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For many elderly Canadians, stair lifts provide answers to prayers. Do you live with a senior who is finding it difficult to access different parts of your home? By installing a stair lift, you can take away the worry that comes with climbing staircases on unsteady legs. Stair lifts are proven solutions for those who contend with mobility issues.

No matter the staircase, there is a stair lift that can suit it. Both straight and curved staircases have stair lift models that make ideal fits. Stair lifts can also be used indoors and outdoors, depending on your needs. You can even get a residential wheelchair stair lift to accommodate a wheelchair user.

What should you consider when choosing a stair lift?

It’s important to consider whether there are any tripping hazards on your staircase. The obvious piece of advice to follow is to clear your stairs of any debris. Clothing, bags, books – you name it – get them off the stairs. Naturally, this will enable your stair lift to move freely and safely. It will also ensure a much safer walk up and down the stairs for individuals who don’t use the stair lift you install.

As mentioned, the type of staircase you have matters. Is it straight or curved? Is there a landing or a bend in the staircase? Is there a doorway or a closet door located anywhere along the staircase? At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we make it a point to give all our clients the complete picture so they can make informed stair lift purchases. It’s important for us to help you choose the stair lift solution that is best for you!

Might a recycled stair lift be an optimal choice?

We also offer recycled, pre-owned stair lifts to provide more affordable options. Many stair lifts are only used for short periods of time. Therefore, they can be re-purposed in new homes, providing just as much reliable functionality and safety as brand new stair lifts. The Advantage Home Health Solutions team has many years of experience with stair lifts, both new and used. We know that age is seldom a factor.

Safety is always a top priority. All recycled stair lifts are thoroughly inspected and refurbished before they are offered to new customers. Even if a stair lift is in excellent condition, we never buy it back or sell it unless we have complete access to the original manufacturer’s technical support and parts department. We also provide a full 90-day warranty on all of the recycled stair lifts we sell.

How easy is it to install a stair lift?

Stair lifts require no home modifications to install. They are also compact and easy to fold in order to keep out of the way. After a stair lift is installed on your staircase, you will still offer easy access to others who need to use the stairs.

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, our qualified technicians would be happy to help make your home barrier-free by installing a stair lift system for you today. And, if you ever move to a new location, we can easily move your stair lift 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.

Find Out More About Stair Lifts… 

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