Out More About Stair Lifts… 

Ask us for a free, no obligation in-home assessment. Just fill out our information request and get a FREE consultation today.