Frequently Asked Questions
Does the State of Michigan have any requirements?
Yes, the State requires that lifts be installed by State Licensed Elevator Journeymen. A permit must be submitted to the State for the installation. A State Inspection after the installation is also required. Adaptive Environments will file all necessary paperwork needed prior to the installation of your product.
Can I install this type of product myself?
Self-installation of stairlifts or platform lifts is strongly discouraged. Please read the opinion of the Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry at www.aema.com/positionpaper_liftinstallation.pdf.
How wide do my stairs need to be for a stairlift?
Stairs need to be 36” wide. Variances may oftentimes be obtained from your city, township or village.
Is a stairlift bulky?
No. Your stairlift has a seat cushion that may be flipped up when not in use. This allows for easy access by other family members and friends to the stairway.
Is the stairlift mounted to the wall?
No, the stairlift is not mounted to the wall. It is designed to move vertically on a rail system that attaches to the treads of your stairway.
Does Medicare pay for lifting devices?
Unfortunately Medicare will not pay for lifting devices as they are considered a home modification.
Do you install any products in other states?
Adaptive Environments is licensed to install residential elevators, platform lifts, and stairlifts solely in the State of Michigan.