If you’re asking this question, it’s more than likely that the previous mantra of “always take the stairs” is slowly fading into the past. For thousands of people, for different reasons, throughout their lives may face difficulty when it comes to combating the stairs within their home. Which is where a stair lift comes in.
It can be a difficult thing for us as people, more than likely previously fit and healthy to come to terms with the fact that climbing the staircase at home is no longer a thoughtless task in our day to day. When faced with a time where the staircase becomes something much more than a simple way to travel between floors in your home, it may be time to consider alternatives to help improve your quality of life.
The first thing you consider when exploring the idea of alternatives is whether your mobility will be affected for a long period of time. If for the foreseeable future you are going to struggle with your mobility around the home, it’s definitely time to consider adding some additional mobility aid to help you.
If perhaps, you have a badly twisted ankle that’ll in a week or so, it may be worth hanging fire before kitting yourself out with a state-of-the-art stairlift featuring all the bells and whistles you could get your hands on.
Is a stair lift the solution?
If you live in a home with more than one floor, meaning you have a staircase that needs conquering in order to reach another level where your bedroom, bathroom, and other essential rooms you may need access to, a stairlift is more than likely your best bet. Particularly if you plan to stay in the home you currently reside within.
A stair lift carries people and sometimes wheelchairs up and down staircases. Motorised domestic stairlifts are relatively straightforward devices, although they become slightly more complicated if you have a curved or unusually shaped staircase.
The track for a stairlift usually fits the tread of the stairs, not to the wall next to the stairs. This can cause some issues if you don’t have a simple straight staircase. However, there are solutions to combat this and it is possible to have either a straight or curved stairlift fitted. If you are concerned about whether your staircase is suitable for a stairlift, it’s always worth consulting an expert for some help and advice.
Most stairlifts run on rechargeable batteries that recharge automatically from the mains. This means they will still function in a power cut. Some are mains-powered, but will still have a small backup battery in case of a power cut which will provide you with peace of mind in case you have fears of being stuck halfway up your staircase.
Domestic stairlifts are relatively easy to maintain. The high-quality design and manufacturing ensure that even if you opt for a reconditioned stairlift, it will serve you reliably for as long as you need it. seated stairlifts come with height-adjustable, padded swivel seats, so that you can easily get on and off them without having to turn or twist your body. Some swivel seats are motorised; all lock in place when required.
Once the stairlift is installed, you can make use of its services straight away. Meaning that there will never be another battle when you’re faced with the battle of travelling through the floors of your home.
If you’re still unsure of whether a stairlift is right for you, Why not contact us? We can discuss a range of stairlift options that may be suitable for you along with any other products and services we think may be suited to your needs. We even provide completely free no-obligation quotes on any of our products you may be interested in.