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.