Unfortunately, getting older often has physical consequences. People suffering from these consequences often experience severe pain, but are also limited in their mobility. Even at a young age, a serious accident can happen and make climbing stairs arduous to impossible. A stairlift or home lift can be a solution in cases like these. Here are a few tips on what to pay attention to when looking for a stairlift.
Find the most cost effective option
The wide range of modern stairlifts make it difficult to choose which lift would suit your needs and home best. Therefore, it is advised to test the stairlift and make comparisons before the purchase. In addition, health insurance and long-term care insurance might also offer funding opportunities on some types of lifts.
But the spatial conditions must also be taken into account. A good starting point for this is a non-binding consultation with various providers. As a rule, the consultant will not only recommend the appropriate lift, but will also assist with installation and financing options.
The price of a stairlift depends on the functions and the stair, but also on the quality and the chosen supplier. Often the personal situation is decisive: While a stairlift is a sensible investment for a permanent walking disability, leasing a stairlift or renting can be useful for temporary walking disabilities (e.g. rehabilitation time after serious accidents).
In the case of a used lift, the installation costs must be calculated by an expert. The prices increase due to curve guides or if they extend over several floors and are open at the top.
It is important to compare different suppliers and their prices. Obtain enough offers to be able to assess the market and ask your health insurance and nursing care insurance for funding options!
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