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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Stair lift

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by Bellin Health Home Care Equipment Blogger

If you’ve made the decision to age in-home, chances are you’ll eventually need an accessibility solution such as a stair lift. Here are some questions we recommend you ask before selecting your new stair lift, courtesy of Bellin Health Home Care Equipment:

  • Who will install the stair lift?

Your friendly team at Bellin Health Home Care Equipment will install it for you! Our staff has years of experience, and can make sure that your stair lift is put in place with precision, care and professionalism.

  • Is there enough room on my staircase for a stair lift?


There are many adaptable fittings that can make installing a stair lift a reality, even for narrow staircases. Our experts can evaluate your home ahead of time to make sure the stair lift is the best fit for your home.


  • What kind of stair lift should I get?

Bellin Health Home Care Equipment  carries stair lifts for both straight and curved staircases. Typically, you will need a curved stair lift if there is a landing on your staircase, but you can choose two straight stair lifts as well.

  • How much will the stair lift cost?

The analogy we like to use is that installing a stair lift is like installing carpet—the cost all depends on what you get, and how much of it you need!

  • How easy is it to use the stair lift?


If you have limited manual dexterity due to arthritis or other conditions, look for a stair lift with light-touch controls. Some models come with remote controls, which can be convenient if you have more than one person using the stair lift.


  • What safety features should I look for?


Look for things such as seats that can swivel for you to get on and off easily, but will lock in place when it’s moving. You should also ask if your stair lift comes with sensors on the foot platform that stop the unit if there’s an obstruction in its path.


Bellin Health Home Care Equipment  is here to help you move independently in your own home. Call us today to schedule an appointment to get an evaluation of your home. We offer free home delivery for qualifying customers—see store for details!

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