A Consumers Guide To Buying a Stair Lift For Your Home

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Stair lifts are becoming more and more popular for people who need help getting up and down the stairs in their homes. Stair lifts provide the ability for those with low-mobility to be more independent. 

While they are super helpful, they can also be very intimidating to find, purchase, and install. 

You've come to the right place to find out all you need to know about buying a stair lift. Read on to get all the information you'll need before making your final purchase. 

Benefits of a Stair Lift

Stairs are obviously much more difficult to navigate for those with mobility issues, but oftentimes those individuals are generally still able to get into their stair lift chair and hold onto their assistive device (cane, walker, etc) at the same time. 

This also allows the customer to continue to stay in their home regardless of their limitations. For those who are already experiencing their life changing dramatically, being able to stay in a familiar place can make a huge difference in overall happiness. 

Buying a Stair Lift

Not many people have experience making this type of purchase, so it's really important to know how to buy a stair lift and know what to look for before committing. 

One of the most important things to consider is the type of stairs that you have in your home and how they will interact with the stair lift. You'll also need to take the size of the stairwell into account. 

Many people choose buying a used stair lift over a brand new one to save money on the overall cost

There is also a case to be made for buying vs renting a stair lift. Setting your budget before beginning your shopping will help you more easily find the right stair lift for your specific situation. 

Installing a Stair Lift

Another of the important factors to think about when buying a stair lift is who is going to be installing the machine. 

Some can be installed without the help of a trained technician. Occasionally, the company selling the stair lift will offer installation as an option. This cost is worked into the overall price, which is very helpful. 

Choosing to have a professional installation is often the better choice to ensure the safety and protection of the person who will be regularly using the stair lift. 

Find the Right Stair Lift 

Buying a stair lift means extended independence and sense of normalcy.

If you're interested in learning more about stair lifts and how to purchase one, contact your local BraunAbility dealer today

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