Stair Chair Lift

stair chair lift

A chair lift for stairs will enable you to stay in the home you love safely, give you peace of mind and comfortably climb the stairs for long term with ease.

Towson Medical Equipment is your best choice when shopping for straight or curved stair lifts in and around Baltimore, Towson, Timonium, Columbia, Bel Air, Rockville and Washington DC or when looking for stairlift companies. We can easily answer all your frequently asked questions and provide professional installation.

Get a Stairlift in Maryland

We understand that choosing the right stair lift in Maryland is important. Your purchase will be part of your home for years to come — when you make an informed decision, you will enjoy countless trips up and down the stairs.

A permanent accessibility solution, without the hassle of frequent breakdowns or other reliability issues.

Remain in your home forever, make life easier, and get a piece of mind with a stairlift elevator for the long term!

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Why You Need a Stair Chair Liftstair lift cost

Are mobility issues preventing you from getting up and down the stairs?

Then it’s time to consider a stairlift.

When mobility issues are affecting your ability to get up and down stairs, staying in the home you love is an important part of staying independent and a stair chair lift, or easy climber, can help you get up and down the stairs safely, even in a power outage.

Handicare’s Preferred Authorized #1 Dealerchair lift for stairs

When searching for stairlift companies in the Baltimore and Washington DC area, Towson Medical Equipment is one of the premier dealers of accessibility solutions. We are your exclusive source for the best stair lifts Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC and only offer professional installation.

The Best Chair Lift for Stairs Available

The Handicare Stairlift Differencestair chair

Here’s what makes Handicare your best choice for a stair lift in the Baltimore and Washington, DC Metro area:

  • Handicare lifts are fitted to your staircase, which means you won’t have to change your carpet or another décor.
  • Handicare features self-recharging battery operation so they keep working, even during a power outage.
  • Handicare stair chair lifts are available with a wide range of accessories, including hinge tracks, swivel functions, body harnesses, curved rail and more.
  • For certain patients, stairlifts may be covered by Insurance or Governmental Agency. For more information about getting reimbursed for a stair lift in Baltimore MD or beyond, speak with a representative at Baltimore’s Towson Medical Equipment today.
  • Handicare has the best warranty in the industry. A lifetime warranty on the motor and the drivetrain and 2 years on all other parts!

handicare slide track

Did you know that Handicare’s Slidetrack creates room at both the bottom and the top of the stairs?

This technology moves the track itself simultaneously with the chair!

Have a doorway at the bottom of your staircase?Handicare folding rail

The Easy Hinge is the solution for you. Featuring a built-in gas spring, the Easy Hinge can be folded up, clearing the way!

Or email photos of your stairs to: [email protected] FOR A QUICK QUOTE!

Stair Lift Cost

Handicare Stairlifts are better than Acorn Stair Lifts

Handicare Stairlifts are better than Acorn Stair Lifts

How much is a stair chair lift?

Prices can vary depending on the manufacturer of the lift chair and the available options with the chair. Typically a new straight stairlift will run between $3,000 and $5,000, while curved ones will cost between $10,000 and $15,000. Prices include state taxes, installation and a one year full warranty and unlimited warranty on the motor and drivetrain.

Looking for a short term option or a different type of lift? We also rent stair lifts by the month for only $295 per month.

Why does the stair lift cost so much?

While your normal $3,500 price tag may seem high for a new stair chair, consider your options. You could move to a one story home, but that would come with realtor costs, closing costs, moving costs and emotional stress of moving out of your neighborhood.

Or you could get a bulky platform lift installed. These take up lots of space and are only good for a few steps. Additionally, they cost upwards of $6,000.

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Another option is to move to an assisted living facility. The average cost for these are $3,500 a month. Your last and least favorable option would be to move to a nursing home to the tune of $7,500 a month. So the cost of a stair chair seems insignificant to stay in the home you love and be comfortable.

Towson Medical prides itself on offering the best chair lift prices. We consider the Handicare stairlift to be the best, most reliable, affordable stairlift on the market and we offer it at the unbeatable, no haggle price of just $2199 plus tax and installation.

Our stairlift cost is the best in the Baltimore MD area! Ameriglide and Acorn prices may sometimes be cheaper but we consider them an inferior product and we will never install one.

