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Purchasing a BeHope Stairlift

At Behope, we pride ourselves on the customer service we offer, and we want you to know that your needs are of the utmost importance to us. We want to ensure we offer you the best possible products and services and that you feel certain you have all the information you need to make the right decision for you.

Location: Greater Toronto Aera

Before Purchasing A BeHope Stairlift

Q: What Are Stair Lifts ?

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A stair lift is a type of elevator that is designed specifically for use on stairs. It consists of a chair or platform that is mounted on a track or guide rail and can be moved up and down the stairs. Stair lifts are typically used by people who have difficulty climbing stairs due to mobility issues, such as those with arthritis, balance problems, or leg injuries.

Stair lifts are powered by electricity and can be operated by a remote control or a switch located on the chair or platform. Some models are designed to be used by people who are unable to stand, and they may include features such as a seatbelt or shoulder harness to provide additional support and stability.

Stair lifts are a convenient and safe way for people with mobility issues to access different levels of their home. They can be installed on most types of stairs and can be customized to fit the specific needs and requirements of the user.


Q: What Are Stair Lifts Used For ?

A: Stair lifts are primarily used to help people with mobility issues safely access different levels of their home. They are particularly useful for people who have difficulty climbing stairs due to conditions such as arthritis, balance problems, or leg injuries.

Stair lifts can be used to transport people up and down stairs in a seated position. Some models are designed to be used by people who are unable to stand, and they may include features such as a seatbelt or shoulder harness to provide additional support and stability.

In addition to helping people with mobility issues access different levels of their home, stair lifts can also be used to transport heavy objects up and down stairs, such as groceries or laundry. They can be a useful tool for people who live in multi-level homes and do not want to carry heavy items up and down the stairs.

Overall, stair lifts are a convenient and safe way for people with mobility issues to access different levels of their home, and they can also be used to transport heavy objects up and down stairs.

Q: Which Stair Lift Is Best ?

A: The best stair lift depends on the individual's needs and budget. Savaria stairlifts are renowned for their quality and affordability, with battery-powered systems providing a safe and easy way to navigate the stairs at home.  Stair lifts can help regain independence and Savaria's expansive product range offers high-quality mobility solutions.

Q: how much stair lift cost ?

A: The cost of a Stair Lift can vary widely depending on the specific model, features, and complexity of the installation. Some basic models can cost between $2,200 and $8,000, with installation costs between $1,000 and $5,000. while the average cost is between $3,400 and $5,500.

Q: How Many Stair Lift Types ?

A: Straight and curved stair elevators are the 2 primary types. Straight stair lifts are the most popular and least costly type, whereas curved stair lifts are more expensive. Outdoor (straight or curved), standing (straight or curved), and platform stair lifts are also available.

Q: What Are Stair Lift Elevators ?

A: A stair lift is a type of elevator designed specifically for use on stairs. It consists of a chair or platform that is mounted on a track or guide rail and can be moved up and down the stairs. Stair lifts are typically used by people who have difficulty climbing stairs due to mobility issues, such as those with arthritis, balance problems, or leg injuries.

Stair lifts are typically powered by electricity and can be operated by a remote control or a switch located on the chair or platform. Some models are designed to be used by people who are unable to stand, and they may include features such as a seatbelt or shoulder harness to provide additional support and stability.

Stair lifts are a convenient and safe way for people with mobility issues to access different levels of their home. They can be installed on most types of stairs and can be customized to fit the specific needs and requirements of the user.


Q: Can Stairlifts Be Attached To Wall ?

A: Yes, some types of stair lifts can be attached to a wall. These types of lifts are called "wall-mounted" or "perch" lifts, and they are designed to be installed along the wall of a staircase. Wall-mounted lifts are a good option for people who have narrow or steep stairs and do not have enough space for a standard, floor-mounted lift. They are also a good option for people who are unable to stand for long periods of time and prefer to sit while using the lift. However, it is important to note that wall-mounted lifts may not be suitable for everyone, as they may not provide the same level of support and stability as a floor-mounted lift. It is important to carefully consider the user's needs and abilities before selecting a lift.

Q: Are Stair Lifts Dangerous ?

A: No, it is not dangerous. Stair lifts can be safe if they are used and maintained properly. Additionally, it is important to use the lift only for its intended purpose and to ensure that it is suitable for the user's needs and abilities. It is also important to make sure that the lift is correctly installed and that the stairs and surrounding area are clear of obstructions to prevent accidents.

Q: Can Stairlifts Go Around Corners ?

A: Yes, stair lifts are designed to go around corners. These lifts are called "curved" or "custom" lifts, and they are made to fit the specific layout of a staircase. Curved lifts are typically more expensive than straight lifts, which are designed for use on straight staircases. Please contact us and we will recommend the best type of lift for your requirements. We provide a quote for the cost of the lift and installation.

Q: Do Stair Lifts Use A Lot Of Electricity ?

A: Stairlifts use very little electricity. On average, a stair lift requires 0.024 kWh of electricity, or 24 watts per hour, which equates to around $15 per year. They typically only use about the same amount of electricity as a small appliance, such as a microwave oven or a toaster.

Q: How Long Do Stair Lifts Last ?

A: The lifespan of a stair lift can vary widely depending on the specific model, how it is used, and how well it is maintained. In general, most stair lifts are designed to last, on average, around 10 years.

Before Purchasing A  Behope Rental Stair Lift 

Q: How Much Are Stair Lift Rentals ?

A: The cost of renting a stair lift will depend on a number of factors, including the type and model of the lift, the length of the rental period, and the location of the rental company. On average, you can expect to pay between $100 and $300 per month to rent a stair lift.

It's important to keep in mind that stair lift rentals may require a deposit and may have additional fees, such as delivery, installation, and maintenance charges. 

Q: Can Stairlifts Be Rented ?

A: Yes, it is possible to rent a stair lift. BeHope offers stair lift rental services, which can be a good option for people who need a lift.

Q: Where To Rent A Stair Lift ?

A: A stair lift is being rented by BeHope. We specialise in home accessibility equipment. We have a selection of stair lifts available for rent and may be able to help you find a model that meets your needs.

Q: Can Stair Lifts Be Covered By Insurance ?

A: In general, most insurance policies do not cover the cost of a stair lift. However, some policies may provide coverage for medical equipment, including stair lifts, if it is deemed medically necessary. It is also worth checking with any government. We also provide funding for home modifications, including stair lifts.

Q: Which Stairlift Reviews More ?

A: It is always a good idea to read reviews and get feedback from other users before making a decision about a major purchase like a stair lift. Savaria is a reputable manufacturer of stair lifts and other accessibility equipment, and their products generally have positive reviews. Some things that users commonly praise about Savaria stair lifts include their durability, reliability, and the range of customization options available to suit different needs and preferences. In addition, many users find Savaria's customer service to be helpful and responsive.

Q: how do you fix a stair lift ?

A: If you are unable to fix the problem yourself or are unsure of what to do, it is always a good idea to call a professional for assistance. We have a qualified technician able to diagnose and fix the problem more effectively and safely.

Some common issues with stair lifts and potential fixes include:

  1. The stair lift is not moving: This could be caused by a variety of issues, such as a malfunctioning motor or a problem with the track. You can try cleaning and lubricating the track and checking the motor to see if there are any visible problems.

  2. The stair lift is making noise: This could be caused by a variety of issues, such as a loose bolt or a problem with the track. You can try tightening any loose bolts and checking the track for any visible problems.

  3. The stair lift is not responding to the control: This could be caused by a problem with the control panel or a problem with the wiring. You can try checking the control panel and the wiring to see if there are any visible problems.