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Is It Time To Get A Stairlift Installed In Your Home?

Does your elderly loved one use a mobility device to help him/her get around? If so, that might be the first sign you need a stairlift in your home. By installing a stair lift, you take away any worry you may have about your older adult slipping and falling down the stairs. Stair lifts provide safe passages to the various levels of your home. You may want to consider this option to ensure the safety of the senior you live with.

Is your elderly loved one prone to slipping and falling?

The reason why slips and falls are such major concerns is because they are the causes of the majority of hospitalizations of Canadian seniors. If your elderly loved one has taken a tumble in the past, you may want to consider an option that will guarantee no slips or falls on staircases – a location where such tumbles can have the most disastrous of results.

“As you age, you are more prone to tripping or falling over surfaces that could lead to a serious injury,” explains Essex, Maryland’s Preferred Elevator Company, “If you or a family member tend to trip or fall, even if it isn’t while using the stairs, you should think about installing a stairlift in your home. The last thing you want is for you or a loved one to fall down the stairs resulting in a possibly life-threatening injury.”

Does the senior in your home experience breathing difficulty? A stairlift could help.

You don’t have to be elderly in order to know what it’s like to have trouble breathing. Just ask any asthmatic or allergy sufferer and he/she will tell you that it’s extremely difficult to endure. For seniors who experience respiratory issues, it’s important for them to not exert any unnecessary energy. If walking up and down the stairs is the type of chore that causes heavy breathing for your elderly loved one, a stair lift installation may be in order.

“If you suffer from shortness of breath on a regular basis, you will likely struggle to climb stairs and should look at getting a stairlift,” contends The U.K.’s Stairlift Guru, “This will provide a simple and effective solution to your respiratory problems and will enable you to move freely in your home.”

Does your live-in older adult have trouble walking?

If walking is an issue for the senior in your home, then you better believe that walking up and down the stairs is an even bigger issue. Remember that even with a walker or cane, stair climbing can be a difficult task. Remove the fear associated with slipping and falling by installing a stair lift and ensuring the safe passage from one floor to the next for your elderly loved one.

“A major sign is if you need to depend on someone to walk with you up and down the stairs,” says the Preferred Elevator Company, “Also, if you heavily rely on the handrails and fear you will fall without them, it might be time to invest in a stairlift. Installing a stairlift in your home will increase your independence, so you will not have to rely on anyone to travel up and down your stairs.”

For more information about the high-quality 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!

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.

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