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5 Reasons Why You Should Avoid Used Stair Lifts

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger

Deciding to install a stair lift in your home naturally brings with it many questions. One question we hear at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment is whether or not someone should purchase a used stair lift. It’s understandable, as it’s the cheaper route to go. However, before you purchase second-hand equipment, consider the following:

  • You could put yourself at risk for a fall.

Older Americans are hospitalized more for a fall than for anything else. With a used stair lift, you have no idea how much it has been used or abused, and run the risk of it breaking down while you are using it.

  • No professional installation.

Many stair lift manufacturers will not honor the warranty if it was not installed by an authorized installer.  When you purchase a new stair lift Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, you will have the benefit of professional installation.

  • May cost more money in the long run.

A used stair lift may save you money initially, but you may also be purchasing something that is out of warranty. If you have to pay for repairs, you may end up spending more than you save. You also have no guarantee that the battery is any good.

  • You have no guarantee that the used stair lift will fit your staircase


At Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, we make sure the stair lift can be adapted to your home. We can use custom fittings to ensure that it fits on your staircase.


  • It’s worth the investment to buy new.

Remember, a stair lift is more than just a home modification—it’s an investment. It could mean the difference between aging in-home or moving to a retirement facility. The investment of staying in the place where you’ve made a lifetime of memories is well worth it.

Let the experts at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment help. We can answer all your questions about installing a stair lift in your home, and make sure you get the right one for you. Call us today for a free consultation.


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