3 Myths About Stairlifts Debunked

April 10th, 2019

As the leading provider of stair chair lifts for seniors in Bucks County, PA, and the surrounding area, we have heard our fair share of myths surrounding stairlifts. We’ve come across misinformation in the form of everything from common stereotypes to full-blown falsehoods. To help clear up some of the confusion surrounding stairlifts, here’s a list of three popular myths people believe about stairlifts, and how we’re going to debunk them.

Myth 1: Stairlifts Take Up Too Much Room.
Fact: Most residential staircases have more than enough room for a stair lift to be installed. While some staircases might need some minor adjustments to allow for more room, there will still be enough room for others to use the stairs when needed. Don’t forget that the arms, seat, and footrest of your stairlift can be folded when not in use to create room for foot traffic.

Myth 2: My Curved Staircase Can’t Accommodate a Stairlift.
Fact: At 101 Mobility, we often meet people who think that you can’t have a stairlift installed if your home’s stairs have any curves, landings or turns, but this is not true. In the past, we have removed bulky, old wooden railings and replaced them with wrought iron to get the additional space needed to install a stairlift. We have even gone as far as rebuilding staircases to provide more space when the occasion called for it. Moral of the story: 101 Mobility will go the extra to find a stairlift solution that’s right for you!


Myth 3: Only Seniors Use Stairlifts.
Fact: While it’s true that seniors make up the majority of the population of stairlift users, it is false to say that they are the only people who can benefit from a stairlift. In reality, stairlifts can benefit people of any age group. They are an excellent tool for people who are disabled or have suffered an injury that has limited their mobility.

Find Stairlift Solutions at 101 Mobility!
At 101 Mobility, we work hard to find the right stair lift solution for your home. Whether your staircase is straight, curved, wide or narrow, we can find a solution. We pride ourselves in providing solutions that other dealers can’t. Before you write off your dreams of owning a residential chair lift in Bucks County, PA, or another local area, give 101 Mobility a call at 215-987-4367.

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