Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions on Stair Lifts?

We have a lot of people call and ask questions about stair lifts. Below are the top ten questions and answers on stair lifts or what some people call chair lifts. Either way you say it, it doesn’t matter. Hopefully this is helpful and All Star Medical can help you up or a loved one get up and down the stairs safer.


Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does Medicare pay for stair lifts?

Answer: NO, Medicare does not cover stair lifts. If you have VA benefits you can reach out to them as they will cover them in certain situations.

2. How does the stair lift mount to my stairs?

Answer: They are attached to the tread of the steps with a bracket. The bracket has 4 screws in it and easily mount to most any steps.

3. What type of electrical work is required to install a stair lift?

Answer: All of the electrical wires are inside the track with one wire that comes out and plugs into a regular 3 prong wall outlet.

4. What if you have an obstruction or doorway at the bottom of the steps, Can you still get a stair lift installed?

Answer: Yes, Most stair lifts have a hinge on the track that can be raised up or down so you can have a clear walkway or open a door fully when needed.

5. Are my stairs wide enough for a stair lift?

Answer: Your stairs can be as small as 26 inches wide and still work. In most cases it is no problem if your stairs are 32 inches or wider. That’s why its a good idea for us to come out on one of our free home assessments to see what we can do to make your like easier.

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Top 17 Stair Lift Tips


Top 17 Stair Lift Tips For Buyers:

1. The chair lift can be stopped before it reaches the bottom step. Acorn stair lifts are totally supported by brackets attached to the stairs.

2. Stairways in good shape do not need any additional support for a stair lift. When the Bruno Stair Lift Installation is done, the contractor will inspect the stairway.

3. Acorn stairway lifts cannot be modified by removing the arms for a wider seating area. The arms and seat belt secure the person moving from one level to another.

4. To accommodate doorways at the landings, the stairlift rails can be moved away from the wall if there is adequate width. All Acorn stairway lifts are tested to make sure the user has adequate room.

5. Only the comfortable chair is to be used for transportation from one level to another; the foot rests of acorn chair lifts are not designed to hold the weight of a person in transit.

6. Stairway chair lifts used outside require special design accommodations.

7. Outdoor acorn stair lifts have special covers for the motor and chair and may even have a heater for cold climates.

8. This stair elevator operates on a switch; to keep unauthorized people from using this fun transportation machines a key lock can be installed. Without a key being inserted, the acorn stairlift will not move.

9. Most acorn lifts are installed in personal residence; an acorn stair lift in an area that can be used by other people is classified as commercial installation.

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