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FAQ's of Stairlifts

FAQ's of Stairlifts

, by Richard Spafford, 1 min reading time

  1. What is a stairlift?

A stairlift is a mechanical device that is installed on a staircase to carry people up and down the stairs. It consists of a chair or platform that is attached to a track that runs along the stairs.

  1. Who can benefit from a stairlift?

Stairlifts can benefit anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs due to mobility issues or disabilities. This includes the elderly, people with arthritis, and those recovering from surgery.

  1. How much does a stairlift cost?

The cost of a stairlift can vary depending on several factors, such as the length and complexity of the staircase, the type of stairlift, and any additional features or customization. Generally, prices range from around $2,500 to $10,000 or more.

  1. How long does it take to install a stairlift?

The installation time can vary depending on the complexity of the staircase and the type of stairlift being installed. A typical installation can take anywhere from 2-6 hours.

  1. Can a stairlift be installed on any type of staircase?

Stairlifts can be installed on most types of staircases, including straight, curved, and spiral stairs. However, the design of the stairlift may need to be customized to fit the specific shape of the stairs.

  1. How safe are stairlifts?

Stairlifts are generally considered safe when installed and used properly. They are designed with safety features such as seat belts, safety sensors, and emergency stop buttons.

  1. How much maintenance do stairlifts require?

Stairlifts require minimal maintenance, but regular servicing and cleaning are recommended to ensure they operate smoothly and safely. Manufacturers typically recommend annual servicing by a qualified technician.

  1. Can stairlifts be rented or leased?

Yes, USA Medical Supply offers rental or leasing options for stairlifts. This can be a good option for those who need a stairlift for a temporary period, such as during post-operative recovery. Also, we offer 0% Financing in some instances for Seniors. 

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