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With the presence of a stair lift in your home, you can significantly decrease the chances of any dangerous mishaps. Stair lifts are amazing mobility devices that provide safe and smooth rides up and down stairs. If you live with a senior or a person with a disability, a stair life is certainly for you. As you’re surely aware, stair lifts are not exclusive to Canadians. They are a safety-boosting phenomenon all over the world.

Stair lifts allow you retain your independence.

When you’re unable to climb up and down the stairs by yourself, you can feel like a burden on your family. People who require assistance very often feel a lot more than physical discomfort. They feel senses of depression as they are unable to perform supposedly easy tasks independently. Stair lifts help such individuals to regain the independence they would’ve otherwise lost. This is true for stair lift users worldwide.

“Struggling to move freely between floors in your own home can challenge one’s sense of independence – something that is very important to us all,” says Euro Lifts Limited of South West England, “When mobility becomes painful, often, we have to rely on other people to help us get around the house. Installing a stair lift allows people to move safely and easily around their home without the assistance of another person.”

Stair lifts offer safe and sound mobility.

The good people at Mobility Living Centre in England have aptly named their business to highlight the importance of keeping people mobile. A stair lift, quite obviously, moves a person up and down a flight of steps. This is vital in homes with both staircases and occupants who require mobility devices such as wheelchairs and walkers to get around.

“Obviously the key advantage to having a stair lift in your own home is the increased mobility that it will offer you,” agrees Mobility Living Centre, “They can really help improve people’s quality of life in and around their own home, giving them a way of easily moving between different levels of their home. This can actually improve your mental health as well as making things easier physically.”

A stair lift will provide peace of mind for the whole family.

Are you concerned about the health and well-being of your family members? Of course you are. That goes without saying. It’s understandable if you live with concerns or even fear of anyone in your home getting hurt. An older adult who is unsteady on his/her feet or a family member with a debilitating injury or illness is surely at the top of your list of concerns. Installing a stair lift is an excellent way to help you alleviate such worries.

“When a person who suffers from mobility issues is home alone, relatives may be concerned or worried about them using the stairs,” agrees Euro Lifts Limited, “Installing a stair lift ensures that family members can relax knowing that their relative can move safely around their own home without the risk of a fall. Stair lifts are very easy and safe to use, so family members can rest assured that the stairs are safe to use when they are away.”

The qualified technicians at Advantage Home Health Solutions would be happy to make your home barrier-free by installing a stair lift system for you. 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!

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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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