We also offer financing so you can pay cost over 12 months interest free! Visit care credit to learn more.

We Use Only the Best Stairlifts

When you meet our sales team you will be impressed and never want to shop around for cheaper price or inferior products.stair lift

That’s why we have been in business for almost 30 years! We do recommend you get a quote from Acorn and see the difference in the level of service and the quality of the product you are purchasing.

There are easily 10 benefits to having a stair chair lift installed in your home.

Free In Home Stair Chair Lift Estimate

chair lift for stairs

Before placing an order for a chair lift for stairs you should ensure the staircase has been assessed to make sure it is suitable for the product you have chosen. Different homes have different structural requirements, and matching the right product to the right home is essential to ensure your purchase provides you with years of trouble-free use.

Before installing one give us a call today at 410-882-4005 and make sure the stairs you have will accommodate a chair lift. Or shoot us an email to [email protected] with photos of your stairs so we can give you the best options.

We also do a home visit and free estimate if you are not handy with a tape measure. The home consultation will offer you piece of mind that working with our company is the best choice and that you are getting the perfect stair lift.

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Straight vs Curvedchair lifts

It is rare that a stair lift cannot be fitted to a staircase, but some systems may have limitations that mean they are not suitable for your home. Which type of stairlift do you need?

Looking for a straight stair lift? If the staircase is straight, all we need a picture of the staircase and the number of stairs. Most straight units will go up to 15 stairs.

Stairlift installation is simple and takes about an hour or two. One of our qualified technicians will come to your home and oversee the process from start to finish.stair chair

For straight staircases the width of the stairs should be more than 29 inches to accommodate the passerby’s. Additionally a straight rail is suitable up to 15 stairs usually without problem. If you have less steps then we simply cut the rail to the precise length and cap it.

Some installations will require a folding rail so the rail does not stick out at the base of the stairs. Be sure to ask about our hinged rail option!

Our straight stair chair lift cost is the cheapest around at just $2099 plus installation and tax. There’s no need to search elsewhere for a more affordable chair lift.

Don’t consider getting a wheelchair ramp for outdoor steps. They are heavy and long in length. We can also install outdoor stair lifts, whatever the right stair lift is for you to make your life easier and give you peace of mind.

Getting Started with a Curved Stairlift

For curved staircases, you do not need to worry about surveying your staircase; Towson Medical Equipment Company, your authorized Handicare supplier, will do this for you. We will advise you of any adjustments required to fit your unit(such as moving a heater or other home appliance) and which is the best side of your staircase for you.

Towson Medical Equipment will analyze your curved staircase with our new 3D software in the comfort of your home. Our unique camera system precisely measures your stairs for all curves, bends, turns and landings to fabricate a custom curved stair lift for your stairs. These custom made units do take a few weeks to make, so be sure to place your order at least a month before you need the chair lift. For more information about individual products, click on the links stairlift

Better yet, visit our showroom in Baltimore, MD for assistance with a demonstration. Take a demo stair lift for a ride in our store. We are happy to arrange an in-person demonstration or a free consultation in your home. Towson Medical also has the new stair climber wheelchair that doesn’t need any installation to the stairs.

If you need a wheelchair lift for stairs then this may be the best option for you.

How Are They Installed?

straight stairlift

Our straight chair lifts are easily installed to the stairs attached directly to the stair itself. Several screws are needed to penetrate the floor to attach the rail system. If your unit is ever uninstalled the holes can easily be repaired as they are only 1/4 inch in diameter.

Whether you have wood or carpet stairs, the stairlift can be easily installed and removed.

How Fast does a Stair Chair Lift Go?

Stair lifts were designed not to go fast but to be safe for the users. A chair lift for stairs only goes about 0.34mph to ensure a comfortable ride.

How Long Does it Take to Install a Stairlift?

For straight stairs a typical install takes under 2 hours. Of course we give the homeowner a complete demo of the unit and make sure they are comfortable using it. For a custom curved stair chair, our install is more complicated and can take up to 6 hours.

