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Make Stairs Less Dangerous

Going up and down the stairs is something that most aged folks feel is the most dangerous part of their day. Having to balance and climb can result in falling and severely injuring yourself, and is a dangerous blend. This cans turn into an enjoyable and easy activity, instead of one you fear.

Add Value to Your Fort Smith House

Mobility and availability gear already set up on your home is going to be an important asset as the baby boomer population proceeds to get older. It will make your house more precious, and be purchased faster in case something happens. A new elevator can considerably raise your Fort Smith home’s value.

Make Daily LifeEasier and Hurt Less

Going up and down stairs may be incredibly painful for lots of individuals with failing hips and knees. A fresh lift turns something you’ve got to do multiple times in a day into an enjoyable encounter, rather than a distressing one, and makes that process entirely pain-free. A fresh elevator will make your everyday life much more easy.

Fort Smith

Do you procrastinate because you can’t get up the stairs and then get frustrated that your list of things to do is more?

Has the thought of having to assemble an additional bedroom on the first floor or move to one floor home crossed your mind?

Here at Cain’s Mobility AR , we understand that making home modifications may seem out of the inquiry, as it seems impossible or unaffordable. Staff and our professional installers simplify the process of remaining mobile for the elderly, disabled, or briefly injured residents of Fort Smith.

You will wish you had done it earlier, once you experience life with a stairlift.

For many people dwelling in Fort Smith, dealing with pain or an injury or getting up a flight of stairs may become an immense chore. The psychological consequences are debilitating and can begin changing every facet of your own life. People who have had a stairlift understand that they have to self-restrict themselves and endure the impacts of altering their behavior to take care of the chore.

Many, who continue with no solution, even start to experience other detrimental health unwanted effects. These effects are not merely related to the immobility.

For those who have found that you’re not as steady on your feet or that you are modifying the way your stairs scale, then you are already making your life harder than it must be.

Choose to set the thoughts of friends and relatives at ease.

We worry about people who are closest to us. Peace of mind is an essential element of living in an emotionally supportive manner. What happens to your own body, including the anxiety that you expertise with all the loss of your mobility and independence affects people you love, and that includes family, neighbors, coworkers and friends.

When you have a stairlift correctly installed by our Fort Smith team, then your family members can stop imagining the worst when you are alone at home. They are able to feel more reassured that you are getting about your home and they’re able to put to rest the notion of placing you into an unfamiliar setting at a care facility.

You can stay in your home by giving your loved ones peace of mind as well as your family may enjoy the time with you, since you’ll have fewer things to worry about.

Our Fort Smith staff knows how important it’s to get your questions answered and is available right now to give help and the support you really need to make an informed choice and help you move around to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) What types of financing are available if insurance doesn't cover home modifications?

Depending on your medical condition, there are some programs that help make the home modification less expensive. 1. The Fall Prevention Centre of Excellence lists government grants that are offered for home modifications. 2. Contact the National Council on Independent Living Center (703) 525-3406 on ways to get capital and referral services locally. 3. You may also contact the Federal Housing Administration (ORFHA) which is part of the US Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make an application for a loan to cover your stairlift through a mortgage insurance program. 4. It may reassure you to be aware of that if your insurance does not cover the cost, several of the stairlift manufacturers have partnered with banks to provide financing alternatives, including loans and monthly payment options. 5. There are other options to consider. The Internal Revenue Service may decide that your home adjustment qualifies for tax deductions. Phone the Internal Revenue Service to find out if you're able to deduct the cost of installing your stairlift. IRS Publication 502 is a good resource that will allow you to gauge whether modifying your stairway qualifies you to deduct it as a medical expense. You can also phone them at (800) 829-1040. 6. If you meet the requirements, some Area Agency of Aging use funds from the Older Americans Act Title III to change dwellings. Many cities and towns use Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for home alterations, so check with your Fort Smith, Arkansas office. You can call them toll free at 877 866 2476 or visit

2) How are they powered?

Here's another remote to add to your group, if you've ever fought for the remote. You can conserve energy by turning it off with the remote also when you are not using the stairlift. Stairlifts come in both battery powered (D/C) and electrical (A/C) models. One concern is whether you reside in a place that experiences a lot of power outages, since you do not want to be stranded mid-lift during a storm. (Nevertheless, ask the manufacturer about the backup power system that should be included in your version.) Also, consider the cost of replacing the life of the battery and also the battery. Typically, depending on the brand, it costs $30-$160 to replace batteries or the battery . While some prefer electric versions for reasons that range from battery life to some apparatus problems particular to battery models, others favor battery powered stairlifts, since they can lead to lower electric bills, although the expense of the electricity to control the stairlift has been considered negligible by most makers. Since the battery version still has a wall plug to maintain the battery charged you really do not have to plug in a battery charger after every use. Another thing to consider is how inclined the user is, as the seat and casing on some versions have to be removed and wires need to be disconnected and reconnected to add the brand new battery. Sometimes, this becomes a service call to an installer to create life simpler. Request directions and see whether it's something that you'll need to replace yourself. We'd be pleased to help you out. Make sure there's a plug within several feet of the elevator in the event you decide on an electrical version. No special outlets are necessary. Ask the best way to change the back up fuse on an electric stairlift.

3) Can these lifts be used on wood flooring?

Lifts can be installed on all kinds of flooring (carpeting, concrete, tile, marble, linoleum, or bare wooden stairs). When the stairlift is removed, holes will probably be evident without carpeting. However, the holes are not large and could be filled. Stairlifts may also be installed on wooden outdoor steps. The truth is, most professionally installed stairlifts in Fort Smith price between $500 and $1,000 for the labor given a variety of variables based on the difficulty of the job. Tile, concrete, or metal staircases are somewhat more troublesome than wooden stairs. Having wooden stairs as a construction material of the stairway makes the job for an installer less labor intensive and affordable for you.

