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Renting a Stair Lift?

Essential Considerations for Short-Term Mobility

Are you or a loved one facing mobility challenges at home, but hesitant to commit to the purchase of a stair lift? Many individuals find themselves in a similar situation, unsure if a stair lift is the right long-term solution for their needs. 

Thankfully, there’s an alternative: renting a stair lift. This article discusses everything you need to know about renting a stairlift, including the pros and cons, as well as the associated costs. 

Can You Rent a Stair Lift?

Yes, you can indeed rent a stair lift! 

Most stairlift providers like us offer rental options alongside their sales services, catering to people who require temporary assistance with mobility challenges in their homes. 

Renting a stair lift provides a practical solution for those facing short-term mobility limitations due to factors such as post-surgery recovery, injury rehabilitation, or visiting relatives with mobility issues.

What Are the Benefits of Renting a StairLift?

Renting a stairlift offers several benefits that make it a practical and convenient option for those facing mobility challenges in their homes. These benefits include:

Cost-Effectiveness

Renting a stair lift eliminates the need for a significant upfront investment, making it a more affordable option, especially for those with short-term mobility needs. 

Rather than bearing the full cost of purchasing a stair lift outright, renters pay a monthly rental fee, which can be more manageable for budget-conscious individuals.

Flexibility

Stair lift rental services typically offer flexible rental terms, allowing individuals to choose the duration of the rental period based on their specific needs. 

Whether it’s for a few weeks, months, or longer, renters have the flexibility to tailor the rental period to align with their temporary mobility requirements.

Temporary Solution

Renting a stair lift provides a temporary solution for people who require assistance with mobility challenges for a limited time. 

This is particularly beneficial for those recovering from surgery, rehabilitating from an injury, or receiving temporary care at home, as it allows them to access the necessary support without committing to a long-term investment.

Try Before You Buy

By renting a stairlift, users have the opportunity to test different models and features before making a purchasing decision. They can try out different seat styles, control options, and safety features to find the most comfortable and suitable option for their needs.

By trying out different models and features before purchasing, renters can feel more confident about their choice for long-term use. This approach also reduces the risk of investing in a stairlift that may not fully meet their needs.

No Long-Term Commitment

Renting a stairlift eliminates the need for a long-term commitment, providing individuals with the flexibility to return the unit once they no longer require its assistance. 

This is particularly advantageous for individuals who anticipate changes in their mobility status or living arrangements in the near future.

Convenient Installation and Removal

When you rent a stair lift, installation, and removal are usually included in the service. Professionals will come to your home to set up the stair lift, and when you no longer need it or when the rental period ends, they’ll come back to take it away.  

What Are the Disadvantages of Renting a StairLift?

While renting a stair lift offers several advantages, there are also some potential disadvantages to consider:

Limited Customization

Unlike buying a stair lift where you can choose specific features, colors, and configurations, rentals often come in standard models. This might not be ideal if you have unique needs or aesthetic preferences.

Potential Long-Term Cost

If you anticipate needing the stair lift for an extended period of time (more than 6 months), renting might end up costing more than purchasing. Rental fees can add up quickly.

Dependency on Rental Company

Renting a stair lift means relying on the rental company for installation, maintenance, and support services. If the rental company has limited availability or customer service issues, it could cause inconvenience or delays in getting assistance when needed.

Unsuitable for Curved Staircases

Unlike straight stairlifts, which can be easily installed and removed, curved stair lifts are custom-built to fit the specific shape and dimensions of your staircase.

Because of this custom nature, it’s not feasible to rent a curved stairlift. These types of stairlifts require precise measurements and often involve a more complex installation process, which makes them better suited for purchase rather than rental.

Uncertain Availability

Rental companies might have limited stock, especially for specific types of staircases (curved stairs). Securing a rental during peak demand might be challenging.

Because of this custom nature, it’s not feasible to rent a curved stairlift. These types of stairlifts require precise measurements and often involve a more complex installation process, which makes them better suited for purchase rather than rental.

How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Stair Lift?

The cost of rental stairlifts can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the rental period, the type of stair lift, additional features or customization options, and the rental company’s pricing structure. 

On average, monthly rental fees for a standard straight stairlift typically range from $100 to $300 per month.

