FAQs About Stairlifts

Stairlift FAQs

Can I fit a stairlift in my home?

One major misconception about stairlifts is that you need to have a certain type of house in order for them to fit and work properly. At Jersey Shore Lifts, we customize our stairlifts to fit your staircase and needs, whether it’s curved or straight and no matter how narrow or wide the space is. There isn’t even any structural change needed–stairlifts attach to a rail that goes right on the tread of the stairs, so your wall doesn’t bear any of the load.

Do stairlifts get in the way of others using the stairs?

Not at all! The chairs on our stair lifts fold away when not in use, and the rails only take up a few inches of space on the side. If you live with others who need to use the stairs, you shouldn’t worry at all about the stairlift getting in the way.

How are stairlifts powered?

Our stairlifts are battery-powered, and they come with a charger that plugs into a wall outlet. The battery can last you quite a while, and ensures that the lift works even in the event of a power outage. It automatically charges when not in use, and uses very little electricity, so you don’t need to worry about adding a big charge to your monthly electric bill.

Are stairlifts covered by Medicare?

In many cases, no, they are not–however, there are plenty of other options to look into when considering the purchase of a stair lift. Take a look at our blog about what might work for you when it comes to financing it.

How long do stairlift batteries last?

Generally, batteries last anywhere from 1-3 years with constant use, and up to 5 years with light usage. However, these numbers will vary greatly depending on a number of variables, including the weight of the user, the incline of the stairs, and whether or not you are properly charging it.