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What to Consider When Selecting the Right Stairlift for Your Home

Choosing the right stairlift for your home may seem like a daunting task, but with the help of the Liftavator team, you can ensure your new stairlift matches your lifestyle, current and future mobility requirements, and the needs of your entire family.

With several options, we thought the following questions will be helpful when selecting the stairlift that’s right for you. These considerations are important to review if you wish to remain in the home you love without the worry of limited mobility. If you have any questions at all, the staff at Liftavator is ready with answers.

Which stairlift best fits my staircase?

Let’s start with practicality: If a stairlift doesn’t fit your staircase, it’s definitely not the one for you! Stairlifts are meant to make life easier for you and your family, so if it becomes an obstacle to free, and most importantly safe, movement up and down the stairs or just doesn’t meet your needs as you thought it would, there’s an issue that needs to be addressed.

Liftavator has installed stairlifts all across eastern North Carolina and we can recommend and place the stairlift that fits each one of your mobility and lifestyle needs.

Is it easy to operate a stairlift?

Think about who’ll be using the stairlift, why it’s needed, and how easy specific stairlifts will be for that person to operate. If you or a loved one has a problem with manual dexterity due to arthritis for example, you’ll need to take that into consideration by looking for a model with light touch controls or a remote-control function that lets other members of your family help.

What safety features do I need?

Installing a stairlift in your home or the home of a loved one is a long-term investment that must satisfy your needs today, tomorrow, and the years to come. Whatever your mobility issues may be, it’s key to ensure your stairlift includes features that will keep you safe, secure, and independent.

Several features should be considered when it comes to the safety of the stairlift. Folding foot rests and seats make the lift more compact and less noticeable. Seat belts are a must, and should be worn any time the lift is in use. Swivel seats make it easier to get on and off the chair. If there’s more than one user, a call-send feature is a must—you’ll be able to retrieve the chair if it’s at the opposite end of the stairs. Every stair lift should also have an emergency stop switch.

Is there a warranty or after sales service?

Not only can we recommend the best stairlift for you and your home, but we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you have as you start using your new stairlift. We’re proud to offer a five-year warranty on our stairlifts.

If service is ever needed, our technicians will ensure it’s in perfect working order—giving you the peace of mind your stairlift will never leave you stranded. We recommend a bi-annual service for all our products where we check all operational functions. The process usually takes about an hour.

How long will I have to wait?

A member of our team will visit your home to determine which stairlift meets your specific needs. When a final decision is made, we’ll book a day for installation and you’ll be able to use your new stairlift the same day!

For more information on residential and commercial elevators, stairlifts, vertilifts, ramps, and more, visit www.liftavator.com or call (252) 634-1717 today.

(Sources: Disabled Living Foundation; Consumer Affairs; SFGATE; San Francisco Chronicle; HomeAdvisor; and Huffington Post.)

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