This article shows how a stairlift can help people who struggle climbing stairs.. If you would like more information just click here, no obligation just expert advice
WHO WANTS A STAIRLIFT IN THEIR LIFE!!!…..
No show of hands!…I can understand your reaction to the question.
Now that I have your attention!
Who NEEDS a stairlift to help with climbing stairs ? Just to go up stairs to the bathroom when you want gives you freedom. Maybe you want to go downstairs to make that cup of tea or let the cat out.
A stairlift improves disabled access in your home. Just going upstairs when you want to. Or to gain access into your home from outside there is a stairlift to help and you don’t have to wait until there is someone to help you.
Independent living is so important. A stairlifit simply gives you back your independence and improves access for disabled people. Being able to climb stairs and to go upstairs to bed or to the bathroom just makes life easier.
I can feel the vibration of your minds thinking and mulling it over in your heads!….I hear you say….well maybe I do need a stairlift! But I think I will manage for a while longer……whilst the most honest of you, tentatively, but slowly and surely raise your hands in the air and finally admit and accept the prospect of one of those ugly stairlifts being installed on your lovely stair carpet. If you really want to stay in your home a stairlift can help.
Even if you have struggled for weeks, months or even years of going up and down the stairs on your hands and knees [get the picture] It is such hard work and there is a simple solution. No need to risk hurting yourself by slipping on the carpet.
Most of us rue the day when we require a stairlift; it feels like our mobility and independence has come to an abrupt end.
For some people that may well be true and they have no choice if they wish to continue to use the stairs to access to the floors above; millions of people have benefitted enormously throughout the world from the installation of a stairlift, whether it is in the home, the
office workplace or public building.
Benefits of a stairlift- Open all areas
The installation of a stairlift can give people back their independence in safely accessing all rooms in their home
If the property has external steps and a ramp is not viable, an external stairlift literally opens doors
They can once again climb stairs in a comfortable seated position
1 The installation of a stairlift can give people back their independence in safely accessing all rooms in their home.
2 If the property has external steps and a ramp is not viable, an external stairlift literally opens doors
3 It saves having to crawl up and down the stairs on your hands and knees, just as you did when you were a child
4 It reduces the number of trips and falls on stairs, often resulting in serious injury to the person.
5 Access the bathroom – If a person needs to use the bathroom on a regular basis throughout the day, this can infringe on the persons physical capabilities and dignity, a stairlift will safely alleviate this problem.
6 They can safely access their bedrooms at night, save having to spend the night on the sofa or armchair because they simply didn’t have the energy to climb the stairs again at the end of the day.
7 The family will have piece of mind knowing that their elderly parents will be able to go to bed safely at night for a comfortable sleep without the risk of trips and falls.
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Well…..have I convinced you yet, that this ugly piece of metal is actually a beautiful mechanical invention that gives you independence and peace of mind?
Even if you have a stairlift installed, it’s not against the law to sometimes climb the stairs independently. Some people have good and bad days; on a good day keep mobile, walk up with the aid of the mopstick handrail, which I hope you still kept fitted to the open side of the stairs and didn’t throw out when you installed the stairlift!
On a bad day by all means use the stairlift….no one will see you!!
The Healthcare Professional
If an Occupational Therapist is involved with the recommendation of a stairlift in a persons home . They will make the judgement that the need for a stairlift is both necessary and appropriate for the safe wellbeing of the person being assessed.
They will always encourage the person to maintain as much mobility as possible, in some cases, climbing the stairs is the only form of exercise many people get on a daily basis.
Since their inception the stairlift has come a long way both technically and aesthetically.
When I look back about 20 years they were both big and cumbersome looking and definitely very ugly! They took up pretty much all the width of the stairs; nowadays, they are slick and slender, with comfortable seating, aesthetically pleasing to the eye, colour coordinated to match the room and furnishings; they are technically advanced with remote control facility, swivel seats, electronically operated footplates, straight and curved rail options, slimline rails etc.
Types of stairlifts
Stairlifts are available for both indoor and outdoor use; from standard domestic stairlifts, domestic vertical through floor lifts, platform wheelchair lifts.
They all serve the one purpose and this is to maintain and aid the person to access all parts of the home independently. Don’t worry if your stairs are not a straight run that is no problem. There is a curved stairlift available.
There are several lift manufacturers in the UK today but many more companies who offer a lift installation service. One of the oldest surviving stairlift manufacturers is the well known brand Stannah a family business based in the South of England. From experience, there are several companies that provide a reputable product and first class installation service.
Without question, the Stannah product is one of the most reliable stairlifts in the market place today, they are articulate in their continual development of their product and strive to improve on their product year in year out, continually bringing out further technical advancements to a range of their products.
Reliability is Key
Stannah offer 2 years warranty. 14 day money back guarantees ensure that if you are not happy immediately after your purchase. They have made over made 500,000 stairlifts ,so must be doing something right. The 24/7 helpline is there whenever you need it. The back up service in case of a breakdown or fault is quick, so you will be taken care of. In the video you can see how it works in practice
These days word travels and Stannah has the reputation in the business as the lift to beat. For us no lift can beat the overall service and care that Stannah offers its customers.
Don’t just take our word Stannah has won a series of awards such as ISO Certification, members of BHTA and LEIA. In addition being listed in Superbrands since 2008. This is usually reserved for consumer businesses such as Coca Cola etc. It is rare for a disability business to be as well recognised. They are UK based and employ around 600 people. This is a business that is going to be around for the long haul, so don’t worry you can obtain spares, you won’t be abandoned as soon as you sign the cheque
How does it work?
Simple really- you will need an assessment of your home to ensure that the lift fits perfectly. That will be completed by one of the Stannah experts. You will receive the best quality advice and the choice of lift for you will be clear
Within a few days your stairlift will be ready and at a convenient time for you. The professional installers will spend normally no more than a day and clean up so would not know they had even been there
I make no bones about the fact their product is not the cheapest in the market place but rest assured their superior product and service makes the Stannah Stairlift a worthwhile long term investment towards your independence.
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