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Why People Finally Decide to Install a Stair Lift

Install a Stair LiftIt is becoming more common to install a stair lift into your home. Most homes have staircases that become challenging to manage as we age. Stairs can also be difficult if one has suffered an injury affecting mobility. Stair lifts offer you a solution to staying in your home, even if you’ve become injured or find age makes climbing difficult. These are some of the reasons people decide to install a stair lift in their home.

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Common Stair Lift Problems (and How to Fix Them)

Common Stair Lift Problems (and How to Fix Them)Adding a stair lift to your home can change your life, or at least make things a lot easier. But like any piece of equipment, your stair lift can run into problems from time to time.  Some of these stair lift problems will require professional attention, but you can remedy many of them on your own. Here are a few common stair lift issues you might encounter.

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What are the Benefits of Stair Lifts for Wheelchairs?

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Twenty years out from the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the world still isn’t always kind to wheelchair users.

Just ask anyone who’s visited a supposedly “accessible” business only to find a step at the front door or a narrow entryway.

That’s why it’s crucial that people who use wheelchairs feel safe and comfortable at home, and why stair lifts for wheelchair users are so valuable.

Read on to learn some of the benefits of a wheelchair stair lift.

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Do Stair Lifts Use a Lot of Electricity (and Other Common Questions)

We’ve been providing stair lift installations for long enough now to anticipate certain questions.

Will it work if I have a curved staircase?

Do stair lifts use a lot of electricity?

Is it safe?

All reasonable questions, all of which we can answer. In this blog post, we’ll address some of the common questions we get from customers considering a stair lift installation.

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Stair Lift Myths Vs Stair Lift Facts

On one hand, a stair lift is a simple device: a chair, a railing, a power source, designed to get users up and down the steps. They could be curved stair lift or straight, but they still have the same basic job.

However, there are a lot of misconceptions about stair lifts. In this blog post, we’ll try to separate the myths about stair lifts from the facts.

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How Often Should I Have My Stair Lift Serviced?

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The idea of going more than a year without taking your car to a mechanic seems ridiculous.

Even if we weren’t required by law to have our vehicles inspected, we’d want to have a professional check them out to make sure everything was in good working order.

The same thing applies to your stair lift. Having it serviced once a year can ensure safe passage for you or your loved ones. Continue reading "How Often Should I Have My Stair Lift Serviced?"

What Type of Stair Lift is Right for Me?

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When we’re just starting out in life, the phrase “the American dream” conjures up images of things like landing a great job or owning your own home.

Older Americans, meanwhile, have a different dream: staying in that home as they age. Survey after survey has found that a majority of people 55 and over want to live as independently for as they can as long as they can. Continue reading "What Type of Stair Lift is Right for Me?"