Thursday, October 18, 2012

chair lift

I have spent the past few weeks trying to make it easierto get up and down the many stairs in our home.

I finally had the courage to call about a chair lift and investigate this haunting process.

First we realized we had to fix the back steps of our home. We have an old Victorian and have a butlers staircase that we never used. And because I dont want a chair lift to be the first thing people see when they come over I really want it out of site. Only I need to know its there. Can we say denial ?

So I called this company and they quoted me $3500.00. Yikes ! Thats alot of money but we'll find a way.

They showed up and measured and of course, my stairs dont qualify for that price. So instead it was going to be $12,000. You probably just fell out of your chair as we did. Hmmm...seems like a giant price hike or are they taking avantage of disabled people??

I almost kicked her out of my house when she said that.

I was bummed for days. My contractor came over for something else and we decided an additional rail on the front steps would probably help me. And it has. Not the perfect result. I've still fallen down the stairs since that installation but it is better.

I then called another chair lift company andwas told based on what I was telling him a chair lift wasnt even possible with my stairs. Ok, now I'm really depressed. WTF?

I am so confused and bruised from falling up and down the stairs.

I'm not sure what our next step is...Trying to not stress about it because thats only going to make my stairs adventure worse. :-(

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Unknown said...

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Cathy said...

thanks I'd love to hear more.

Unknown said...

I sympathize with what you’re going through. I hope that, by this time, you were able to find a company that can build you a chair life at a very much affordable price. Hope to hear good news from you soon!

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Cathy said...

Sadly I still dont have a chair lift. Have had back to back relapses so I've been grounded downstairs :-(