Silver Cross stores have expertly installed hundreds of straight stairlifts. A simple straight stairlift can be installed in about 1 hour by our experienced team. Stairlifts travel along rail that is mounted to the stair treads for full stability and strength. Many people choose a stairlift in order to access a second level or basement level and eliminate the barrier of stairs. Because falls are very common when using stairs, adding a stairlift really makes the home easier to access and safer by helping to prevent falls.
Most staircases can accommodate a stairlift, but contact us if you staircase width is less than 30 inches.
Stairlifts are designed to transport people with mobility issues that includes use of cane or simple walking aid. If you use a wheelchair, you must be able to successfully transfer on and off the stairlift and you would require another wheelchair at the top landing, making a stairlift an impractical solution for most people. A through-floor lift may be a better option for you, such as the Savaria Telecab lift.
If you rent your home, you will need the approval of your landlord to install the stairlift.
Many of our stores offer an option to rent a stairlift if your need is short term. Some locations offer a rent-to-own option so you can pay monthly for your lift. We also carry reconditioned stairlifts but inventory is subject to demand so it’s best to call us to find out what is available. We are also interested to buy back good quality stairlifts that are no longer needed.
Stairlifts are HST/GST exempt, so you will not need to pay tax on your stairlift. Currently in Ontario, there is a tax credit program available to seniors for making your home more accessible (2021), the Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit. Get the details here. There are some funding programs available, please read more about funding and financing here.
Call today for a free, fast quote or to book a showroom visit or in-home assessment. You’ll be happy to stop worrying about those stairs!