Additionally, there may be one-time fees associated with installation, removal, and any necessary modifications to accommodate your staircase. These one-time fees can range between $500 and $1000, depending on the specific requirements.

We understand that mobility needs are individual, and finding the right stair lift solution is important. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation quotes to help you determine the best fit for your situation. 

We provide transparent pricing based on your budget, unique needs, and home layout.

Final Thoughts

Renting a stair lift provides a valuable and convenient option for those needing temporary assistance navigating their stairs. It’s cost-effective for short-term needs, offers quick installation, and eliminates maintenance worries. 

Ultimately, the decision between renting and buying depends on your individual circumstances. 

If you anticipate needing a stair lift for an extended period or have specific needs, purchasing might be a better long-term investment. 

On the other hand, if you require temporary assistance due to surgery, recovery, or a short-term guest, renting offers a flexible and affordable solution.

Mark Glenney

Over 1000 Stairlifts Installed In GTA

Mark & the team have installed over 1000 Stairlifts, so you can count on us to do the job right. We understand the difficulty of this transition, so we go the extra mile to show that we care. Always transparent about our process and pricing, we’re here to answer any questions about your new mobility solution.

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David G Bahra
David G Bahra
1715268952
"Mark is very helpful even if they do not make a sale. Their commitment to providing the best customer service is highly commendable. I would highly recommend them."
Jean Robertson
Jean Robertson
1715028412
I’m extremely pleased with The Stairlift Store. I contacted the company on-line on a Sunday , within 1/2 hour Mark called me, set up an appointment and the stairlift was installed on Wednesday the same week. I thought I should get a brand new unit for my husband, but was so pleased, that I was not directed to a new unit, rather to a used unit, which would function better in tight situation. We are extremely please with the unit, with the price , the warranty and with the exceptional service provided by the company. The installer was great too! A great big THANK YOU to you all!
Dave Little
Dave Little
1714075976
Mark provided excellent service in dealing with service issues that other companies could not resolve. My parents and I appreciate all your help.
Betty Calvert
Betty Calvert
1713987350
Thank you for the excellent service. Our stairlift has been installed within a day of initial contact. Frank was very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with and installation was very efficient.
Sanjoy Acharya
Sanjoy Acharya
1712867810
Mark & Glen make a good team. Mark even arranged a demo for us, before we bought the “Synergy” straight model. So far, it seems a sturdy piece of hardware, looks nice too. Frank put it in for us in less than two hours
THE NERDLINGER
THE NERDLINGER
1712595418
The guys are great. Mark came by same day to provide an assessment and worked with me to find the right lift for my mom. Adam came to do the install less than a week later. Adam was professional, courteous and efficient. I highly recommend The Stairlift Store.
Jennifer Kodis
Jennifer Kodis
1711673182
The team at the Stairlift Store installed my parents' Acorn stairlifts several years ago. The few calls my parents made to Mark regarding the devices were addressed promptly. This promptness was critical, as well functioning stairlifts were essential to my parents' independence in their home. We had to have one of the stairlifts removed for basement work a few times, and the team was very flexible and worked around the other contractors' timelines. Everyone on the team has been professional, courteous and respectful. I would highly recommend the Stairlift Store if you are purchasing, or maintaining stairlifts.
Chris Moyer
Chris Moyer
1711667390
Mark was great to deal with and frank did an amazing job installing this stair lift. Great people. Thanks guys.
janet bilyj
janet bilyj
1710425989
very pleased with instalition and service.Highly recomed this company. my huaband had a massive stroke. this was the only way to access his mancave. MANY MANY THANKS janet and les lang fort erie ont
John Stultz
John Stultz
1710250368
With both of my parents now using their stairlift, it has finally needed to be replaced after many years of solid use. When it broke on the weekend, it was urgent that we had it replaced fast. As usual, I called Mark. He drove right over; he was there in twenty minutes, from Burlington. After he inspected the old unit, he gave my parents many options, including repair, or replace, which was great.My parents decided to get a slightly used replacement unit, which included a two-year warranty. Frank, one of the technicians, replaced the unit, and my parents regained their mobility. We have called Mark many times over the years, and even on a Saturday, he is available :). As a son, I can say that I am very grateful for Mark and his team. I feel comfortable with them going over to my parents, without me there, knowing that they will get great service, and not be taken advantage of, or pressured. For that, I am grateful.
