Are Stairlifts Worth It?
If you are asking yourself this question, then the answer might be ‘yes’. This blog post will answer a few questions about why you might buy a stairlift.
We have spoken to thousands of people about this very question over the years. We conclude that yes, if the stairs are scary or beginning to tire you out, then a stairlift could be the answer. There are of course some other factors to think about.
Is a stairlift too expensive?
There are lots of financial supports available for anyone who needs a stairlift. These are often means-tested. Secondhand stairlifts are also very popular nowadays.
I need a stairlift, or do I?
If your mobility is becoming more impaired it’s a good idea to speak to your healthcare provider. A doctor or occupational therapist will tell you what type of stairlift you will need if you need one.
I need a short outdoor stairlift, what should I do?
Outdoor stairlifts are very popular in Ireland. Lots of homes have slippery steps leading up to the front door. Straight stairlifts can be a lifesaver in this instance. These durable lifts can make getting in and out of one’s home much easier.
Do stair lifts damage stairs or walls?
You may be wondering if a stairlift will damage your walls or stairs. Or will a stairlift even fit on your stairs?
The good news is that stairlifts attach to the stairs (not the walls). Firm leg supports screw into the steps and landings. This means that the only visible marks left are some small screw holes. If you have a carpet these are near invisible.
Are stairlifts permanent?
Residential stairlifts are not a permanent fixture. Well-maintained they can last up to twenty years! They can be removed if you want to replace floor coverings or carpets.
Do stairlifts devalue a home?
The cost of removing an old stairlift is negligible when compared to the cost of a house. Expect to pay between €200-€400 depending on the lift.
If someone who needs a stairlift is moving into the home it may even add value.
There are pros and cons to getting a stairlift. Generally speaking, if you think you need one, you should at least look at your options. Hopefully this blog post and website will help you decide which option is the best for you.