Curved or Stairs With Landings

For staircases that bend or have landings or curve we recommend our curved stair lift curved chair lifts. They are custom built using our 3D camera system to CAD CAM your new curved unit and ensure exact fitting on the day of install. These curved stair lifts usually take 4-8 hours to install as they require more setup and have more sophisticated parts.

Rest assured that our curved stairlift prices are the best in the business and we offer the best warranty too! A lifetime warranty on the motor and drivetrain.

Don’t Take Our Word for it!

Consumer Affairs ranks Handicare stair lifts Baltimore one of the best in the industry with 5 stars! Unfortunately, Acorn stairlift only gets one star. 🙁

Still have questions about our stairlifts?

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Used Stair Chair Lifts for Sale

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Looking for used stair lifts for sale? We often have used units for sale for as low as $999. These are ones that we have rented for 6-12 months or units that we have purchased back from our own customers. We only accept back units that are less than 3 years old and in great condition.

Much like a used car that is only 3 years old, we expect our used stair lifts to last for 5-10 years or more. We will not sell you any old equipment that continually breaks down. Additionally we offer a free warranty on labor for all used stairlifts!

Call us if you are interested in a less expensive alternative to a new stair lift…410-882-4005. And we also have rental units. Check out our rental page for chair lift for stairs!

Wheelchair Stair liftwheelchair stair lift

We also sell a new wheelchair stair lift that requires no installation. See the product below for the mobile stair lift. Towson Medical Equipment is a top DME store in Baltimore and we also sell other items including wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility products.

Stair lift Buyback Program

Do you have a stairlift or stair chair lift that is not being used or you have no use for it anymore? Towson Medical Equipment buys back and accepts donations of old models and recycles them to less fortunate individuals throughout the state of Maryland. Sorry, we do not buy Acorn stairlifts.

If you have one that you wish to get rid of give us a call and we can uninstall it within a few days! 410-882-4005

Bariatric Stair Lifts

For those who need the extra support we have a 500 pound capacity stair lift. If you need a heavy duty stair lift then contact us for a quote. For our heavy duty patients we prefer the Bruno stair lift.

Need To Get Up the Stairs Outside?outdoor stairlifts

No need to worry! We also have outdoor stairlifts that are weather resistant and can attach to any stair surface including wood, concrete, brick, trex or aluminum! Lifts for the outdoor steps can be straight or custom built if you have curves or landings.

Contact us for an in home (or out of home) estimate. Our experienced durable medical sales representatives will discuss the best options for your outside stair lift.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stair Chairs

1. How do I get a written quote? Send us pictures of your stairs via email to [email protected] or have our sales representatives come to your home for a free in home estimate. We will provide you a written estimate on the spot.

2. Does Towson Medical Equipment have an extended warranty or Service plans for the Stair chair lift? If so, How much does it cost? Your new stair lift comes with a one year full warranty plus a lifetime warranty on the motor and drivetrain. After the first year we offer an extended warranty for $199 per year.

3. How much are service calls if something goes wrong with the Stairlift? Service calls are $95 per trip and $80 per hour plus any parts needed.

4. What does the lifetime warranty cover? The motor and drivetrain. Forever.

5. What is the cost of parts if parts need to be ordered? Is there a discount on parts? Parts vary on cost but we will always give you a written estimate before we order any parts.

6. Does Towson Medical Equipment offer financing options? Yes, we offer 12 months interest free financing on all stairlifts.

What is done during the free in home consultation?

During these COVID times we will come prepared with mask, gloves and social distance at all times. We will need you to show our sales rep where you would like a stair chair installed. Our independent living specialist will evaluate your stairs, measure the width and the length of the stairs and evaluate for power to your new lift.
After assessing your stairs, we will discuss your options for different models and options to make your investment fit your lifestyle and budget. We will be able to give you a no obligation quote and also review financing options with you. The consultation appointment takes 30-60 minutes and is extremely low hassle. Our sales reps are not pushy and you will find that we have one of the lowest prices and the best value in the industry.

Are virtual stair lift appointments available?

Yes, virtual consultations are available with one of our independent living specialists. Just book a time and we will facetime you to view your project. Unfortunately we will not be able to provide an exact quote, however, we can provide an estimated range for your project without exact measurements of your stairs.

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