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Users Of Medical Supplies Can Benefit From Using Stair Lifts

There is a wonderful group of Canadians who span across this great country of ours who need a little bit more help with their everyday activities than the rest of us. Many people who are part of this group are seniors, but it’s not exclusive to our nation’s older adults. You don’t have to be elderly to have a mobility issue or a health concern. Therefore, there’s certainly no age restriction for those who require medical supplies.

Individuals who have particular significant health concerns are generally those who require medical supplies. Such supplies as ostomy products, compression stockings, incontinence products and catheters are in high demand throughout Canada. Over the course of the next few months, Advantage Home Health Solutions will proudly be stocking incontinence and compressions stockings.

Comfort is key.

We know how important it is to help those with such health issues to live as comfortable as possible. This is why we’re so mindful of the many benefits of stair lifts. They’re not designed exclusively for those who have concerns about their strength and balance. While most users of stair lifts are those who use such mobility solutions as wheelchairs, walkers and canes to get around, stair lifts are just as useful to those who regularly use medical supplies.

An individual who requires incontinence products, for example, may find it difficult to get to the washroom in a timely fashion. This can especially be a concern if the washroom is located on a level of the home other than where the individual is. If getting up and down the stairs puts any unnecessary pressure on the person, a stair lift can help provide a smooth journey up and down the stairs to help the individual reach his/her destination in a safer way.

We have many great stair lift options.

They include our FreeCurve stair lift, which is the most luxurious continuous rail stair lift on the market today. Because of this, you may assume that it’s quite pricey, however, it’s widely regarded as being a high-quality product that doesn’t force customers to break the bank. Click here to see the amazing seating options for safety and aesthetics. Watch for the special configurations to accommodate narrow staircases and limited lower exit points.

It’s important to note that stair lifts don’t have to be inside only. We also carry exterior stair lifts that are heralded for their ability to handle the extreme prairie weather. Handicare offers two exterior stair lifts that are great at tackling the weather in Western Canada. Both are fitted with specialized sealed coated PCBs (printed circuit boards.)

In addition to the wild swings in temperature, humidity is a critical issue especially for dry cold that causes static electricity shocks. Advantage Home Health Solutions customers have successfully relied on our exterior stair lifts throughout the year. We recommend covering the seat and carriage when they are not in use and locking and removing the security key. Clearing the staircase from snow during the winter is important too. And if possible, covering the rail is ideal.

Is a stair lift right for you?

If you or your care recipient is a user of medical supplies, it’s certainly worth investigating whether or not a stair lift would come in handy. 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!

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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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