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 Can I stand on the footrest instead of sitting on the seat? What if my stair lift is on the opposite end of the staircase? When do I need a stair lift? Is the stair lift noisy?