The answer to the question posed by this week’s blog title can partially be addressed by asking another question. How much do you care about the safety of your elderly loved one? We imagine that the obvious answer is “very much”. As a result, now is likely the right time to consider installing a stair lift in your home.
If you live with an older adult or individual with mobility issues, you undoubtedly place his/her safety at the top of your priority list. With a stair lift in your home, you eliminate the risk of a dangerous slip and fall down the stairs. A stair lift enables your loved one to safely glide up and down the stairs. It requires no home modification to install. As well, it folds up to park out of the way when not in use. This allows easy access to others who need to use the stairs.
What is involved in preparing and installing a stair lift?
There are stair lifts designed for both straight and curved staircases. Clearly, one of the most important things to consider is the type of staircase that the stair lift will be affixed to. Next, it’s vital to know the length of the staircase. An accurate measurement is the length between the landing at the top of the stairs and the floor at the bottom. You also want to be aware of the type of railing that accompanies the staircase. Is it on the right or the left from the bottom looking up?
In addition, before installing a stair lift, it’s important to plan for dealing with obstacles. For example, is there a door at either the top or bottom of the staircase? As well, the stair lift user’s height should be considered. In some cases, he/she may require a rail extension with a limiter. It’s wise to have the stair lift installed as close to the wall as possible to leave space for others to pass by on the stairs.
In what scenario might it be more practical to buy a recycled stair lift?
As Advantage Home Health Solutions, we provide less expensive recycled stair lifts when available. Our team has many years of experience with stair lifts both new and used. Age is seldom a factor. We make it a point to only buy back stair lifts that are in excellent condition. This is done for both safety reasons and to minimize repair time.
However, even if a stair lift is in tip top shape, 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 recycled stair lifts we sell. For cost-conscious individuals, a recycled stair lift is an ideal choice.
Rental units are also good options for those who may require stair lifts for short periods of time. In some cases, caregivers need to make decisions for loved ones who are nearing the ends of their lives. Purchases over rentals aren’t necessarily sensible or practical in such scenarios.
How will you know to choose the stair lift that is right for your home?
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we have a large number of stair lifts currently in stock that are ready for either rent or sale. We always ensure that you have the complete picture to make an informed decision. You will know all of the possible options so you can choose which solution is best for you. To learn more about our stair lifts, 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!