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Guide: how to choose the perfect stairlift

Aging at home has become increasingly popular, and more seniors are actively looking to avoid spending the later years of their life in an assisted living facility. However, as our loved ones age, their mobility often decreases and this can create difficulty in navigating the stairs of their home. A Stannah Stairlift serves as the perfect solution to this problem. However, when installing a starilift, it is important to choose the model that best suits your needs. A recent Huffington Post article offered helpful tips to reference when purchasing a stairlift.

Choose the right stairlift for your home

Straight vs Curved Stairlifts

Stannah Starlifts are sold in two basic styles; straight and curved. The type you will purchase is dependent on the staircase in your home.

A straight stairlift is installed on a flight of stairs that ascends in a straight line uninterrupted by landings, bends or curves. These types of lifts typically cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

Homes with more elaborate staircases that feature corners, bends and changes in direction, will require a curved lift. Depending on the complexity of the installation, these lifts can cost $8,000 or more.



It is important to note that all Stannah Stairlifts mount to the stair treads as opposed to the wall. This process allows for these devices to be installed in virtually any home without any major modifications or hindering their sturdiness and safety.


Lift Features

Your loved one’s physical body and health will play a crucial role in the purchase of a Stannah Starilift. Each Stairlift has a variety of features, however, their placement and functionality will have a direct impact on your satisfaction.

For example, a larger person will require a heavy-duty lift with a bigger lifting capacity, or a taller person will necessitate a raised seat. Those with weakened joints who find difficulty bending at the knee, standing stairlifts (more commonly known as perchlifts) are also available.

Stannah also offers a variety of colors and fabrics to blend in with the décor of the home of your loved one.

It is important to take into account all facets of your loved one’s health and needs before purchasing a stairlift.

With a Stannah Stairlift, you are guaranteed a durable product designed to meet all requirements without sacrificing functionality, ensuring your loved ones are able to utilize their stairift to its fullest potential.


Buying your Stairlift

While there are some other options for purchasing a Stairlift, Stannah Stairlifts is one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry. With a Stannah Stairlift you can be certain that your loved one will be able to safely navigate their homes independently.

Medicare does not cover the cost of a stairlift. However, there a variety of payment options available to make the installation of a stairlift affordable, including short term rentals.

Please check out some of our other blog posts for more information on buying your stairlift.

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