Cleveland residents unable to move up or down stairs safely need a stair chair lift. Stair lifts help people with reduced mobility to maintain their independence and age in home. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best stair lift companies in Cleveland to help you compare stair chair lifts and find ways to save money.
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If you or a loved one has reduced mobility and resides in a multi-floor home in Cleveland, a stair chair lift is a critical purchase that increases users’ safety and independence. Older homeowners in Lee-Harvard, Lee-Seville and Fairfax are the most likely to invest in a stair chair lift, but people of any age benefit from stair chair lifts as well, especially those with injuries or disabilities.
How to choose stair lifts in Cleveland
Stair lift cost
Straight stair lift
Less expensive, mass-produced, easy installation
$2,000-$5,000 including installation
Curved stair lift
More expensive, custom made, for homes with curving staircases or landings
Seated stair lift
Allows for seated riders
$2,500-$5,000 for straight
$8,000+ for curved
Standing stair lift
Allows people to ride upright
$2,500-$5,000 for straight $8,000+ for curved
Standard safety features for seated lifts include seatbelts, footrests, armrests and an emergency stop switch for safety.
Numerous other features are available; for instance, some lifts have battery backups allowing them to run during power outages. Heavier duty models are also available for larger riders and people in wheelchairs.
Ask a stair chair lift professional in Cleveland about the following:
Any pre-owned or refurbished units available
Availability of replacement parts
How much does a stair lift cost in Cleveland?
Stair lift costs in Cleveland range from $2,000 to $10,000. Know that the length and shape of the staircase heavily impact the cost, and financing options are available for those who qualify. While stair chair lifts may seem expensive, they are still cheaper than moving into a full-time care facility.
Professional installation costs approximately $70 per hour, but some manufacturers include this cost in their price. If you do not have an outlet near the staircase, budget to hire a Cleveland electrician as well.
Does medicare cover stair lifts?
Medicare does not pay for stair chair lifts, but some of Medicare’s advantage plans pay a portion. Elderly consumers in Cleveland looking for financial assistance should inquire with local senior organizations about potential discount programs, and veterans disabled during military service should check with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Handicare was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in St. Louis. It does not have a showroom in Ohio, but it does have dealers in Cleveland. All its stair chair lifts have a minimum five-year warranty, and many come with a lifetime warranty. Stair lift reviews mention convenient installations and being happy with the purchase.
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