If you ever decided that you could really use a stair lift, but were at a loss to know how you were going to be able to afford to buy one, there is a cheaper option that is available to you.
That option is to rent a stair lift.
Many people don't even know that rental is a possibility with something as unusual and fixed as a residential stair chair lift, but you can rent just about anything you can also buy these days, and a handicap lift is one of them.
But there are some issues that you need to know about before you go ahead and seek out a good rental company.
Figuring the Costs
The first issue is not so much the initial cost, but the on-going costs of renting a home stair lift. These can mount up month by month and if you are considering rental as a long term option, then it cam work out to be far more expensive than buying one.
But of course, there is the catch 22. For folks that can't afford the costs of buying, rental is an affordable alternative.
But the total costs will soar as the months go by and that is money being thrown away into the void because when you run out of money, the rental company repo men will come back and take your stair lift away.
Is there another alternative?
You can try a finance option, but again, for many people who need a stair lift, they are often elderly and do not qualify for finance.
Another option is a community or charitable institution financial grant or loan. This is worth seeking out and while it may not meet the full cost of buying and installing a home stair chair, it may meet a goodly proportion of that cost, enabling you to pay the rest from your savings.
However, for the short term, stair lift rental is a cheap and affordable option that can be explored as long as you know you'll be able to afford the monthly payments.
A Stair Chair Lift for Access to All of Your Home
For most people, the simple task of running up the stairs to go to the bathroom or off to bed is one that is taken for granted without a second thought.
But for many people with disabilities, that one time simple feat of physical exertion is no longer quite as simple and in many cases nigh on impossible to do.
It was with this in view that the clever, albeit simple invention of the stair chair lift came into being and today the evolution of that device can be seen in many homes as well as public buildings where access to upper floors was formerly only possible via the stairs.
In the home, enjoying the free run of your own house is an important aspect to a fulfilling life and a basic right of every human being. The very thought of being restricted from visiting the upper floors of your home (if it has them) is abhorrent to anyone who values freedom of movement and the ability to have physical access to all the rooms in the home wherever they may be.
The stairlift solves the problem that thwarted many elderly, infirm, injured and handicapped folks from getting up onto their home's upper floors by making the task a simple, comfortable and dignified affair.
Simple to Use
The stair chair lift is easy for just about anyone to use as it merely entails sitting on the seat and operating the device with a simple lever to go up or down. There are no complex maneuvers to make and the whole process is over within a few short moments.
Comfortable to Ride On
The modern stair lifts are designed to be comfortable with a padded seat and backrest with armrests and a footrest integrated into the design so its just like sitting on an easy chair that takes you up or down the stairway.
Dignified to Operate
The modern home stairlifts are operable by the user on their own so there is no need to ask for assistance except in cases of the severely physically handicapped.
This gives the user not just the freedomn of their own home, but they can get around without the constant need for a helper or the need to disturb any other family member in order to use it.
The domestic stair lift is a wonderful invention and a real life altering addition to any home where an occupant would otherwise have difficulty ascending or descending the stairs in safety.
Originally posted: October 16, 2015
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