Deciding to install a stairlift in your home naturally brings with it many questions. One question we hear most often is, “Is a used stairlift a safe alternative a new one?” It’s understandable, as it may be the less expensive route to go. However, before you purchase any second-hand equipment, consider the following:
- You could put yourself at risk for a fall.
Older Americans are hospitalized for falls more than for anything else. With a used stairlift, there is no record of how much it has been used or abused. Because of this you run the risk of it breaking down while it is in use. If you or your loved one attempts to exit the chair before the stairlift completes the route, you could be prone to further injury.
- There’s no professional installation.
Many stairlift manufacturers won’t honor the warranty if it wasn’t installed by an authorized vendor. When you purchase a new stairlift from Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy, you have the benefit of a professional installation and equipment inspection.
- It may cost more money in the long run.
A used stairlift might save you money initially, but you may also be purchasing something that is without warranty. Factor in the additional cost repairs, and you may end up spending more than you save.
- You have no guarantee that the used stairlift will fit your staircase
When purchasing used equipment, you typically receive no insurance should the device not fit your home’s dimensions. At Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy, we make sure our new stairlifts can be adapted to your home. We can use custom fittings to ensure that your select stairlift fits perfectly on your staircase.
- It’s worth the investment to buy new.
Remember, a stairlift is more than just a home modification—it’s an investment. It could mean the difference between aging in-home or moving to a retirement facility. The investment of staying in the place you’ve made a lifetime of memories is well worth it.
The experts at Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy are here to help. We are ready to answer all your questions about the installation and selection of your home’s new stairlift. Call us today for a free consultation.