Straight Stairlifts, Vertical Platform Lifts, and Curved Stairlifts
Get The Best Stairlift For Your HomeAs you get older simple tasks that you've done all your life, like walking up the stairs, become difficult. If you have trouble getting around your house, you might start to feel that you’re losing your independence. It’s around this time that people consider selling the home they love or they begin to think about moving into a nursing home.
Choosing to invest in a stairlift can help you preserve your freedom and save some money in the process. If you have an elderly parent that's struggling with mobility, a stairlift will allow them to stay in the home they love, for a fraction of the cost of buying a new home or moving into a nursing home.
However, not all stair lifts the same. There is a lot to consider before settling on the best mobility solution for an elderly person. Let's go over everything you need to know about stairlifts so you can make the best decision.
What Sets Stairlifts Apart?There are two main things that set all stairlifts apart – the warranty and the drive mechanism.
The WarrantyWhen doing your research, you should find out what kind of warranty the manufacturer provides - this is indicative of if they stand by their product or not. Most companies offer a limited lifetime warranty – this is limited in their favor, not yours. The goal for them is to get you on future service calls. In the market today most people will charge in the range of $115-165 for the first hour and then $80-$130 for any hour thereafter. We can diagnose and resolve most problems on the phone, free of charge – all we need is for you to be our eyes, ears, and hands. The most common call we get is, “The stairlift beeps when it’s at the top or bottom.” This beeping tells us that the battery is beginning to fail and will need to be replaced soon – if your stairlift beeps for any reason, call us, we diagnose and resolve 95% of problems on the phone free of charge to our customers.
We also stand by our product so much that we offer an industry leading Lifetime Warranty on our grease-free worm drive stairlifts.
The Drive MechanismThe drive mechanism is what moves the stairlift up and down the stairs. There are 3 main drive mechanisms:
- Winch Drive: The winch drive was the drive mechanism used in the first stairlift built in America in 1924. A winch is a mechanical device that is used to wind up or wind out the wire cable around a drum – they’re reliable, dependable, and hideously ugly. We do not recommend these for your main staircase.
- Rack & Pinion: Every manufacturer on the market carries a Rack & Pinion. The Rack & Pinion is similar to a bicycle chain system. There is a fixed, metal, grooved track that a circular gear rolls up and down on. The downside to this drive mechanism is the grease that it requires and the dust, pet hair, and all other house hold dirt that can get in the drive mechanism.
- Grease Free Worm Drive: The most reliable and dependable drive mechanism on the market. Designed to be able to make 100 trips a day the Worm Drive utilizes a Helical Polymer Worm Gear that rotates along the track to raise and lower the lift. Maintenance free, grease free - the only thing you need to clean it, if you choose to clean it, is a feather duster. We offer a Lifetime Warranty on our two Grease Free Worm Drive lifts: The Medallion and The Nautilus.
Why You May Need A Stairlift1. Maintaining balance - If walking has become difficult for you, tackling the stairs in your home increases your risk of a fall - and stairs are the most dangerous place in any home. If you're not careful, you can easily receive a broken bone or another serious injury. Think of a stairlift as a peace of mind solution to your stairs.
2. Help with health conditions - Stair lifts relieve symptoms of a variety of health conditions in ways that many people don’t realize. For example, it can help you avoid the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. These joints get inflamed when strain is placed upon them from walking up and down the stairs.
A stair lift ensures that a trip upstairs doesn’t result in pain, and a trip downstairs doesn't result in a fall.
Get Your Stair Lift in Louisville, KY Today!Don’t let the stairs slow you down! You can keep your mobility, freedom, and home in Louisville, Kentucky by purchasing a stair lift. A lift makes it possible for you to stay in your own home and reduces fall risk in the most dangerous place in every home, the stairs. If you're a caregiver, you can breathe a sigh of relief that your loved one has a safe way to move up and down the stairs.
Our stair lifts are safe, customizable, easy to install, and ready for delivery. You can order your own stair lift and have it on its way as quickly as today.
Don't delay your freedom. Give us a call at 502.324.3900 for more information or click here to learn more about the lifts we offer.
We're committed to helping people regain their mobility.
If you are struggling to use your stairs, have trouble standing up, or are simply trying to stay ahead of a loved one's mobility, give us a call. We're happy to help you or a loved one retain their independence.Read more
We're Committed to Offering You the Best Service
- 24/7 Support
- Lifetime Warranty on Worm Drive Lifts
- Made in the USA
- 28 Years in Business