Stair Lifts for Residential Homes
Installing stair lifts for residential homes is our specialty. We have installed stair lifts in over 1500 residential homes in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis, MO area. We believe there are certain features that make a stair lift a great fit for residential applications. Residential Stair Lifts vs. Commercial Stair Lifts There are 3
Chair Lifts for Stairs
Chair Lifts for Stairs Finding the Right Chair Lift for Your Stairs Your home is unique and so are your stairs. That is why Options HME carries a variety of chair lifts, so we are able to provide a lift that best fits your stairway. Below, we’ll outline the different types of chair lifts and
Stair Lift Price Guide
Stair Lift Price Guide *UPDATED 6/7/22 (prices include installation) New Stair Lifts Starting at $3000 New Stair Lifts are backed by a parts & labor warranty. Different models to fit your needs & budget. See New Stair Lifts Used Stair Lifts Starting at $2500 Used stair lifts offer the same great features at a lower
Does Insurance Cover Stair Lifts?
Does Insurance Cover Stair Lifts? It is a valid question we get quite often – Does insurance cover stair lifts? Unfortunately, no, insurance does not cover stair lifts in the majority of cases. Common Medicare Advantage providers that customers believe may cover stair lifts include AARP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United Healthcare, Cigna, and
Is It Time for a Stair Lift?
Whether you are asking the for yourself or a loved one, “is it time for a stair lift?” can be important and sometimes difficult question to address. There are a number of factors to consider, including safety, alternatives, and cost. Safety Safety is the most important consideration. According to the National Safety Council, falls are
Choosing the Best Stair Lift Warranty
When purchasing a stair lift for your home, warranties are an important consideration. Stair lifts are mechanical devices, so from time to time, they may need service or repairs. A strong stair lift warranty helps prevent you from having to cover the cost of a repair. Unfortunately, stair lift warranties can be difficult to understand
Can You Rent a Stair Lift?
Yes! You can rent a stair lift from some stair lift dealers. A rental stair lift can be a great option for many circumstances. Some of the circumstances that our customers have rented a stair lift for include: Recovering from an injury or illness As part of a rehab or physical therapy plan following a
Are Used Stair Lifts a Good Deal?
Absolutely! Used stair lifts can be a great deal in many cases, but some deals should be considered with caution. Much like any other used item, the company or individual you are purchasing a used stair lift from is one of the most important factors. You can evaluate whether or not to purchase a used
Purchasing an Affordable Stair Lift in 2021
Affordable stair lifts are always in demand. Finding a cost effective way to stay in the home that you love is a priority for many older homeowners. However, the cost of a stair lift can make it difficult for some to afford, causing them to look for cheaper, more affordable stair lifts. Many individuals begin
Stair Lift Price Quotes
Stair Lift Price Quotes After considering whether a stair lift is the right solution for your home, often the next step is finding out how much one costs. The exact cost of a stair lift can sometimes be difficult to track down, as the cost of a stair lift in your home can vary, depending
Choosing the Best Wheelchair Lift
Choosing the Best Wheelchair Lift for Your Home or Business If you need wheelchair access for your home or business, a wheelchair lift is often a great solution. Many homes and businesses do not have the space needed for a wheelchair ramp, as ramps require one foot of length for every inch of rise or
The holidays are usually a time to gather with friends and family and enjoy moments spent together. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has altered or put many family plans on hold. Without the assistance of visiting family members, many seniors are wondering how they will accomplish tasks around the house. Additionally, families who have a senior coming to
Options HME’s COVID-19 Precautions
Options HME’s COVID-19 Precautions March and April of 2020 was an uncertain time for many. With COVID-19 arriving in full force and many wondering what the months ahead would look like, many families were concerned for their safety and limited their exposure by staying home and avoiding interactions with others. Thankfully, healthcare professionals have continued
Nursing Home Alternatives
Nursing Home Alternatives COVID-19 has made the decision between living at home or moving into nursing home care even more complex. Many seniors and their families are very hesitant to consider a nursing home because of the health concerns, limited family time, and cost that COVID-19 has brought to the nursing home environment. However, there
Installing an Outlet for a Stair Lift
It is not necessary to install an outlet for the vast majority of stair lift installations. Since modern stair lifts plug into a standard outlet, we are typically able to make one of your existing outlets work. However, in some instances, an outlet is not nearby and would require the use of a longer cord,
Stair Lift Installation
Stair lift installation can be very simple or quite complex, depending on the stair lift model and the stairs it is being installed on. Every stair lift installation requires the same essential steps: Measurement Stair Lift & Stairway Preparation Assembly & Fitting Mounting Final Adjustments & Testing Measurement One of the most important parts
DIY Stair Lifts
Considering the cost of a stair lift, you may be thinking about installing it yourself. The cost of a new stair lift after installation can range from $2000 to $4000. The company that the lift is purchased from has a big impact on the cost of the lift itself, as well as the cost of the installation. Installing a stair lift yourself has its benefits, but also its shortcomings.
History of Stairlifts
Believe it or not, the history of stair lifts begins in 1500 with King Henry VIII of England. After suffering from a jousting accident, the King became nearly immobilized and unable to climb the steps in Whitehall Palace. Henry VIII’s stair lift differed vastly from the stair lifts we know today as it required numerous