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Installing A Stair Lift For A Safer Self-Isolation

These days, staying at home and self-isolating is a safe practice. It’s a necessary precaution for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, it can be particularly hard on the elderly and those with mobility issues. The once-simple act of walking up and down the stairs can be quite taxing and even dangerous. Installing a stair lift, on the other hand, can make for a   much safer self-isolation.

It is very easy to use.

The majority of stair lift users find no trouble at all in operating them. In order to use a stair lift, one only needs to sit on the seat, fasten the seatbelt and use the controls which are generally located on the armrest of the chair. Simply use the control to guide your way up or down the stairs, depending on your destination. To stop the stair lift, all you need to do is release the control.

It promotes quick rehabilitation.

Don’t assume that stair lifts are for old folks only. Naturally, anyone can use the stair lift you install in your home. Are you recovering from a debilitating injury? If so, a stair lift is an ideal solution for your rehab. Instead of placing pressure on your legs, feet and back, make use of a stair lift. It will practically guarantee you don’t re-injure yourself. This, of course, helps you to recover from your injury a lot quicker.

It is an affordable aging in place option.

Sadly, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc in long-term care facilities all across Canada. As a result, many people have chosen to bring their elderly parents home to age in place. For those who have parents with disabilities, a stair lift is practically a must-have. Whether you have a straight or curved staircase, the right stair lift can ensure that your mom or dad can age in place safely.

What are some stair lift safety features?

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we offer high-quality stair lifts that incorporate a variety of features to ensure you’re safe, confident and comfortable using them. Among their many safety features are the speed governor. This ensures your stair lift doesn’t move too quickly, keeping you safely in your seat. This is especially important when descending the stairs, as the stair lift will never slip.

Our stair lifts also come with obstruction sensors which will stop the chairs if any potential obstacles are in the way. Seat belts, of course, help you to avoid slipping and sliding in your seat. They are especially important for those who have issues with balance. We always recommend using a seat belt when operating your stair lift.

Constant pressure control is another safety feature.

You must have your palm or finger on the toggle of the arm or the stair lift won’t move. If you release the toggle, the stair lift stops. This ensures you only progress when you want to. Finally, two remote control handsets come with every stair lift. This makes it ideal for both people who need additional assistance and when there are two users. The remote controls can remotely call the stair lift to the other end of the stairs.

For more 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!

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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