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How much do stair lifts cost?

How much do stair lifts cost?

There is not a direct answer to the question 'how much do stair lifts cost'. Stair lifts can range thousands of dollars in price, depending on your personal preferences. For instance, if you are wanting your a straight stair lift delivered, but not installed the cost can range anywhere from $2,000 - $2,800. However, if you want your straight stair lift delivered, and installed the cost will range anywhere between $3,000 - $5,000.

How much do stair lifts cost?

Straight Stair Lift: A straight stair lift costs between $2,000 and $2,800 delivered, but not installed. With delivery, and installation the price range is in between $3,000 and $5,000. Straight stair lifts are designed for stairways with no curves.

Curved Stair LiftA curved stair lift costs between $5,500 and $15,000. These stair lifts are custom made for different curvatures of staircases. Self-installation on these staircases is not advised. There is more work involved with curved stair lifts, which is why they are more expensive than a straight stair lift.

Cost Factors:

  1. Brand new vs. reconditioned stair lifts. Generally speaking, reconditioned stair lifts cost less.
  2. Is a curved rail needed? Curved stair lifts are generally more expensive than straight stair lifts.
  3. Does the lift need to be heavy duty? Check weight limits on stair lifts prior to purchasing.
  4. Are any optimal extras required? For instance, joystick technology for arthritis.

A basic stair lift with delivery excluding installation is the cheapest option for any stair lift. Since there are many varieties of staircases, it is difficult to quote an exact price without accurate measurements. Your best option may be to have an in-home consultation for estimate accuracy, or call a representative with your measurements for a more accurate quote.

Additional Features:

  • Swivel seat, and auto-powered swivel
  • Heavy duty versions available
  • Perch seat option
  • Digital display for diagnostics
  • Remote control systems
  • Automatic cut-out safety
  • Whisper quiet DC power
  • Choice of colors

Stair lifts may seem like an expensive investment, but serve as a very inexpensive alternative for people with limited mobilization. Stairs are not only a safety hazard for seniors, and disabled, but they are also a fear. Especially for people who have had staircase accidents.

If given the choice, many seniors would choose to stay in their homes where they have raised their families. However, many seniors feel as if they are forced to move as they age due to decreasing mobility. Stair lifts are a solution to these problems because the staircase is no longer a challenge.

Some stair lifts come with joystick technology, easier to operate for people with arthritis. Each stair lift price varies according to installation, delivery, style, and features. Read our Stair Lift Reviews to find the right lift for you.