3 Step Guide to Getting a Stair Lift
When looking for the best stair lift system for your handicapped loved ones or the elderly members of the family, you can’t settle for anything less than perfect. After all, such adaptive equipment are supposed to provide a means for them to live a fuller life despite their condition that constrains them from easily and safely performing everyday tasks like climbing the stairs.
But how can you get a stair lift system that not only works well and has a set of features that attends well to your handicapped loved ones’ needs but also fits your budget? Here’s a short guide to let you find the stair lift you need.
Step 1: Shortlist
Unlike ordinary shopping, when looking to purchase mobility solutions, you should be discerning and scrutinizing. And you should not settle for just one shop and one lift candidate. Visit several retail outlets and shortlist an itinerary of possible stair lift models you’d want to see for yourself.
One way to properly narrow down the wide range of choices is by short listing stair lift system manufacturers. Some manufacturers only produce straight lifts while others may focus on curved. Some may have a different set of standard features than others. Look at what a lift brand focuses on and is renowned for and decide based on that and your preferences and needs.
Step 2: Compare
Now that you’ve got your itinerary of manufacturers, it’s time to compare the lift system options they offer and find one product line you’d want to focus on. Once you find one that suits your tastes, needs, and budget, you’re off to short listing stair lifts.
You can also settle for two or more manufacturers and check out the lift they offer. To be able to do this easily, obtain product brochures from each of them that detail product specs and features. You should be able to narrow down your list further by this method.
Step 3: Seek Expert Advice and Get Quotations
Once you have two or three final stair lift system options, it’s time to seek the advice of a qualified technician or attendant in a retail outlet if and how the lift would fit your staircase, how much it would cost, and other related information.
The important part of this step is getting written quotations of how much everything (all associated costs) would cost. After getting a quotation for each of your choices you then compare the pros and cons, and make the final decision of which lift system to buy.