March 12, 2019

Frequently asked questions about stair lifts

For people with mobility issues that don’t want to move out of their current homes, stair lifts are and excellent alternative to downsizing to a different home or retirement community. Choosing the right stair lift for your home depends on a number of factors, including the number of stairs being covered, whether your staircase is straight or curved, the number of landings (if any), etc.

At Hampton Roads Mobility, we get a lot of questions about stair lifts. Here’s a list of the ones we get asked most frequently:

What exactly is a stair lift?

A stair lift is a motorized chair that provides a safe and easy way for people with mobility issues to get up and down stairs.

If the power goes out, will I still be able to use my stair lift?

Yes, stair lifts are battery operated, so they’ll still be fully functional if you lose electricity for any reason.

How long does it take to have a stair lift installed in my home?

Depending on the type of stair lift you want and the different features of your stairway, a stair lift can generally be professionally installed by us in three to six hours.

Will other people without mobility issues in my house still be able to use the stairs once a lift is installed?

Yes, many current models can fold up flush against the wall, so your stairs will still be fully functional for all others.

Can stair lifts also be installed outside?

Yes, there are a number of models that are built to withstand the elements, including rain.

For any other questions you may have about chair lifts, visit the “Products” section of our website, or feel free to give us a call at 757-663-5457. We’ll be happy to come out to your home to provide you with a free assessment and answer any additional questions you may have.

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