“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While it may be a little bit different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, the holiday season, which often brings joy and cheer is officially here. It is a very busy time as we scramble to decorate, find gifts, and bake holiday cookies.
During these unprecedented times, the safest place where everyone can be is the comfort of their own home. As a result, some have been trying to bring a parent or loved one home from a senior or assisted living facility temporarily to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.
If you’ve been thinking about buying or renting a stair lift, you’re probably wondering which model is the best one to buy. Ranking any type of product can be subjective and if you ask 100 people, you’re likely to get many different answers. However, when you compare several makes and models of popular stair lifts side by side, it’s not too hard to see which ones rank better than others.
When buying a stairlift, it is important to consider your purchasing options. These include buying a new unit, a used unit, or even renting a stairlift. Like most purchases, there are pros and cons to each of these options. Let’s take a closer look.
Some people may think of a stair lift as a permanent solution for somebody that will never be able to climb the stairs on their own again. This is a misconception. Many stair lift providers offer rental and lease to own units for those with temporary mobility issues.
If you’ve been shopping for a home stair lift, you may have received estimates that vary significantly in price. You may have also seen a wide range of prices listed across the internet if you've been doing research online. If so, you’re probably asking yourself why one provider is willing to install a new straight rail stair lift for $1,999 and one is quoting a cost of $2,200 to $ 5,000 for a similar product that may be new or used.