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Frequently Asked Stair Lift Questions

Posted by Kevin Brown on

They are many misconceptions when it comes to stair lifts so below we have some frequently ask questions. I hope this comes in handy. Feel free to share.


Frequently Asked Stair Lift Questions:


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.

How does the stiar 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.

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 wall outlet.

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

Answer: Yes, Most stair lifts have an 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.

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 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 estimate to see what we can do make your like easier.

What if my stair have a curve or angle in them?

Answer: That typically requires a curved stair lift which takes longer to manufacturer and is much more expensive. Sometimes you can install two straight stiar lifts cheaper than you can one cuved stair lift.

Can you install stair lifts out side?

Answer: yes we can.

What is the weight capacity of a stair lift?

Answer: Most have a 300 lb capacity but you can go up to 350- 500 lb weight limits.

Will my stair lift work if the power goes out?

Answer: Yes. You have batterybackups for situations like this and they typically have 10-12 lifts in them until power is brought back on.

On average how wide does a stair lift stick out?

Answer: When in use its around 24-25 inches and when it not in use and folded up its around 13 inches.

I hope this is helpful and if All Star Medical can answer anymore of your questions feel free to call us at 615-730-9438.

Thanks 

Kevin Brown

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