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Product Buyers Guide: How Much Does a Stairlift Cost?

Oct 5, 2022 | Buyers Guide

There are multiple stairlift options, types, and models manufactured by many different companies – and it’s good to keep in mind that no stairlift user or case is the same. Read on to learn more about the price range you can expect and why purchasing a stairlift can help you save money down the road; however, we please keep in mind these are estimates and it is important to speak with a dealer for a more precise quote. To consult with a Harmar dealer near you, visit our Dealer Locator.

Straight and Curved Stairlift Pricing

Straight staircases with no landings will typically be considered for a straight stairlift. These lifts, used or new, can fall into the range of $4,000 to $5,000.

A curved stairlift’s price has many determining factors such as the length of the rail, the complexity, and number of turns needed. Because they are custom designed, they are typically marked at a higher price than straight stairlifts and can start around $9,000.

However, these numbers can vary based on the location of the lift and whether it requires weather-resistant material, the length, complexity, freight, install, and the dealership you choose. When speaking with a dealer, we suggest you ask for a quote broken into three sections: cost of the lift, freight, and install. It’s also important to prepare a number of questions when you are ready to consult with a dealer.

Funding and Financial Assistance

While insurance doesn’t cover the cost of stairlifts, there are many grants and financial assistance opportunities available. To learn more about the grants and assistance available to help fund your stairlift, click here.

How Can a Stairlift Save You Money in the Future?

One in every five falls causes broken bones or head injuries – and more than 300,000 of those falls cause hospitalizations due to hip fractures alone. Installing a stairlift can help prevent those falls leading to hospital stays, trips to the emergency room, and potential surgeries. That means those bills could be avoided as well.

A fall-related injury can total a hospital bill of $30,000 and assisted living costs vary by area and establishment but range from $3,000 to $5,000 per month (median annual cost is $51,600) – that single month could cover the cost of your straight stairlift.

Interested in learning more?

How do I know If I need a stairlift
The numerous benefits of stairlifts make them an ideal choice for seniors who need a little help with the steps at home. But how do you know if you should purchase one? Are there signs that let you know you might benefit from a stairlift?

Stairlifts Grants and Funding Opportunities
Government and private grants and other funding opportunities can help such individuals to improve their quality of life. However, searching and applying for funding opportunities can be stressful.

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