Stair Lifts are extremely crucial for an elderly person who is suffering joint pains, is injured enough to climb up the stairs or is disabled. A stair lift is a tool to make life easy for those, who find it excruciatingly painful to move up and down of their home-staircase. In most of the cases, it can be seem that the concerned person shifts to the ground floor of his/her home so that there would be no need to going upstairs. In that case, a stair-lift installed could truly be god-send.
These days, the market for stair-lift is dominated by quite a few big players. But one should keep it in mind, that the companies must air their commercials on TV by keeping in mind the sensitivity and care which needed to be reflected upon during their ads on television. Otherwise, making any kind of fun or insensitive remarks ( which from commercial maker’s point-of-view, may come as innocent and hilarious) about the geriatric/ disabled/injured one during the commercial, may hurt the sentiment of a larger group of society and that will certainly not go down well with the brand-building exercise of the manufacturing company.
On the other hand, those who are intending to buy a stair lift should keep it in their minds that – a stair lift’s functionality in a real-case scenario and its glossy image that is being portrayed upon on commercials; are two entirely different things. So when one is planning to invest a precious chunk of their hard-earned cash on a stair lift and is willing to pay an inflated electricity bill every month (as a stair lift sucks heavy dosage of electricity); she/he should analyze every advantages and disadvantages that will come with a stair lift in a practical manner, forgetting the TV- commercials.
Three reasons to not to fall for stair lift commercials
- It’s always ‘ rosy’ in a TV commercial
If you check upon the treppenlift werbungen an der Fernseher or for-that-matter the YouTube ads; you will get to see only the light-hearted, rosy scenario as if- installing a stair lift in your house is just a cake-walk. In other words, TV commercials for stair lifts want us to make believe that one-size-fits-for-all for any stair lift and any house. But the reality is different.
You need to pick a stair lift that should complement your stairway- whether it’s curved, straight or has 90-180 degree turns. While the curved stairway requires more customized stair lifts, the straight one demand a simple stair lift and the last group needs two or more chairs.
- A TV commercial won’t give away the real customers’ experiences
To know what the real life users feel about the stair lifts of any particular company, you have to visit the various social media forums or talk to any user who used it already. Obviously if you visit the company’s site or blog, it shall be full of the adulations and praises from satisfied customers. But to know about the real scenario, it’s mandatory that you go through the various reviews posted by satisfied/dissatisfied clients of that particular brand’s stair lift in neutral forums.
- A stair lift is costly- a TV commercial will not show it
Whether it’s the heavy usage of electricity or installation charges- bringing a stair lift into your home is always expensive. Added with that, the complicated insurance scenario may make it all the more difficult, as the general insurance company or Medicaid/Medicare don’t cover the costs of stair lifts normally.
Before you make a hasty decision of buying a stair lift on the basis of a glossy TV commercial, debate over the pros and cons extensively inside your head.