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Everything You Need to Know About Stairlifts

December 12, 2018

Adding a stairlift to the home can greatly enhance the way an elderly or physically challenged person lives and enjoys their home. Stairs don’t have to be a reason to completely renovate your home or even move out. But they are a source of dread, fear and falls. Stairlifts are a practical and efficient solution for ensuring that you can easily go up and down the stairs.

 

 

But while stairlifts can make your life a lot easier, there are a lot people who still don’t know about them. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you understand what stairlifts are and how they can make your life easier.

 

What Exactly are Stairlifts?

 

Simply put, stairlifts are powered chairs that are mounted on a rail on the staircase. They can help a person with mobility issues travel up and down the stairs with ease and comfort. They are usually powered by electricity with battery as a backup and are designed according to the person’s needs.

 

Who Can Benefit from Stairlifts?

 

The great thing about stairlifts is that anyone can benefit from them! It doesn’t matter if you’re a senior, in a wheelchair, restricted by some injury that’s preventing you from climbing the stairs, young, or elderly; they can help you travel up and down. Stairlifts are also incredibly helpful for people who have chronic health conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons or knee or hip injuries.

 

Which Type of Stairlift Should I Get?

 

The type of stairlift you get installed in your home usually depends on your staircase. The different types of staircases include straight, curved, multi-level, fanned, multiple-landings, and more. It can also depend on whether you need it for indoor or outdoor use as well as regular or bariatric use.

 

What are the Costs of Stairlifts?

 

 

The cost of a stairlift can vary depending upon a lot of different factors, including what style you choose, what additional or optional features it includes, the length and style of the staircase, etc. Usually, prices start at $2000 and go upwards. To get accurate pricing, you can call Slip-Proof Safety for a home assessment so that we can provide you with a stairlift best suited to your requirements and budget.

 

Things You Should Consider

 

Before buying a stairlift, there are several things you should consider. You should have easy access to enjoy your entire home. After reaching a certain age, carrying items such as laundry or decorations up and down stairs just does not make sense. It is not worth the risk! Everyone is capable of walking up and down the stairs until one day for whatever reason, you can’t. If you fall, you are risking your independent life style.

 

Ready to Go?

 

Ready to have a stairlift installed in your Chicago home? Contact us today! We provide home installation services for Ameriglide stairlifts.

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