- Are you finding it difficult to go from floor to floor in your own home?
- Avoiding doing things or going places because of struggling with stairs?
- Afraid of falling or injuries due to pain or unsteadyness while using stairs?
Do you find yourself struggling with the stairs in your home or avoiding them all together? You can gain full, safe access to your home with stair lifts. A stair lift provides effortless and safe transitions between the different floors of your home. It also reduces wear and tear on your knees, ankles, and hips while lessening limitations caused by arthritis and muscular disease. It helps prevent falls, which are the #1 cause of injury in the home.
With both curved and straight units available, Lambert’s can accommodate your home requirements and provide you with a stylish, reliable lift to help you confidently increase your mobility and fully utilize every level of your home.
We’ll solve your stair problem so you’ll enjoy your home again
Since each stair lift is custom made to fit a stairwell, Lambert’s first sends a trained technician to your home to conduct an assessment. Factors like the length and width of your staircase, its rise and tread, lift position (right/left), and outlet requirements are some of the elements the technicians look at during this process to ensure that your model fits seamlessly into your space. This home evaluation is free for Knox County residents.
Installation & Support
After measurements are taken and the order placed for your customized stair lift, Lambert’s will set up an appointment convenient for you to complete the installation process. A team of experienced, trained Lambert’s technicians will install your stair lift in less than one day, and the unit will be fully operational and ready for use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Private residences in Tennessee do not need a permit.
Lambert’s now has financing available on many of our items with 90 and 120 days same as cash programs available for qualifying buyers.
Special extended financing is also available for up to 3 years though our finance program at interest rates lower than most credit cards today.
Several resources may be available to you depending on your need, location, age, and financial status. Below are a list of agencies, banks, and other financial institutions that may be able to offer assistance:
- Area on Aging: can help locate funds through Older Americans Act Title III; 866.836.6678
- Banks & Lenders: home modification projects; home ownership loans; reverse mortgages (HUD can council on options)
- Dept of Housing & Community Development: Community Development Block Grants may be available; 877.866.2476
- Federal Housing Administration: The FHA, a part of HUD, administers mortgage insurance programs & can help homebuyers/owners secure loans for home modification projects as well as locate a qualified FHA lender; 202.708.1112
- Insurance: long-term care insurance; private health insurance plans
- Internal Revenue Service: IRS allows certain medically oriented home modifications to be tax deductible; 800.829.3676
- Rural Housing Services: RHS is a part of USDA that may have loans available to rehabilitate or improve rural homes for rural, low-income elders under RHS Section 502 Home Ownership Loans; 530.792.5820
- Veterans Affairs: The VA offers programs that may pay for lifts and home modifications; 877.222.VETS
All of Lambert’s stair lifts are battery operated that are re-charged when left at the charging station. This ensures that you can still safely travel up and down your stairs without power for a limited number of trips. Your stair lift will give audible and visual signals to alert you of it not being in a charging station; by keeping it at the station when not in use, the battery will be functional and still safely transport you from one level to another.
Occasionally, an electrical outlet will need to be installed if there is not one available nearby. Other obstacles, like a handrail or furniture immediately next to the base/top of a staircase, will need to be removed as well. However, your Lambert’s technician will assess all of these things and let you know what needs to be done, if anything, prior to the installation date of your stair lift.
Stair lifts are designed with mobility-challenged users in mind; therefore most people using a wheelchair can still safely use a stair lift. One key area to address is how the user will be transported from a wheelchair to the lift seat. Also, will there be a wheelchair for use in each level of the home? Will someone transport the wheelchair up and down for the user? If the user has a caregiver, involve him/her as you discuss your options.
Sterling Stairlifts have several core safety features that come standard with each model. They include a safety belt to be used while operating, safety sensors that detect obstacles along the stairway, a toggle control that only allows for the lift to move up/down with a constant, light pressure from the user, a diagnostic display of the unit to monitor the status of the unit, and a key switch to allow you to disable the lift and prevent unauthorized use.
Stair lifts have a maximum weight capacity between 250 and 300 pounds, depending on the unit. Heavy Duty Kits are available for some units, which increase the maximum weight capacity to 350 pounds.
Yes, stair lifts require little maintenance to keep them going for years. You will want to keep the seat and track clear of debris and dust that could clog mechanisms.
When folded, Sterling Stairlift models take up approximately 16 inches.
Yes, since the stair lift footrest, arms, and seat fold up to be compact when not in use. This feature minimizes the amount of space occupied by the lift and allows for safe passage by others when not in use.
The cost on an Internet stair lift is only for the unit, and excludes installation costs of having to do it yourself or hire a third party to do it for you. It may be a risky trade-off since you forego any labor warranty and can often get an inferior product. Further, with Lambert’s, you have the option of coming into either our North Knoxville location on Broadway or our West Knoxville location in Turkey Creek on Parkside Drive to see and try out our demo model to ensure that this is something you understand and are comfortable using prior to making a purchase. Most of the reputable manufacturers only sell through qualified dealers like Lamberts to ensure that the end-user is taken care of and has a quality installation to maximize safety.
The prices range depending on several factors, including the model chosen, additional features added, upgraded fabrics, the stairwell (straight/curved/landings), and more. When you meet with our trained technicians for a home evaluation, we can discuss your needs and look at options that best suit your home and financial situation.