How can we help you? What are my other options? 0 out of 1 found this helpful Common solutions to avoid investing in a stair lift include moving to a single level home or to an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. Installing a stair lift, in most circumstances, is the most inexpensive and cost effective solution. Was this helpful? Yes (0) No (1) Category: General Related Questions Are stair lifts expensive? Is a stair lift difficult to operate? Can I take the arms off of the stair lift to make the seat wider? Will my insurance cover the cost of a stair lift?