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Lifeway Mobility Blog

How Quickly Can You Install My Stair Lift?

Posted by John Burfield on 9/7/18 2:01 PM

Television ads that you see for stair lifts often promise quick installation, sometimes same day. Same day installation can be a great service and is sometimes necessary if someone suffers an injury and is suddenly unable to climb the stairs or is being discharged from a hospital or rehabilitation center on short notice. However, when purchasing a stair lift, it makes sense to be sure that the unit you’re buying meets your needs and has the optional features that are important to you.

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Topics: Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Accessibility

Ramp or Stairlift: Which is Right for Me?

Posted by John Burfield on 8/10/18 3:44 PM

Wheelchair ramps are probably the gold standard of home access. They come in various materials, lengths, and configurations and can make homes accessible to those with all different types of limited mobility. From wheelchair users to those who just need a little extra help getting up the stairs, they can all benefit from an access ramp.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, ramp, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

I Have More Than One Staircase, Do I Need More Than One Stair Lift?

Posted by John Burfield on 7/27/18 3:28 PM

If you’re considering the purchase of a stair lift and have more than one staircase in your home, you may be wondering if you need more than one lift. It will likely come down to your budget and the need to access each stairway.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

My Stair Lift Won't Work: Stair Lift Troubleshooting Tips

Posted by John Burfield on 7/13/18 1:36 PM

If you’re reading this, your stair lift may not be working properly, or you might be thinking about buying a stair lift and want to know what types of issues can occur. Fortunately, a properly installed and maintained lift is unlikely to cause you a problem. If you do have a problem with your lift, there is a series of troubleshooting tips that can solve some common stair lift issues without scheduling a service appointment.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

Portable or Modular Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 7/5/18 2:29 PM

If you have limited mobility and your home’s entryway has an elevated landing, step or threshold, you’d probably benefit from having an access ramp.  Fortunately, there are many kinds of ramps that can help make your home accessible again. These include threshold ramps, portable folding suitcase ramps, solid surface one-piece ramps and aluminum modular ramps. 

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, ramp