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4 Steps Towards Selecting The Right Stair Lift

By | Stair Lifts | February 28, 2018 | Comments (0)

 

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly offer a selection of high-quality stair lifts of both the straight and curved variety. We know that since every stair lift user has individual needs and every staircase as its own unique design, there is no one stair lift that makes the perfect fit for everyone. As a result, it’s important to take a few steps (pun intended) to ensure that the stair lift you select for your loved one’s use in your home is the right one.

Here are four:

Step #1: Specifying the user’s mobility issues.

Many stair lift users are wheelchair users as well. But many others use other mobility solutions such as walkers. Determining a user’s needs is of paramount importance. Does he/she have adequate upper body strength to transition him/herself from a wheelchair to the stair lift? Or is a caregiver needed in order to make the process an easier and safer one?

“The most important thing that should be considered when choosing a stair lift is the user’s mobility,” insists Eric Rubel on CaringVillage.com, “This will determine whether or not a stair lift is the safest mobility solution. When reaching out to a local dealer, be sure to help them understand the needs of the user so that they can recommend the best possible solution.”

Step #2: Clarifying the type of staircase you have.

As mentioned, stair lifts can be installed on both straight and curved staircases. Naturally, the nature of your staircase will play a huge role in the type of stair lift you decide to install. As Mike Humphreys of HomeAdvisor points out on their website, “Straight staircases are easier to install stair lifts upon and generally cost less money to do so” while “curved staircases require an extensive survey of the site and typically take longer and cost more to install.”

Step #3: Determining your budget and locating funding options.

“Before taking a deep dive into stair lift research, it is important to have an idea of how much you are willing to spend,” says Rubel. Of course, whether or not you will be able to afford your stair lift will play a role in deciding upon which one you choose. However, at LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we don’t believe that affordability should present a barrier between your loved one and his/her ability to get access to the various levels of your home.

We’re happy to inform you that there are funding options for home healthcare products in Ontario. And LifeCare Mobility Solutions has over 5 years of experience working with funding agencies to obtain the financial assistance that is required by our clients who need to make their homes accessible again. We have complete knowledge of all available funding sources, applications and processes necessary to get the funding you need!

Step #4: Contacting LifeCare Mobility Solutions today!

As you’re likely aware, there are certainly more than just four steps to selecting the right stair lift. By contacting us, you’ll get the expert assistance you need to get through them quickly and accurately. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 647-350-4488 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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