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What Is The Average Cost Of A Stairlift And Is It Worth It?

Do you live with an elderly loved one or family member with a mobility issue? If so, you’ve undoubtedly considered making some changes to the physical makeup of your home. A wheelchair user, for example, could certainly make do with widened doorways and lowered counters. The high costs for undertaking such renovations, however, can be daunting.

Installing a stairlift in the home is an excellent way to give your loved one both the safety and independence he/she covets on a daily basis. Stair lifts enable all members of your household to enjoy all areas of the home. Naturally, getting up and down the stairs safely is of paramount importance. But again, many assume that the costs associated with stair lift installations aren’t manageable.

What is the average cost of a stairlift?

You may be surprised to discover that stair lifts aren’t as expensive as you may think. In fact, recycled stair lifts can be priced as low as 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a new stairlift. All recycled stair lifts offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions are thoroughly inspected and refurbished before we offer them back to the public. When going with the brand new variety, straight stair lifts start at approximately $3,000 to $5,000 depending on the options you choose. For instance, a slide rail, powered swivel seat, powered footrest, zero intrusion will add to the overall price of the stairlift. Curved stair lifts, as their name implies, are designed to be affixed to curved staircases. They range from $12,000 to $19,000, depending on the configuration of the staircase and all of the other options; and there are many!

There are many factors that can influence the price of a stair lift. Of course, safety is first, and the number of stairs, the presence of curves, stopping points and nearby availability of power sources are all taken into consideration. Our team always determines the most suitable, safe and cost-effective solutions for our clients’ specific needs.

Bear in mind the savings that a stair lift installation provides. Stair lifts require no home modification to install. This helps you to avoid costly home renovations. Not to mention, they fold to park out of the way allowing easy access to others who need to use the stairs.

Is it worth it to install a stairlift?

Throughout our company’s history, we have come across countless individuals who have communicated how life-changing their stair lifts have been. For many people with physical limitations, a loss of independence is a hard pill to swallow. Regaining independence by being able to get up and down the stairs alone is often heralded as a huge benefit to owning a stair lift.

It’s important to remember how important it is for members of the household to be able to participate in family activities and interact with visitors. As Christina Thielst of Senior Lifestyle Magazine points out, social interaction, family visits and gathering with loved ones are vital parts of a senior’s life.

“As long as their body and mind can tolerate this type of interaction, I highly recommend it,” she writes, “Moving around and keeping up with the pace of daily living to some extent is important if the person is able. Periods of prolonged bedrest can actually make things worse as there is an increased chance of forming clots and having even more painful implications from that.”

Are you ready to make your home safer?

Our qualified technicians would be happy to help make your home barrier-free by installing a stair lift for you today! At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we always ensure that you have the complete picture to make an informed decision. You’ll know all of the possible options so you can choose which solution is best for you.

To learn more about our stairlifts, 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.

Find Out More About Stair Lifts… 

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