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How to Choose the Right Stair Lift

Whether you’re still debating or have already decided on getting a stair lift, making the ultimate decision about which one to get can be tricky. There are various factors to consider such as the design of your staircase, who will be using the lift, the financial aspects and more. We’re here to remind you of why a stair lift is a great addition, give you things to consider and point you in the direction of a couple stair lifts we offer.

Understand the Benefits

Before we get into choosing a stair lift, it’s important to understand the benefits of having one. Why are stair lifts so beneficial in the first place and why are you considering installing one in your home? Here are some reminders of why they’re a great addition:

1. Safety: One of the greatest benefits to having your own stair lift is having peace of mind knowing you’ll be safe getting up and down the stairs. The stairs are arguably one of the most dangerous spots in the house, so having a machine that will help you avoid that is ideal for injury prevention in seniors.

2. Independence: Whether you’re considering a stair lift for yourself or for an elderly loved one, independence is a huge benefit. It’s not easy having someone there to help you up and down the stairs every time, but with a stair lift you won’t have to worry about that.

3. Staying Home: If you or your loved ones are hoping to age at home for as long as possible, having a stair lift will be of great use.

4. Comfortable: Not only is having a stair lift convenient, but it provides a comfortable and safe ride every time!

Questions to Ask Yourself

It’s possible that you already have lots of questions running through your head about what stair lift to buy. Before making that decision, make sure you have all of your bases covered by asking yourself the following questions, too.

1. What is something stops working? We can service the stair lift if something stops working on it. When you get a stair lift from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment, you won’t need to worry about not being able to get help.

2. What happens if I lose power? You’ll want to choose a stair lift that runs on batteries when it comes to electricity loss.

3. Is my staircase wider or more narrow? If you have a narrow staircase and need a stair lift that’s compact and slim(to a mere 13.6”) when it’s folded, keep that in mind when shopping.

4. How will my energy bill be affected? When you’re deciding what stair lift to get, look for one with a low friction system so you’ll have lower energy bills.

5. What will the installation process be like? For your peace of mind, we usually can install the SL300 or SL600 stair lift in most homes within 3-5 hours. Installation is included when you purchase the SL300 or SL600 Pinnacle Premium Stair Lift from Bellin Health Home Care Equipment.

6. How important are extra safety features? Some stair lifts have added features, like the SL600, which has safety sensors and a light on the arm to show you the stair lift is on and charging properly - if that’s something you’re interested in.

Stair Lifts to Consider

Now it’s time for us to give you our recommendations! Check out the benefits of two stair lifts we offer below to decide which one fits what you’re looking for.

Harmar SL300 Pinnacle Stair Lift:

  • Zero maintenance
  • Low friction system
  • Extended performance motor in case of power loss (up to 40 trips)
  • Lower energy bills
  • Smooth, stable ride
  • Folds compactly to the wall for easy stair navigation

Harmar Summit SL600 Pinnacle Stair Lift:

  • Most lightweight stair lift on the market
  • Sleek and slim
  • Patented drive system in case of power loss (up to 40 trips)
  • Two-person installation
  • Safety sensors

Figuring out which stair lift to choose isn’t a short process, especially since it’s a one-time purchase that can last you for over a decade. That’s why we’re here to help you decide which one is the right fit for you. Please contact us for further guidance and with any questions – we’re happy to help!