4 Myths About Stairlifts

Stairlifts are a popular form of mobility equipment that can be installed in your home for easier travel up and down the steps. There are numerous benefits to having them in your house if you have difficulty with mobility.

Here are some common myths about stairlifts in Maryland that we can easily debunk for you:

Myth #1 – Stairlifts Only Fit Traditional Stairways.

Stairlifts have been around for a while but they’ve come a long way with regard to their customization. Gone are the days when mobility equipment like stairlifts could only be installed on standard, straight staircases. Modern stairlifts can be customized to work well with:

  • Short or split-level stairs
  • Curved staircases
  • Narrow stairways
  • Wide stairways
  • Extended staircases

Myth #2 – A Stairlift Will Take Up My Entire Staircase.

Many homeowners worry that if they have a stairlift installed, the equipment will be bulky and take up the width of the staircase. If this were true, it would surely make those without mobility issues have difficulty traveling up and down the staircase. Fortunately, stairlifts have become more advanced over the years and are minimally invasive to your space. Most come with a seat that is easily folded upwards so that you don’t have to compromise space on the stairs.

Myth #3 – Stairlifts are Expensive.

When it comes to budgeting for a stairlift, you should consider what any alternative would cost in order for you to see how much of a money-saving option having one installed can be. Stairlifts range from a few thousand dollars up to $20,000 depending on your mobility and installation requirements. However, having a stairlift installed is much cheaper than alternatives like:

  • Moving into a new home
  • Relocating to an assisted living facility
  • Renovating your home so that the main floor has everything you need to live your daily life comfortably

Additionally, stairlifts are available for rental if you are dealing with a temporary injury or if your mobility issues will not last long-term. Renting a stairlift can be a more affordable option, so talk to a Maryland mobility equipment expert before deciding whether to rent or buy.

Myth #4 – A Stairlift Will Stop Working if the Power Goes Out.

Although stairlifts do require an electrical outlet for the lift to be plugged in, they are commonly equipped with a charging contact which will allow the lift to run for some time even if the power goes out or the lift gets unplugged. Your Maryland mobility equipment expert can help you find the safest and most reliable stairlift out there.

Your Resource for Stairlifts in Maryland

Freedom Mobility has a wide variety of stairlifts and other mobility equipment that can be installed in your home, as well as mobility accessories that are easy to travel with and store. Visit our showroom or contact us today to learn more about our Maryland stairlifts.

Madison Wine December 7, 2023
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