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Working Together To Make 2018 Your Year Of Restored Independence!

On behalf of the entire team, here at Advantage Home Health Solutions, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We’d also like to wish you a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy Kwanzaa as well! As Canadians, we are very lucky to be living in a country with such great diversity. There are not only many reasons to celebrate during this time of year, but there are also many different ways to celebrate. Here’s hoping this year’s holiday season is your best one yet!

We would also like to send a special thanks to all of our clients. We’re so grateful for your business and even more thankful that we could do our part in helping you and your loved ones restore their independence. As all of our clients know, helping people to regain greater senses of confidence and independence is a must for our company. We care a great deal about helping people to live their lives as they wish.

In 2018, we hope we can help you live life to the fullest!

We have many ways in which we feel we can help. Stair lifts are just one of them! For individuals who have difficulty walking or safely maintaining their balance, stair lifts are excellent solutions for getting to various levels of the home. Naturally, staircases can be dangerous places for all of us, let alone individuals with disabilities. Stair lifts take away the danger from getting up and down the stairs.

Sometimes called a stair chair or a chair lift, a stair lift is a motorized chair that completely eliminates the need to deal with steps. They are seats that safely travel up and down stairs and can be made to work with either straight or curved staircases. Most importantly, they can be adapted to suit the specific needs of the user. That way, he/she can continue his/her normal daily living routines.

Porch lifts also help to restore independence.

They give those with disabilities easy ways to enter and exit households with staircases that lead to the front doors. Also known as vertical platform lifts or wheelchair lifts, porch lifts are usually installed at either the fronts or the backs of houses to allow wheelchair users to bypass the stairs and access the entrances.

By removing the obstacle of the staircase, a wheelchair user can freely enter or exit his/her home, removing the disability as a reason to lose his/her independence. Of course, porch lifts are also great at helping users of rollators, walkers and scooters to access difficult areas. They take up less space and cost considerably less to install than wheelchair ramps, as well.

Advantage Home Health Solutions’ porch lifts are reliable and economical choices to achieve maximum accessibility in your life. Where a wheelchair ramp isn’t a practical choice, a porch lift can fill the void.

Let’s work together on making 2018 your most independent year in a long time!

For more information about the stair lifts and porch 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! Happy Holidays!

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.

Find Out More About Stair Lifts… 

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