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Why Should I Install A Stair Lift In My Home?

Do your elderly loved ones have trouble getting around on their own? Have they ever slipped and fallen in your home? Do they require the use of such mobility solutions as walkers, rollators, wheelchairs or scooters? Are you concerned that the older adults in your home have trouble getting up and down the stairs?

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should consider installing a stair lift in your home. There are many reasons to do so.

It will significantly reduce the stress of caregivers.

Caregivers of elderly people deserve a nationwide standing ovation. It should go without saying that they have both difficult and very important jobs. Whether they provide professional home care services or are simply loving children, caregivers of older adults should be recognized for their dedication and incredibly necessary services. With that said, installing a stair lift in a home will greatly reduce the stress of caregivers since it enables care recipients to be much safer when going up and down the stairs.

“It can be so difficult to move someone up and down stairs safely, caregivers may avoid it altogether,” reveals Tennessee’s Access & Mobility, “A lift will give caregivers an easy way to safely move an elderly person up and down stairs. Secondly, a stair lift will relieve the stress of caregivers having to constantly go up and down stairs.”

It will prevent slips and falls.

As we’ve pointed out on numerous occasions, nothing sends more Canadian seniors to the hospital than slips and falls. Unquestionably, a staircase is one of the most dangerous locations for a slip and fall. For a senior citizen, a tumble down the steps can have fatal consequences. By using a stair lift, the risk of slipping and falling all but disappears.

“Stairs are difficult to navigate, especially for older family members,” says, “Falls on the stairs can be dangerous. Injuries, weaknesses and problems with vision, balance and strength can make climbing and descending stairs a dangerous task for older people. A stair lift helps people to use the stairs in safety, reducing the risk of injuries from falling on the stairs.”

It will eliminate the need for expensive major home renovations.

When you live with an elderly person who requires the use of a mobility solution, such as a wheelchair or walker, renovations are often necessary. In some cases, people have to redo their bathrooms in order to make space for the wheelchairs and to safeguard the shower stalls, bathtubs and toilets. The installation of a stair lift is far from an expensive home renovation. A stair lift is designed to accommodate the specific design of the staircase.

As Access & Mobility points out, this saves homeowners a lot of money. “Stair lifts can be installed in any staircase and are quick and easy to install,” they explain on their website, “They attach to an existing stair rail. They can also fit any budget, which can save you money.”

For more information about the high-quality 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!

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

A Guide For Seniors To Bolster Their Strength And Balance

Regularly addressing the needs of the older adults in our community, our team is adamant about keeping seniors safe all year round. A major reason is because falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. This week we look at ways to bolster strength and balance.

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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