According to HomeAdvisor’s 2016 Aging in Place Report, home service professionals say the top aging-in-place projects they?ve been hired to do include installing grab bars (71%) and adding entryway wheelchair ramps (54%). However, stairlift rentals are also becoming popular due to their versatility and ease of use. But before you invest in a stairlift rental, it’s important to choose a reputable company. Here are just a few tips for finding a stairlift rental company that meets accessibility standards and ADA door requirements.
Approximately 53 million Americans live with a disability, and according to a recent study, the most common disability is associated with limited mobility. A reputable stairlift rental company should have employees who are highly trained in the many different types of accessibility and handicap devices, including elderly lift assist devices, electric wheelchairs, and compact stairlift. They should be able to answer any and all questions you may have about your accessibility needs as well as the many different features of a stairlift. They should also be able to distinguish between the many different manufacturers and models of stairlifts and keep up with emerging trends. Overall, they should appear confident and ready to provide as much assistance as possible.
Typically, you want to invest in a company that has a wide range of stairlift rentals available. This maximizes the chances that you’ll end up satisfied with your stairlift or handicap device and have no issues using it. It also helps to have a wide variety of options available so that you can take your time in selecting the model that truly suits your needs best, including maintenance, ease of use, setup, cost, and more. Don’t hesitate to ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable and make your purchasing decision.
Finally, you want to make sure that the stairlift rental company you choose is going to be available for ongoing service and maintenance requests if you have any. Similarly, you should take time to familiarize yourself with the company’s exchange and return policies, if they have one in place. This ensures that you as a consumer understand all the terms and conditions regarding your purchase.
Ultimately, these tips can help you choose a stairlift rental company that has your best interests in mind.