Lenny Jobin
Lenny Jobin
1709830605
In 2020 the stair lift store installed 2 stair lifts in my father-in-law’s house. The installation was fast and professional. The lifts worked perfectly with no problems at all. We just had the lifts removed and the removal was also done fast and efficiently. I’m very pleased we picked the stair lift store to look after our stair lift needs as they made it easy and painless during a difficult time. L Jobin
David West
David West
1709755940
Mark and Frank were very professional in their approach with a excellent knowledge of their Bespoke stairlift product. The installation took minimal time and before he left, Frank gave a detailed explanation of how the lift worked. We are most impressed with the unit and are looking forward to many years of use. Congratulations to The Stairlift Store for a job well done!
Richard Charron
Richard Charron
1709745256
Mark returned my call on Saturday to schedule an appointment that afternoon. Mark explained to me what they had to offer. I was looking for 2 chair lifts. He then took measurement and quoted me a price. I called him back on Monday to confirm and on Tuesday Frank, William and Adam were at my house for the installation of both chair lifts. All three were polite and very professional. Once both were installed Adam took the time to explain to me how to use the chair lift. I went up and down a couple of times without any issues very easy to use. These units will be a blessing as I was struggling in going up and down the stairs. I am really pleased that I called Stairlift Store. I would recommend that if anyone is looking for a chair lift please give them a call.
David & Marion Reimer
David & Marion Reimer
1709574696
They are very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We’re glad that we chose the Stairlift Store.
Dan Delill
Dan Delill
1708187079
Great company to deal with!!Fast and reliable.
robin p
robin p
1707249221
Installed this chair lift for my parents in 2021 and it has been the best thing to be able to keep them in their home and independent. Service for installation was quick and easy for us. They are only a phone call away when you need any follow up and respond quickly. Highly recommend them.
Don Nicks
Don Nicks
1706392316
Great service. Answered my questions about a squeaky seat rotation ang bumpy ride over the phone without charging me for a visit. Highly recommended.
Jaak Muur
Jaak Muur
1706133048
I would like to thank Mark for being such a professional contact and helpful person in getting me what I need for my personal use to get up and down stairs. No sooner had we made contact a couple of days later we had Will and Adam two were excellent courteous and knowledgable technitions and in about 2 hours provided me with the ride I needed. I fully recommend this Stairlift Store for anyone needing such equipment. Many thanks.Jaak Muur
Rebecca Correia
Rebecca Correia
1705801197
Paul Leonard Gallina
Paul Leonard Gallina
1705349723
This is a very service-focused customer friendly store. I called on Sunday at noon and had someone here the next morning. We just cannot operate without a stairlift. The problem was fixed in fifteen minutes. Expensive, mind you, but effective and pleasant to deal with.
Daley Soares
Daley Soares
1704730139
I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the outstanding service The Stairlift Store provides.From start to finish, the level of professionalism, attention to detail, and genuine commitment to customer satisfaction is truly impressive.I highly recommend Mark & Adam to anyone seeking/considering getting a Stairlift installed in their homes.
Denise Kankainen
Denise Kankainen
1704556539
Happy new year ,I just want to give a massive shout out to Mark at Stairlift store ,what a fantastic personable help he was so patient and understanding help with my father John Broadfoot and they came up with the issue of his chair lift ,and the offer of help as wellWhat a great help and the service was beyond none and would definitely use them again. 😀
Katherine Alikiotis
Katherine Alikiotis
1704414558
I had great customer service from Mark Glenney and his team William and Frank , who installed a chairlift at my house . I called Mark to get quote. He came by the house to measure and answered all my questions . After the measurements were taken , he made phone calls and was very quick locating a pre-owned chairlift for me for a good price . I could not believe that just before the Christmas holidays (within 3 days of my inquiry ) my chairlift was installed . The install was seamless and very quick and the technicians made sure, before they left , that I was comfortable using the chairlift. I was vey pleased with my purchase and the overall experience and will highly recommend the Stairlift Store to anyone considering purchasing a chairlift. Thank you.
