Types of Stair Lifts, Benefits, and Pricing

Lifeway Mobility services and installs stairlifts throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island as well as Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Is climbing the stairs to your bedroom at night becoming tiresome or even dangerous? Installing a stair lift is a simple, affordable way to remain safe and independent in your own home. They’re also convenient for helping you carry laundry, meals, and more from floor to floor.

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Lifeway Mobility offers a variety of stair lift options, including straight stair lifts and outdoor stair lifts, for homes with decks or second-floor entrances. We also offer custom stair lifts for homes with curved staircases, split levels, or intermediate landings.

Benefits of a stair lift:

  • Professional installation within 1 day in many cases
  • No structural changes to your home
  • Flip up arms, seat, and footrest
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • New, refurbished, rental, monthly payment and buy-back options
  • Made in the USA

How much does a stair lift cost?

Straight stair lifts with installation start at $2,000 (refurbished units) or as little as $49.50/month with no down payment for qualified buyers, which includes warranty and in-home consultation. Stair lifts are a much simpler home modification than most people expect. A Lifeway Mobility professional will visit your home and help you determine which product best meets your needs and lifestyle. See what factors affect stair lift price.

Which type of stair lift would make your home more accessible?

Stair lifts for seniors: Everything you need to know

While a stair chair lift is a great choice for any home where added convenience and safety is desired, they are essential in helping the elderly remain independent in their own homes. Check out our most frequently asked questions about stair lifts for the elderly:

  • Will Medicare or my health insurance pay for the stair lift? While each situation is different, stair lifts and other home modifications are not typically a covered expense. However, there are many alternative funding sources available.
  • Should we buy new, buy used, or rent a stair lift? Ultimately, this decision comes down to a few factors, including your budget, physical condition, desired options, staircase design, and whether the stair lift is for long-term or short-term use. See our blog post on this topic for more in-depth information.
  • Will we need multiple stair chair lifts installed? It depends. If the home has only a single staircase, only one stair lift is needed. In homes with multiple landings, it may be less expensive to install 2 or more straight stair lifts than a custom curved one. You may also want to consider installing additional stair lifts for an elderly loved one with multi-level outdoor spaces.
  • Are stair lifts for seniors difficult to operate? No. Although there are many models on the market, each with optional features, stair lifts are universally designed for smooth, safe, and simple operation by people of all ages. And when your stair lift is installed by a Lifeway expert, we take the time to train all members of your household on its use and maintenance. Want to test one out before you buy? Just make an appointment at the Lifeway showroom nearest you!