How to Choose the Perfect Indoor Stairlift
Mobility challenges can be so frustrating. When the day-to-day task of going up and down stairs becomes difficult, uncertainty or perhaps worry can set in.
Whether you notice changes in your mobility or you’re an adult child who witnesses your parent’s increasing difficulty moving around, it’s hard to know where to start to make things better.
Starting at home, a stairlift can be one of the first solutions. Stairlifts enable those with limited mobility to access all floors in the house, effortlessly and safely. They can be an affordable adaptation to help you or your loved one remain independent at home.
Here are some things to consider when choosing the stairlift that’s right for you:
Can I Afford a Stairlift?
Stairlifts can range in price from about $2,000 to upwards of $10,000. The average cost of an economy stairlift is around $3,000, including installation. You can find options on the lower price end among our refurbished stairlifts, which still come with warranties.
The length of your staircase and the size of the landing also can determine the final cost of a stairlift. If there are weight-capacity needs beyond the standard 300-pound limit, that can increase the total price as well. The Bruno Elite Indoor Curved stairlift may cost just under $9,500 before installation because it offers high-end customization, added comfort, and is crafted to maximize stairway space.
The cost of a stairlift depends on the type and features you choose, but you can find a stairlift to match your budget.
Straight Indoor Stairlifts
Straight indoor stairlifts are made for traditional model flights of stairs. These are the most affordable types of stairlifts. The straight stairlift is the most common as they offer high quality at an affordable price in a standard design. Most straight staircases can easily accommodate a straight stairlift and make it possible for you to safely access different floors of your home.
Our most economical model stairlift is the Elan Indoor Straight, which can be installed on either side of a traditional stairway. The Elite Indoor Straight is a higher-end model.
The Elan Indoor Straight is one of the most popular and affordable indoor stairlifts. It’s manufactured in America by Bruno, one of the best-known brands in stairlifts and other independent living products. We are your authorized local Bruno stairlift dealer.
The Bruno Elan’s low-profile rail design leaves plenty of room on the stairway for other family members or visitors to use the stairs. With its seat folded up, it comes within 12 inches of the wall, so there’s little disruption to the normal traffic patterns in your house. No need to worry about active grandchildren!
The Bruno Elite Indoor is another great choice in indoor straight stairlifts with a super quiet motor. This Bruno stairlift model has a larger weight capacity (400 pounds) and is designed for maximum free space when not in use, as well as other enhanced features that make it a great choice in stairlift.
Curved Indoor Stairlifts
Curved indoor stairlifts are for custom-style stairways, like those that wind, spiral, or curve. These types of indoor stairlifts need to be customized to fit, so there are added costs in the design and installation.
The Bruno Elite Indoor Curved Stairlift is custom-built to your stairway’s design, with upholstery and color options to match the interior design of your home. It has enhanced features and options for increased comfort.
View Bruno stairlifts on video to see the various indoor stairlift models and options that are available. Seeing them in action can help you better decide what stairlift is right for you.
Will Medicare Pay for My Stairlift?
Typically, Medicare won’t pay for a stairlift. However, Medicare Advantage might cover a stairlift as durable medical equipment (DME) if your doctor determines that it’s medically necessary. Other possible funding sources include the Veteran’s Administration or Medicaid.
Do You Rent or Buy Back Stairlifts?
You may benefit from our stairlift buy-back program, which can help defray the cost of purchasing a higher-end model.
Maybe you just need a stairlift temporarily and don’t want to purchase one. In that case, you’ll benefit from our stairlift rental process. Our stairlift professionals can help you determine which stairlift will best suit your needs and suit your home.
What Are My Next Steps?
An Independent Home Solutions certified team member will first set-up a time that is convenient for you to come and visit your home or the home of your loved one. During this home visit, the team member will discuss mobility challenges and will ask to see the areas of the home that need modifications. Shortly after that free home assessment for stairlift modifications, you will receive a free quote.
You can also contact us for more information or visit our Lancaster showroom.