Tony Bazzo
Tony Bazzo
1704406791
Frank was amazing the way he responded to a call for my mother stairlifts(3) he put her mind at ease by figuring out that she had relocated different remotes throughout the house so that she thought they weren’t working when actually they worked fine. No charge for that service call can’t say much more about the fabulous service they provide. Always just a phone call away.
Mary Ann Harvey
Mary Ann Harvey
1703621741
Mark, Adam and William are the best of the best! The entire experience of ordering the stairlift and the installation was beyond easy. They were informative and did not try to upsell and or rush us into a sale. They are a family business and are now part of our friends and family.My Mother is beyond happy with her new stairlift. I would recommend this group to anyone and everyone.Sincerely,Mary-Ann HarveyScenic Woods,Ancaster, Ontario
Daniel Gallina
Daniel Gallina
1703091272
The gang at The Stairlift Store helped out our high school robotics team with some sponsored railing that turned into a game changer for our robot design. Thank you!!!! FromElmira District Secondary School Robotics team!!!!
Kerrin Simon
Kerrin Simon
1702919905
Great Company and Team! Wish we had called them for the initial install! We spoke with Mark at 2pm. Adam arrived at 4:30, stairlift was fixed by 5 at a very reasonable cost. Wow! Adam patiently explained everything he was doing which made Mom feel very comfortable and important. Mom sent Adam away with home made Christmas cookies! Both Mark & Adam are very professional and friendly. They deliver great customer service. These guys care!
Janet Malloy
Janet Malloy
1701795462
Top notch service from Mark and his Tech William who installed our stairlift this morning. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a stairlift to please call Mark and his team. Very professional, answered all our questions, and we were told any problems just call them.
David McDonald
David McDonald
1701378168
Very professional. Takes customer needs and finances into account. Installation was fast (next day) and efficient. Installer was friendly, cleaned area well when complete.
Val Sanna
Val Sanna
1701350150
Friendly, knowledgeable service and fair prices. I especially appreciated the free advice after the repair that saved another service call.
Al Warburton
Al Warburton
1701208175
I had a problem with my stairlift today and called Mark. He was unsure if they would be able to get here today as it was early afternoon. Lo and behold "saint" Frank called around 4pm and was here within a half hour. He was able to fix the problem quickly and efficiently. Thanks to Mark and Frank for getting my stairlift operational again. Greatly appreciated.
Adriana Potichnyj
Adriana Potichnyj
1700208662
My parents’ stair lift was acting up on a Friday night. We were able to get it working but were unsure how long it would function. We left a message that night that the stairlift needed to be looked at. Mark responded that same night that he would be there Saturday by noon to look at it. Mark called in the morning that he was on his way and the stairlift was fixed by 9:30! He was quick and responsive to my parents’ needs. This is not the first time we have needed service and our experience with this company has always been excellent. It’s such a relief to know that a phone call is met with swift action. Working with this company has allowed my parents to remain in their own home independently for the last 6-7 years. I highly recommend Mark and the Stairlift Store for a great product and exceptional service.
Hazel Bartoszek
Hazel Bartoszek
1698971793
William was here to do a repair today I can't say enough good things about him He knew what he was doing and finished in record time .Such a friendly fellow and made sure to answer all my questions before he left .I have and will continue to recommend The Stairlift store .
Kevin White
Kevin White
1698511631
After being ignored by Acorn for 2 hours, by luck I called the stairlift store and left a message. Within minutes ON A SATURDAY Mark called me back and came by within the hour to help me out. He gave me a work around so my mother would not be put at risk. Best service call rate. Half the Acorn cost. You want to do business here. Best in class.
Gwen Poster
Gwen Poster
1697214990
I had a stairlift installed about 10 months ago. It has been great for my needs. About a week ago it started making a noise. I have recently had spinal surgery and don't have the mobility to troubleshoot what was wrong so I called Mark and I believe the person who came out I think was Frank. He drove half an hour to look at my machine. He was here about two minutes and solved the issue and was off. Great attitude and very professional. So happy I used them for the purchase and install of my stairlift.
Lucine Tchakerian
Lucine Tchakerian
1697063541
