Confidently travel between the floors of your home with stair lifts by Sterling Stairlifts.
Experience luxurious, safe bathing walk-in tubs with Safety Tubs.
Like many Americans, you may be looking for ways to modify your home to adapt to yours or a loved one's changing physical needs. Home modifications increase the functionality of your home, offer a peace of mind and increased safety, and provide a valuable, economical alternative to less desirable institutional settings. Proactive, preventative measures like adding a stair lift or walk in tub are great investments to ensure that you can remain in your home long-term. According to a recent study by AARP, 89% of people want to remain in their homes as long as possible. Let us help you make that goal come true by working together to develop solutions to your home safety challenges. Our professionally trained staff at Lambert's will help you transform your home environment to enable you to remain in the home you love, independently.
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, lessens limitations due to arthritis and muscular disease, and prevents falls. With both curved and straight units available, Lambert's can accommodate your home's 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 offer several different models of stair lifts to accommodate a variety of needs. As an authorized dealer for Sterling Stairlifts, Lambert's trained staff can work with you to select the most appropriate model for your specific circumstances and environment. However, all models have the following core features:
Powered by battery, ensuring usage even in the event of a power outage;
Equipped with safety sensors, designed to stop the lift if it meets any obstruction;
Operated by a switch or toggle that is easily tilted in the desired direction, enabling people with limited dexterity or arthritis to still safely operate it;
Accessorized with a remote control to bring the lift to the top or bottom to meet the user;
Folded up when not in use to maximize space on the stairwell;
Fitted to a track on your staircase (not the wall), allowing your lift to travel along the track;
Furnished with a seat belt for increased user safety;
Equipped with an easily accessible key switch to prevent unauthorized usage and disable the lift
Stair Lifts: Overview
How Stair Lifts Work: Safety Features
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; surrounding counties can call to find out if a nominal fee will be applied. The estimate will include both the unit cost and that of installation. For financing options, please refer to the FAQ on available loans and financial assistance available.
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..
Lambert's stands behind its work and honors all manufacturer's warranties.
To learn more about modifying your home, contact Lambert's at 800-669-1103 or send us a message
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)
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
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.
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 our North Knoxville location 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.
Walk-in tubs are the perfect blending of aesthetic beauty and medical functionality. Several health groups have suggested the use of hydraulic therapy for different ailments, citing it:
Eases muscle strain
Reduces arthritis pain
Helps mild colds
Reduces ear and throat inflammation
Helps varicose veins
Reduces high blood pressure
Relieves kidney and intestinal pain
Lambert's offers a variety of tub choices from two of the leading tub manufacturers, Safety Tubs and DCE Tubs. Each brand of tubs have their own unique attributes that may be more appropriate depending on your preferences and needs, but they all share some of the basic core features:
Lifetime guarantee on the seal, insuring that the tub will not leak;
Tax exempt with a physician's prescription;
Quick-fill and quick-drain system to minimize time filling/emptying the tub;
Option of air or Jacuzzi massage;
Holds up to 70 gallons of water
Overview of Walk in Tubs
How Walk-In Tubs Work: Features & Design
How Walk-In Tubs Work: Quick Drain System
Since most people opt to install a walk-in tub into their existing bathroom, the costs for installation vary depending on how much needs to be done to prepare the space for the walk-in tub, remove the old unit, and modify plumbing and electrical work as needed. Lambert's has a list of preferred third-party contractors for you to choose from who are experienced in installing our tubs; alternately you can hire an outside contractor of your choice. These contractors should be able to give you an estimate to prep and install a walk-in tub after surveying the bathroom. We recommend that you speak with a contractor before placing your order so that you can be sure you order the right dimensions, accessories, and are aware of the total cost of your remodel.
Once you order your tub and related accessories, Lambert's will ship it to your house. You will need to separately coordinate with a contractor for all installation arrangements.
To learn more about modifying your home, contact Lambert's at 800-669-1103 or send us a message