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Answers to Your Questions About Stair Lifts

If you or a loved one have experienced a change in your mobility that has made it difficult to go up and down stairs, a stair lift may be a necessary addition to your home. If you're not sure why a stair lift may be necessary, or how it could be a benefit to help you maintain your independence at home, we've compiled these FAQs as a resource for you. Browse through this list of questions to learn more about how a stair lift can add safety for those with limited mobility. If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical or browse our available stair lift options. 

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What is a stair lift?

Climbing the stairs can be a challenge to aging individuals, those suffering from an injury, disability, or struggle with mobility. A stair lift is a mechanical device mounted to the treads of your stairs to assist in lifting you both up and down your staircase in an attached chair or lifting platform. 

Why should I get a stair lift? 

Climbing the stair may be a challenge or dangerous for you. Many homes are not set up to meet your changing mobility and accessibility needs. A stair lift is an adjustment they will allow you to more easily access areas of your home that may be a struggle to get to as you may have to use the stairs. Being able to adequately access all levels of your home will allow you to live in your home much longer by safely navigating the stairs. 

What are the benefits offered by a stair lift?

There are numerous benefits to incorporating a stair lift, here are a few of the top benefits:

  • Peace of mind accessing areas of home
  • Additional safety to individual going up and down the stairs
  • Reduces/prevents injury on the stairs
  • Can individually operate the stair lift 
  • Comfortable ride 
  • Restores independence
  • Allows individuals to stay at home
  • Can be a short-term solution for those with an injury 
  • Affordable option to encourage aging in place 


How does a stair lift work?

Your stair lift is attached to the treads of your staircase not the wall. When you operate your stair lift the lift will travel up or down the stairway when the rider pushes and holds down the switch. The chair will beep one then stop automatically when the chair reaches the top or bottom of the staircase. If you release the switch at any point along the way the lift will start beeping and stop immediately.


Are stair lifts easy to operate?

There are numerous makes and models of stair lifts to best fit your staircase and needs. Stair lifts have simple controls and robust safety features. Stair lifts are tailored and installed to make sure they are ready to use and best fitted to your home for convenient use.


How do I choose a stair lift?

Not sure what kind of stair lift will work best in your home? Our experts are happy to examine the layout of your home to find a customized solution and provide you with a detailed price quote. Browse our stair lift options here.


What stair lifts are available?

Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical works with leading manufacturers to provide all our home healthcare equipment. That means we only provide equipment from trusted brands you can depend on for home accessibility and mobility. We offer a variety of brands and styles of stair lifts available for purchase or short-term rental. Along with brands and style we offer a range of price points to fit within your budget needs. Browse our straight stair liftscurved stair lifts, and heavy-duty stair lifts.  


How do I get the stair lift assembled in my home?

Our experts at Hudson Pharmacy & Surgical are happy to help from the beginning to end of your stair lift selection and installation process. Contact us today to learn more and get in touch with an expert. 



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