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Stair lifts are among the greatest mobility solutions on the market. They practically eliminate any potential for there to be a slip and fall on a flight of stairs. And, in case it wasn’t already obvious, a tumble down a bunch of steps is one of the worst things that an older adult can experience.

“Falls are the leading cause of death from injury among people 65 and older, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age,” reports Comfort Keepers, “87 percent of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls. Two-thirds of those who fall will do so again within six months.”

Why are stair lifts so important for senior safety?

Because they are designed to provide individuals who have mobility issues safe and comfortable rides up and down stairs, stair lifts prevent falls from happening. If you live with an elderly loved one who has trouble using the stairs, a stair lift provides a very affordable and effective solution. For a senior, a fall is no small matter.

“When an older person falls, his or her hospital stays are almost twice as long as those of older patients who are admitted for any other reason,” Comfort Keepers reveal, “Among people aged 65 to 69, one out of every 200 falls results in a hip fracture. That number increases to one out of every 10 for those aged 85 and older. One-fourth of seniors who fracture a hip from a fall will die within six months of the injury.”

How do stair lifts help to restore independence?

It’s important that we discuss the emotional state of your elderly loved one. We often think of a person’s safety as being equivalent to the well-being of his/her physical condition. However, one’s mental state is equally important. Seniors who lose their independence tend to suffer from embarrassment, shame, anger and depression. A stair lift gives older adults the ability to go up or down stairs on their own. This greatly assists in quelling the above mentioned feelings.

“Loss of independence can be isolating,” affirms Ohio’s VANTAGE Aging, “Seniors who are isolated often develop feelings of hopelessness and depression, and the negative effects on their mental health can lower their quality of life. Independence gives seniors a sense of purpose. They have opportunities for achievement, can contribute to the lives of their family, friends, and neighbours, and enjoy activities that they’ve always done.”

Will a stair lift fit in your home?

At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we offer a variety of high-quality stair lifts that are designed to fit staircases of all kinds. They can be made to work with straight or curved staircases regardless of the number of steps they contain. As well, stair lifts can be adapted to suit the specific needs of their users. This allows them to continue their daily living routines and stay in their homes longer.

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!

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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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