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Maximizing Safety In Your Home With A Stair Lift

Getting older certainly comes with its difficulties. For many elderly Canadians, mobility issues make everyday living quite challenging. Take climbing the stairs, for example. Those who battle with balance and strength issues may find going up and down steps a harrowing process. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the help of a stair lift, a person’s safety can be maximized in his/her home.

Stair lifts are effective solutions when stairs keep you from enjoying your entire home. Whether it’s a straight stair lift, a curved rail stair lift, a stair lift for split level staircase applications or even an outdoor chair lift for stairs, it’s an excellent safety mechanism! If you live with an elderly loved one or family member with a disability, a stair lift is for you.

What considerations should be made when choosing a stair lift?

As mentioned, there are a variety of stair lifts available on the market. Your first consideration should be the type of stair lift that works best with your stairs. Is your staircase straight or curved? Is there a landing between sections of stairs? Which side of the staircase should the stair lift rail be installed? Is the staircase uninterrupted from bottom to top? Is there a doorway or closet door at the top or bottom of the stairs?

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we make sure you have the complete picture to make an informed stair lift purchase. We’ll help you through all the considerations so you can choose the stair lift solution that is best for you.

What are the main benefits of using a stair lift?

The most obvious benefit is the safe and comfortable ride it provides its users. By using a motorized chair to get from floor to floor, you all but eliminate the risk of an injury that could occur due to a trip and fall down the stairs. Staircases are among the most common areas that present a high risks for falls. By missing a step while walking up or down a staircase, a person can potentially endure a broken hip or leg among other injuries.

Stair lifts also provide both the elderly and those with mobility issues renewed independence. This can be one of the most important factors in leading a happy life at home. Most people wish to do things on their own instead of feeling like a burden to their family members. By installing a stair lift, you allow a person who would otherwise require assistance the ability to independently access various levels of his/her home.

What cost-effective solutions are available?

Advantage Home Health Solutions provides recycled stair lifts when they are available at reduced pricing. Our team has many years of experience with stair lifts that are both new and used. We know that age is seldom a factor. If a used stair lift runs as smoothly as a new one – and if the rail is still in great condition – it is always worthy of consideration.

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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