Left a message Thanksgiving Friday and mark called the next day I gave him measurements and he sent out frank on Tuesday with what he thought would fit my parents stairs, incase they wanted it installed. It fit like a glove frank had it installed that same day!!! Look no further this company cares about their clients and gets things done immediately. Thank you Mark and Frank now we can bring my mom home from the hospital!!!
Donald Wilson
Donald Wilson
1695562490
We are very happy with our stairlift purchased and installed this past week. It was installed professionally and is a great help in using a steep stairway. I would certainly recommend Mark and his company to anyone else. Don W
Teresa Hynes
Teresa Hynes
1694815520
Service was great, installation was clean,Rides like a Cadillac! Highly recommend dealing with The Stairlift Store
John Bradford
John Bradford
1694112553
The staff including Mark and William exemplify that customer service, efficiency and quality response we used to take for granted and now cherish when we see it. You have always considered my wife's needs post stroke and your product has given her a level of independence she values. We are so grateful.
Cameron McTavish
Cameron McTavish
1693526289
Many thanks to Mark and Adam! Responsive, communicative, friendly and all round awesome. Can’t thank you enough for your great service and professionalism.
Marie Fawcett-Carter
Marie Fawcett-Carter
1693500196
Mark installed our chairlift about 4 years ago and it has worked extremely well without incident. A week ago, I had a new washing machine delivered and the service people could not get it by the chairlift. I called Mark and he was over in less than a half hour to disconnect the chairs and provide room for the delivery. The chairs were replaced immediately as well, and a "tune-up" was provided! Excellent service!
chris stevens
chris stevens
1693404989
Very impressed with the service, both the online responses and the in-home visit. Very quick response and the technician was personable, professional and very quick. Highly recommend!!
Jodi Anastasakis
Jodi Anastasakis
1692637304
The Stairlift Store should be your only choice when choosing a company to supply and install a stairlift. I got, or tried to get other quotes. One company just didn’t respond and the other had an unreasonable waiting time. Mark responded quickly with a fair quote and reasonable installation time. The install was efficient and neat. Adam the technician is knowledgeable and polite. These guys truly understand what customer service means. I’m so pleased that I found them !!
Klukas Bogdanic
Klukas Bogdanic
1691777963
These guys are great. They hooked us up same day for a great price.
Judy Odom
Judy Odom
1691241473
From the first call to Mark to the install with Frank it was smooth sailing . The stair lift has enabled me to check out upstairs after 7 months . Easy to use and very sturdy . The stair lift will open my world after shattering my leg in January. Mark said I will wonder why I didn’t get it sooner and I must agree
Carmen Kwok
Carmen Kwok
1690603491
I don't know Mark but I found his company from Google when I was feeling helpless with my Chairlift, it was not working but the service guy has no response. Mark was being very friendly & kindness to help me check for another company who also provide maintenance on my chairlift. Mark is such a nice guy, he got back to me very quick with the information. I would absolutely refer business to him if the people I know will need to purchase/install a stairlift. thank you again Mark :)
Michael Guglielmo
Michael Guglielmo
1690315449
Mark was excellent to talk to over the phone. Frank was able to come and install the next day. Flawless work, very knowledgeable and great customer service.
Sonya Pancucci
Sonya Pancucci
1689982649
The stairlift fit our curved staircase like a glove. The equipment is very well crafted and works perfectly. The installers were efficient and extremely professional. We appreciated their attention to details and their thorough installation, demonstration, explanation, and clean up. They ensured that we were comfortable using the equipment and patiently reviewed everything with us and answered any questions that we had about using the equipment. We are extremely pleased and grateful for their service. Honestly, the best experience we have had in 20-years of renovations for our home. We have recommended them already to all of our friends and family members. They are simply, the BEST!
Laurel Noble
Laurel Noble
1689180925
Very friendly and professional, great prices, installation was quick and they did an excellent job.
Ken G
Ken G
1688144083
My parents needed a stair lift in a hurry before mom came home from hospital. We did some research and found The Stairlift Store. Mark was quick to meet with us and William did a fine job installing it. They both were courteous and professional and accommodated our tight time line needs. Price was fair. They had it installed less than 24 hours later. Thanks!
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