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Stair lifts transform inaccessible spaces into easy-to-access ones, helping Boston seniors and people with disabilities live independently in their homes. Boston.com has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide. We compared the features, warranties and local availability of 17 businesses, choosing the eight best stair lift companies in Boston.

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Types of stair lifts in Boston

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A stair lift is a motorized chair that moves up and down a staircase. The seat is connected to a rail mounted onto the stair treads. If you have mobility issues, a recent injury or if stairs have become a safety issue, a stair lift can help you get from one floor to another in your home.

There are three common types of stair lifts, and you choose the model that conforms to the type of staircase you have. These are straight, curved and outdoor.

  • Straight: Straight stair lifts are installed with a standardized rail. The rail can be cut to fit a variety of straight staircase sizes. Straight stair lifts can hold around 300 to 600 pounds. Straight, indoor stair lifts are the most common and least costly stair-lift option.
  • Curved: Curved stair lifts are built to conform to staircases that have curves, landings or turns and provide a safe transition and a durable product. As curved stair lifts are a custom option, they are the most costly. There are instances when two straight rails may be adapted to fit a curved staircase. However, it’s important to have an expert assess if this is a safe and durable solution.
  • Outdoor: Outdoor stair lifts come in straight and curved options. The lifts are built from hardier materials to withstand outdoor elements like wind, rain and snow. This is particularly important for Boston residents, as northeastern winters can be harsh. Additionally, some outdoor lifts come with covers that further protect the chair.

How much do stair lifts cost in Boston?

Boston stair lift costs vary, mainly based on the type. For straight stair lifts, prices range from $2,500 to $5,000 with installation, at the time of publishing. Curved stair lifts are more customized, and prices can range from $8,500 to $14,000, depending on how complex the installation is. In addition to stair lift type, other factors affecting the cost include:

  • Seat type: Stair lift seats come in a variety of upholstery and styles. A folding seat is standard, and some companies offer manual and powered folding options. These factors can affect the overall price.
  • Power source: Stair lifts are battery-powered and typically charge at the top or bottom of the stairs. Some companies offer a continuous charging system, which can be more expensive.
  • Configuration: Straight stair lifts are the least complex to install, while curved and spiral are more complex. The more complex the install is, the higher the cost.
  • Add-on features: Anything beyond a company’s standard stair lift features will cost more. This is because of the technology and installation needed.

Some companies offer pre-owned stair lifts, which can range from $2,200 to $3,000 (installed) for straight rails. Another short-term, economical option to consider is a stair-lift rental.

Boston stair lifts FAQ

Does Medicare cover the cost of a stair lift?
Medicare plans typically don’t cover stair lifts, as they are not considered Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Stair lifts are considered home modifications because of the staircase attachments. However, supplemental plans, such as Medicare Advantage, and certain Medicaid plans may cover stair lifts.
Do veteran’s benefits cover the cost of a stair lift?
VA health might pay for a veteran’s stair lift if they were injured in service. For other veterans and/or spouses who have mobility issues unrelated to military duty, a VA Aid and Attendance benefit may apply.
Can I rent a stair lift?
There are companies that offer stair-lift rentals. Rented lifts are high-quality and can be a great option for short-term needs, such as following surgery or to accommodate a temporary houseguest who has limited mobility.
Is there a market for reselling a stair lift?
Some companies offer a buyback option, so that’s something to ask about when you’re getting quotes. They may charge a removal fee, but reselling can be useful in getting the lift out of your home while recouping some of the cost. And of course, you can always choose to resell your stair lift privately after you no longer need it.

Boston stair lift company information

Lifeway Mobility

Lifeway Mobility offers straight and curved outdoor and indoor stair lifts. It also provides used stair lift sales and rentals. The most common lift is the straight lift, which is simplest and a quick install. Lifeway Mobility provides an extension to the five-year manufacturer's warranty and adds a lifetime warranty on motor parts and a one-year labor warranty. Lifeway Mobility has a Boston office at 21 East Main St., Ste. 1B, Westborough, MA 01581.

Lifeway Mobility Learn More (888) 349-0414


Handicare installs straight, curved and outdoor stair lifts. It has three straight-lift models, two curved-lift models and two outdoor models. Lifts are covered by a 10-year lifetime warranty, excluding outdoor stair lifts. Outdoor stair lifts are covered for two years from the purchase date. Free estimates are available online, and Handicare partners with local authorized dealers for in-home consultation. Many dealers work with third parties to offer financing.


USA Medical Supply

USA Medical Supply sells a variety of products, including new and used stair lifts from three leading brands: Access BDD, Hamar and Bruno Independent Living Aids. Its in-house service team sells, installs and services its stair lifts in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is located 1779 Riverdale Street, West Springfield, MA 01089.

USA Medical Supply

Stannah Stairlifts

Stannah Stairlifts New England serves Franklin, Boston and southern New England. It offers outdoor and indoor straight and curved stair lifts. Stair lift installation starts with a free, online survey to request a quote. Stannah Stairlifts advisors will measure your stairs, and do an in-home survey to put together a no-obligation quote. If you move forward with installation, stair lifts can be installed in as little as one day. Stannah Stairlifts include a call-out service for labor and parts and lifetime coverage for the motor and gearbox. The Boston office is located at 20 Liberty Way, Ste. A, Franklin, MA 02038.

Stannah Stairlifts Learn More (617) 855-1809

101 Mobility of Boston

101 Mobility of Boston specializes in short-term or long-term straight, curved, indoor and outdoor stair lifts. It sells and installs Harmar, Bruno, Handicare and Savaria indoor and outdoor stair lifts. After a free consultation and customized quote, stair lifts can be installed quickly. 101 Mobility of Boston is located at 289 Elm St., Ste. 115, Marlborough, MA 01752.

101 Mobility of Boston

New England Stairlifts

New England Starlifts offers straight and curved indoor and outdoor stair lifts. It is an authorized dealer for Acorn, Merits, Brooks and Handicare stair lifts. You can also rent a stair lift for a short-term solution. New England Stairlifts offers 10 days or less install after an order is made. Heavy-duty stair lifts are available to hold up to 600 pounds. There is a five-year parts and labor warranty. It is located at 8 Hollis St., Ste. B, Groton, MA 01450.

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Central Massachusetts Stairlift

Central Massachusetts Stairlift offers Bruno stair lifts exclusively. This includes straight and curved stair lifts for indoor and outdoor use in Boston, Central Massachusetts and the surrounding areas. Stair-lift capacity maxes at 400 pounds, and warranties vary. Free, no-obligation quotes are available. The local office is located at 3 Carroll Drive, Westborough, MA 01581.

Central Massachusetts Stairlift

Next Day Access Boston

Next Day Access Boston delivers and installs custom straight and curved stair lifts. It offers Bruno, Handicare and Harmar lifts with options to purchase or rent. Next Day Access stair lifts have a backup battery that charges when the seat is at the bottom or top of the rail, which is useful if your home loses power. The company offers next-day installation after a quote is accepted and the order made in some situations. Next Day Access serves Boston and surrounding areas. Financing is available.

Next Day Access Boston