A Stair Lift Will Enable You to Live Independently and Will Change Your Home

Life expectancies are increasing thanks to improvements in medicine, healthcare, and lifestyle. However, many Americans have fewer savings in their retirement accounts. As a result, assisted living communities are now out of reach for many. That doesn’t sound like good news, but there is a positive outcome. Seniors today are more independent than ever. More Americans age in place at home instead of relocating to a retirement community.

As we age certain daily activities become challenging. Many older adults have trouble using stairways. This frustrates many people because it limits their mobility. It is dangerous too because there is a significant risk of falls and injuries. According to the National Council on Aging, one in four Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. This results in 2.8 million injuries each year. Stairway use causes many of those falls.

If you are one of the millions of seniors choosing to live independently, then it is time to retrofit your home for aging in place. The first step to take is to address your stairs.

We strongly recommend having a Stair Lift installed in your home. Also known as a stairway lift, chair lift, or stair chair, these lifts are a popular in-home item.

A professional technician can quickly install a stair lift in your home. You are provided with round-the-clock accessibility at home. There are many stair lift options to choose from, so it is important to pick the right one. We understand most folks aren’t familiar with stair lifts, so we included answers to our most frequently asked stair lift questions.

What is a stair lift?

A stair lift runs on a motorized track mounted next to your stairs. A stair “chair lift” can move one person at a time. It is dangerous to move or lift other objects or multiple passengers. These lifts are best if you have limited mobility, but you are not wheelchair-bound. This is because you will have to get in and out of the chair.

What kind of stair lift do I need?

If you have straight, unobstructed stairs, then a straight stairlift is perfect for you. Straight stair lifts are the least complicated and most affordable units to install. If you have a stairway that is curved or has landings, you will need a “curved” stair lift. These custom-built lifts fit properly on your stairs. Finally, we have Outdoor Stair Lifts available for use on the exterior of your home.

How much can my stair lift carry?

Most stair lifts come with a standard carrying capacity of 300 lbs. However, there are Heavy-Duty Stair Lifts that can carry extra heavy loads of up to 600 lbs. A heavy-duty lift is best for use in public buildings. That way, you can accommodate almost any passenger. Stair lifts are meant to transport people, not heavy items or objects. If you need help moving large and heavy items, consider and dumbwaiter or an elevator.

How much does a stair lift cost?

the total costs for an entire stair lift project vary. The best way to determine the cost of your stair lift is to submit a Free Estimate request online. Other factors, such as whether you are purchasing or renting a stair lift, also influence the cost of your project. Stair lifts are affordable compared to a wheelchair lift or an elevator. Additionally, they do not require any home renovations for installation.

If you are aging in place, you need a stair lift from Accessibility Solutions. We work closely with you, so your lift project meets your needs and your budget. Our professional team of contractors share a combined 60 years of experience installing and maintaining stair lifts. We even provide you with a Free Estimate for a stair lift. All you need to do is fill out a short form.

Additionally, we have a really useful guide for stair lift projects, 10 Things to Know Before Purchasing a Stair Lift, that you should read. As always, if you have any other questions or concerns, you’re free to contact us at (855) 601-2173 or by email at sales@wantalift.com. We are always here when you need us!

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