4) Are there any good options for used or recycled lifts in my area?

Yes. Stairlifts that are reconditioned and recycled are an option and are available. Custom designed curved stairlifts are more difficult to resell, because the angles around the curves really should be an extremely close match. Otherwise, a recycled stairlift is not fundamentally bad only because it is used and offers lots of advantages. Many Arkansas stairlift firms resell them used and buy stairlifts back. A used stairlift resold and may have been removed, because the man who depended on the raise improved in their state, they went, or the demand for it was temporary. They cost significantly less than new models. Make sure you ask some questions, when purchasing a secondhand lift. Inquire about the prior owner as well as their weight /height demands. We advise that you don't buy one that is 10 years old, because that version is close to retirement. Inquire mechanical questions about the status of the battery, the working status of the tracks, the lift, and its own motor. As stated before, you can shorten the span of tracks if needed. However, make sure that you stick to a very measured strategy for cutting tracks, because a mistake will cost you.

5) Why are they so expensive to install?

Above all, they help you every step of the way and include routine care. Open up any of the installation manuals and also you'll see a warning that strict adherence to the installation instructions is required and any deviation will invalidate any warranty that is small and eliminate any chance you have of holding the producer liable for any damage or liability. Professional setup is much more economical in the long-run in terms of service, warranty and long-term care since they are trained to follow security measures and experienced at setup. The installer is getting paid to correctly install your unit so you do not face serious risks that do result when the manual for the first time opens and installs a stairlift. A Fort Smith professional also understands the best way to make sure that the stairlift follows fire exit requirements, the way to ensure that assure that all the appropriate operating attributes are empowered, and the charger connections are operating properly to prevent serious injuries. The price you pay to have a trained and trustworthy tech ensures the longevity of your purchase and your security. Also, installation includes lifting a good amount of weight. Many setups can be completed in a few hours by a professional.

6) Does it increase or decrease the value of my home?

The entire worth of your property will not depreciate. If you're planning on selling your Fort Smith dwelling, realtors used to urge that a stairlift be removed prior to putting your house on the Arkansas marketplace, nevertheless given increased life expectancy, this is not any longer the case. You can even entirely remove the stairlift with no signs of setup when you desire or want it or go. Realtors can list that the house is suitable for living that is accessible independent and that the stairlift is a high utility value for disabled people and when a purchaser desires it removed, then they offer that chance.

7) Can you build one of these yourselves?

It certainly depends on your technical know how. It's an extremely daunting process. Some designs are available on the Internet, however, with no proper tools, materials and welding knowledge, this approach may take plenty of frustrations and quite a while to build. Also, when you compare shared layout plans for a stairlift to purchasing a tried and true tested model, a homemade version and commercial models can not compete as far as compactness and look. It is a robust strategy to use. Additionally, remember safety is really a problem for anybody who is going to rely on the lift, therefore it is crucial that you do frequent checking and thorough testing of your handiwork.

8) Can a stair lift go around corners?

Yes. Although straight stairlifts are generally not as expensive, curved stairlifts can be custom built to fit any staircase. Modern rail layouts can help the stairlift travel around corners closely, comfortably, and smoothly to fit your lifestyle, leaving plenty of room for individuals to walk the stairs up and down easily.

9) How fast do stairlifts go?

Usually the speed ranges from 13.78 feet per minute to 29.53 feet per minute with the speed varying with the rider's weight, all within the recommended industry standard. The most speed in the US is 40 feet per minute. Units can include an emergency brake safety feature in the event you feel out of control descending. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers manages the standards for stairway chair lifts for issues of public safety, including speed under ASME A18.1.. Some manufacturers offer a variable speed of 0 to 38 feet per minute.

10) Can the track be shortened?

Yes. The tracks could be corrected and also the length may be reduced. Yet, using the right personal protective equipment is recommended. Some producers of stairlifts supply do-it-yourself cutting instructions. Hereis the catch. Making sure that you get the span of the staircase to correspond with the path length is extremely critical. Without appropriate measurements, you may realize the installment leads to more problems instead of relying on professional installers with expertise. If the tracks cut wrong, you might have difficulty returning them depending on the return policy. We highly advise that you do not install your own stairlift or cut yourself to the course. It is not very safe. An incorrect shortening of the wrong length of trail or the path can not prove to be very safe, especially when the track is not too long. It's very important that the chair along with the tracks work precisely. Accredited installers worry and will save you from lots of head aches and awful injuries are prevented by potential.

11) Can these be used on carpeted floors?

Lifts can be set up on all kinds of flooring (carpet, concrete, tile, marble, linoleum, or bare wooden stairway). Installers can screw right through the carpet. Because the aluminum chips are very hard to remove from the carpeting, the tracks do not cut on inside the house. One thing that pros say is that if your carpet will probably need replacing in the next FIVE years, you might want to replace it before you have a stairlift installed. Otherwise, you will have to factor in the price of uninstalling and re-installing the stairlift.

12) Does the VA cover the cost and installation of lifts?

According to AARP, The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of grants to qualified veterans with disabilities for security developments in the house. Those include: the Home Improvements and Structural Alternations (HISA) Grant; The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant; along with the Special Dwelling Variation (SHA) grant. Upon qualification, a veteran can receive either and both a HISA grant SHA or a SAH grant. Contact the VA and ask for VA form 10-0103 to apply for the HISA grant. Contact the VA and ask for VA form 26-4555 to make an application for SHA or SAH grant. For information on all gains call 1 800 827 1000.

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