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Why You Should Consider Installing A Stair Lift At Home

Do you have an aging parent who prefers to age in place? Nearly all seniors would much prefer to spend their time in familiar surroundings. Living at home in your later years is generally a wonderful experience. You’re in the company of family and the comforts of home. However, the experience can also be trying.

Is the home comprised of various staircases? If so, it can make life a bit difficult for the senior who lives there. With a stair lift installed, however, you can make going up and down the stairs a very safe and enjoyable experience. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should consider installing a stair lift at home.

It increases the safety of stair climbing.

A person with mobility issues is always taking a risk when ascending or descending the stairs. Naturally, no matter your physical abilities, a fall down the stairs should be avoided at all costs. Stair lifts are excellent solutions for improving safety in the home. Whether it’s a straight stair lift, curved rail stair lift, a stair lift for split level staircase applications or even an outdoor chair lift for stairs, there are stair lift systems that are perfect for each job.

“A stair lift is a safe and comfortable option that will safely get you from one place to the next swiftly and smoothly,” notes the U.K.’s thyssenkrupp Home Solutions, “Stair lifts are fitted with different safety features like safety belts and a comfortable chair that provide a safe ride. The railing of the stair lift is installed into the wall so there are no chances of you falling. With a stair lift, you have total peace of mind.”

It restores independence.

Let it not be lost on you that seniors contend with a lot more than just their physical limitations. The inability to do things independently is very stress-inducing. With a stair lift, an older adult gets to regain his/her independence. The easy-to-use mobility solution is one that helps seniors to safely glide up and down the stairs without any assistance from another person. Installing a stair lift in your home can work wonders for one’s emotional state.

“Our loved ones may face emotional struggles as they have to rely on others to help them around the house but adding a stair lift can help them regain a little bit of that lost independence,” affirms U.S.-based Next Day Access, “They’ll be able to move safely about their home and someone doesn’t have to always be there watching over their shoulder. Think about what that could mean for a loved one.”

It helps to alleviate pain.

Naturally, sitting in a stair lift requires a lot less physical exertion that climbing a flight of steps. By using a stair lift, an individual who suffers from arthritis and aching joints will significantly reduce discomfort. “Without a stair lift, you have no option but to stay on one floor longer than necessary to save yourself from the pain of having to deal with the staircase,” points out thyssenkrupp Home Solutions.

Advantage Home Health Solutions always ensures you have the complete picture to make an informed stair lift purchase. We’ll help you to choose the stair lift solution that 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!

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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