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Stair lift

(14 Posts)
Luckygirl Tue 01-Oct-19 18:12:38

Has anyone fitted one of these? Are they hugely expensive?

Lots of thanks

FlexibleFriend Tue 01-Oct-19 19:06:11

It depends a simple straight set of stairs is around 2 grand. The more bends in the stairs the more expensive, I was quoted 6 grand for my stairs. Straight stair lifts are sometimes available second hand.

AnnS1 Tue 01-Oct-19 19:10:11

Haggle, don’t agree to first price mentioned.

Doodle Tue 01-Oct-19 19:22:43

My SIL bought a second hand one. It worked well. I think £2-3000

love0c Tue 01-Oct-19 20:08:16

We had one installed for my MIL. Quite a few years ago though. £3000 ish. Worth it though as it meant she could stay in her own home, which what what she wanted.

Lazigirl Tue 01-Oct-19 20:20:25

Something to bear in mind - stair lifts need annual servicing, and occasional battery renewal (v expensive). If you opt for a new one they usually give 2yrs guarantee plus service. After that a service contract can be a bit expensive. I would only get a second hand one with a guarantee, unless you can be sure it has been serviced properly.

kircubbin2000 Tue 01-Oct-19 22:38:47

You can also get a real lift but dont know price.

Tigerdove Tue 01-Oct-19 23:05:35

I had a secondhand Stannah installed April 2016, it is serviced each year and has just had new batteries installed ar a cost if £155.00. Well worth it

annep1 Tue 01-Oct-19 23:10:48

I priced a real lift Kircubbin. Super expensive. £13k upwards.

callgirl1 Wed 02-Oct-19 00:32:55

Ours cost £1800 in the sale, should have been £2200, but that was in 2012. We had 1 years guarantee, but my husband paid just over £500 for 4 more years cover,which turned out to be worth it because after 3 years it needed a new motor. Here`s where I start to grumble. When the service cover expired in 2017, I was going to take out another 4 year agreement, but oh no, they now only do yearly ones...……… £275! Apart from that, I love my stairlift, couldn`t manage without it.

kircubbin2000 Wed 02-Oct-19 09:23:54

My friend had motor neuron and had a lift. I wonder did she get help paying for it. I'm sure she couldn't have afforded that.

FlexibleFriend Wed 02-Oct-19 11:33:49

You may be eligible for a disability facilities grant from your local council depending on how much you have in savings.

annep1 Wed 02-Oct-19 13:09:30

I think you'd need to make a good case to get help with a lift instead of a stair lift . I have no idea what the criteria would be.

withany Wed 02-Oct-19 13:33:22

Hi, it is worth contacting social services, they can do a home assessment and will be able to tell you if you qualify for a free one or help available to get one. My neighbour (88) had one fitted 2 years ago for free, it is regularly serviced. I think this aid comes under 'Your right to stay at home') good luck