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What Are The Benefits Of Installing A Stair Lift In Your Home?

Mobility issues are difficult for people of all ages. For many elderly adults, moving around without the fear of slipping and falling can be difficult. Aches, pains and ailments brought on by old age are common factors for why people require mobility solutions such as wheelchairs. Similarly, individuals who have endured injuries or illnesses also have mobility challenges.

If you live with either a senior or a person with mobility issues and your home has a staircase, it’s a good idea to consider installing a stair lift. What are the benefits?

Stair lifts increase safety.

Probably the most obvious reason to install a stair lift in your home is to maximize the safety of the individual making use of it. A person who is unsteady on his/her feet is clearly prone to falling down. Especially for those who are elderly, a fall can lead to a major injury. In fact, slips and falls on stairs can lead to death. With a stair lift in place, a person’s risk of falling down the stairs is completely removed.

“Recent statistics have indicated that many seniors who sustain injuries or experience a fall often do so while in the comfort of their residences, the majority of whom are already using wheelchairs to move around,” reports AgingInPlace.org, “The stair lift will help to keep you safe as you move around and it eliminates the risk of tripping on an item, slipping, suddenly becoming dizzy, or tired, as well as that of missing a step.”

Stair lifts help homeowners to avoid relocating.

A homeowner that lives with a person with disabilities has to make many modifications. In some cases, a move feels necessary. “I need to find a more accessible home for my mom,” is a sentence that is often uttered by those in this situation. But what if you could make your current home more accessible? With a stair lift, you can avoid the idea of moving to a bungalow or condo. Your house, complete with its winding staircase, can still be a comfortable residence of your elderly loved one.

“The worst-case scenario for someone with limited mobility is having to move out of their house because they can no longer go up and down the stairs,” says New York’s Penn York Medical, “Stair lifts solve that issue by essentially making a house step-free.”

Stair lifts offer great flexibility.

Stair lifts are certainly not limited to the “one size fits all” category. It would be impossible, in fact, to have only one type of stair lift available on the market. Of course, there is a myriad of different staircases in homes all over the world. Therefore, stair lifts were created to be adaptable. There are stair lifts for both straight and curved staircases. Models exist that are compatible with staircases with landings and quick turns.

“The stair lifts are designed in such a way that they can be installed on any kind of staircase,” explains AgingInPlace.org, “This means that you can have it connected to your house regardless of whether you have curved, straight, or several landings in your staircase. What’s even better, is the fact that you can install this lift on any side of the staircase that you fancy.”

The Advantage Home Health Solutions team always ensures that you have the complete picture to make an informed stair lift purchase. We’ll help you through the considerations listed above so you can choose which stair lift solution is best for you. To learn more, 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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