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Stairlift FAQs

Q: Why you need a stairlift?

A: Maybe you or a Family member has recently been in an accident or has had a sudden change of health. Having our independence is a significant factor for most people. A stair lift is a cost-effective way of remaining comfortable and safe when using your steps. Here at consolidated medical, we take pride in everything from a great installation to ensuring the user has the tools to operate the stair lift with confidence.

Q: What type of stairlift is best for your home?

A: Consolidated Medical provides stairlifts for any situation, whether that be indoor, outdoor, or custom curved staircases.

Q: How long does it take to install a stairlift?

A: The complexity of your staircase will determine how long it takes to fit your lift, however most lifts will only take between two to four hours to install.

Q: What happens if there is a power outage?

A: There\’s no need to worry. Your Handicare stairlift is operated by batteries; these re-charge when your Stairlift is left on a charge point. This means your stairlift will continue to work if the power supply is interrupted for a limited number of trips. The Simplicity Series stairlifts will charge wherever they are left on the track.

Q: What happens if I leave my stairlift off charge?

A: Audible and visual signals will alert you that your lift is not on a charge point. The power supply to the stairlift should remain switched on at all times. If stairlift batteries are allowed to go completely dead they may need to be replaced.