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Stair Lift 101: What You Should Know

Have you ever seen those infomercials showing an elderly person seated on a stair lift easily moving between floors and wanted to learn more about the gadget?

Then look no further! Today’s blog is all about breaking down the benefits that stair lifts might have for the elderly or disabled loved ones in your life.

What is a stair lift?

A stair lift, simply put, is a device specifically designed to safely lift people up and down stairs. The way they’re set up depends on the sort of staircase you’ve got in your home, but typically speaking it’s as simple as mounting a rail on the staircase’s tread.

Stair Lift.

Who uses stair lifts?

Stair lifts aren’t exclusively used by those who can’t walk. In fact, many users are able to walk with the help of aids like canes and crutches and simply carry them as they use their home’s stair lift. These lifts are simply for people who have difficulty using the┬ástairs and are a great way to make a home more accessible.

How many types of stair lifts are there?

Another great question. There are three main types of stair lifts in today’s consumer market: those for straight stairs (the most common), curved, and outdoor use.

Have you ever installed a stairlift in your home? Share your experience in the comments section down below!


  1. I like that you said that stair lifts aren’t just for people who can’t walk, they are for anyone who has any trouble using the stairs. I’m looking at getting one for my mom, but I don’t know if it’s worth it, seeing as she almost never needs to go downstairs. I’m sure it is a great tip for anyone trying to get a stair lift to ask around and look for recommendations from people.

  2. I didn’t realize that there were stair lifts designed for curved stairs. My grandmother lives in a beautiful house with a curved staircase. She is getting too old to use the stairs on her own, so we have been struggling to decide what action to take. I will have to look into a curved stair lift to make sure she can stay in her home and live comfortably!

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