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? How long do the batteries last? When do I need a stair lift? I have a landing in between two straight flights of stairs, what is the solution to this?