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4 Benefits That Stair Lifts Provide To Homeowners

Most of us look at staircases as parts of our homes that provide easy access to the various levels within them. However, for those who use wheelchairs or have mobility issues that make walking difficult, staircases are obstacles. At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we believe so strongly in restoring the independence of those who have mobility issues that we encourage such individuals to look as staircases as obstacles no more.

Stair lifts provide the ultimate solution to overcoming the obstacles that are staircases. They provide a wide variety of benefits to homeowners. Here are just four:

1. They help to restore the independence of individuals with mobility issues.

As you may have guessed, this is the most important benefit in the minds of the Advantage Home Health Solutions team. With a stair lift installed in your home, your wheelchair-using loved one can safely glide up and down the stairs without the help of a caregiver. Not only does this omit any difficulty with getting to various levels of the home, but it reinvigorates senses of pride and self-worth in those who feel depressed about no longer being able to walk up and down the stairs.

2. They enable individuals to age in place.

Most people would much prefer for their elderly loved ones to live with them instead of in assisted living facilities. Stair lifts help seniors to live more independently. Without requiring constant assistance from caregivers, older family members can live at home with their families. This is considered a much more desirable situation than having to be in a nursing home.

3. They don’t take up much space.

Stair lifts are not known for getting in the way. As part of our commitment to helping individuals with mobility issues restore their independence, our team makes sure to visit homes during the consultation process. It’s our duty to ensure that the stair lift installed in your home is 100% adequate for the living space. That way, you can be assured of having a safe, secure and convenient way of helping your loved ones get up and down the stairs.

4. They have a long list of safety features.

You may have noticed that we continually point out the safety aspect of our stair lifts. Naturally, safety comes first. We’re proud to note that our stair lifts have numerous safety features including speed governors (which ensure the stair lift doesn’t move too quickly), obstruction sensors (which stop the chair if obstacles are in the way), seat belts (which keep users secure from slipping and sliding), constant pressure controls (to give users control over the movements of the stair lift) and remote handsets (which allow users to call the stair lift to the other end of the stairs).

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we proudly offer both new and recycled stair lifts. Installing a recycled stair lift will cost you less money without sacrificing safety and reliability. For more information, 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!

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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