Stair lifts are a great fall prevention tool for the home.
At some point, most of us realize that our home just doesn’t work for us the way we want it to.We find things that are more difficult to do or we think, “Someday, I’m not going to be able to do this anymore.” That’s just part of growing older … and something you need to recognize if you plan to age in place. If you have stairs in your home, you’ll probably think about them that way at some point.
With today’s technology, no one should feel that way about their home … especially about stairs. One of the most economical accessibility products to this problem are stair lifts.
Why stair lifts?
Stair lifts can be installed in a way that they blend with the design of your home and provide the functionality you need. They are easy to use and remove a barrier that can keep you from the levels of your home. We help customers choose the right stair lift for their needs, then have it installed properly by factory-trained installers.
Do you or a loved one have a need for greater safety at home? If you would like a stair lift installed in your home in the Avon or Hartford, CT areas, then Forever Home can help.
Stair lifts are a home accessibility product that solve a major for people who have trouble (or should be extra careful) going up and down stairs. Falls are a very real danger … especially for older adults. A stair lift can be a fantastic tool you can use to prevent falls at home.
Fall statistics 1
- One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
- Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
- Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
- Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
Older adults wishing to remain in good health must think about and do what they can to prevent falling at home. Besides, improving access to other levels in your house helps ensure you can enjoy every room of your home.
More about stair lifts
Learning which model stair lift is right your you and your home is as easy as giving us a call. Once we talk with you about your specific needs, we will recommend models that will meet those needs, gather any information needed for purchasing the stair lift and get it installed.
Straight rail stairlift: Installed for straight staircases.
Curved rail stairlift: Installed for curved staircases. Sometimes called a “curved rail stairlift”.
Outdoor stair lift: Installed outside of your home. Weatherproof models for curved or straight stairs outdoors.
Incline platform lift for stairs: Installed for individuals who use a wheelchair. Includes a platform for the wheelchair instead of a chair.
How much do stairlifts cost?
The cost of stair lifts vary, depending on manufacturer, model and features. Typically, they range from about $3,000 – $6,000. For perspective, that’s the price range for one month living at an assisted living facility.
The cost may vary depending on the brand and specific features needed. For example, some custom curve rail configurations can cost up to $12,000.
Installation costs vary, but generally run $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the complexity of the installation.
If you need help paying for your stairlift, there are grants and organizations that can offer assistance if you qualify.
The choice of a lift for your stairs should be based on your needs now or ones that you may have in the future. Kathy Subasic, owner of Forever Home is an Occupational Therapist as well as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist with decades of experience helping people live safe and healthy at home.
1. National Council on Aging, Fall Prevention Facts, https://www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/