Electric Stair Lifts

Stair lifts allow those who have reduced mobility to still access all the floors in their homes, as well as higher floors in any public or commercial properties.  If a person with reduced mobility has the opportunity to have a stair lift installed in their home they will be able to remain in the homes that they are used to and love, and in the community to which they feel they belong.  This can be incredibly important for both the individual and their families.  The government is also able to save a lot of money by not having to invest in nursing home care for people that are still able to live independently.

Where to Buy Electric Stair Lifts

There is a large number of companies in the United Kingdom where you can buy or rent electric stair lifts – renting one can be particularly useful if you have temporary limited mobility, for example after breaking a bone.  Some of the companies you may want to take into consideration include:

  • Acorn Stair Lifts, who have been involved in the sale of over 125,000 electric stair lifts in the United Kingdom.  They have been one of the main players in the sale of electric stair lifts for the past ten years.
  • Companion Stair Lifts, who specialise in making bespoke electric stair lifts that fit any stair case.  They pride themselves on their impressive quality.
  • Stannah Stair Lifts is by far the biggest company that manufactures electric stair lifts.  They are a company from the United Kingdom, but operate all over the world.

Things to Think about before Buying Electric Stair Lifts

The first thing you need to ask yourself before investing in electric stair lifts is what type of staircase you actually have.  Generally, you will require either a straight stair lift or a curved stair lift, and which you choose will depend entirely on the shape and angles of your staircase.  Secondly you need to determine whether your level of mobility is likely to stay as it currently is or whether it is likely to improve or get worse.  If your mobility is expected to improve a rental may be the best idea.  If it is likely to decrease you may want to look into purchasing a standing or wheelchair lift rather than a seated stair lift.

How Long Does the Installation of Electric Stair Lifts Take?

The actual installation of electric stair lifts is generally very quick and easy as most electric stair lifts can be installed in less than two hours.  The consultation will clearly take longer as measurements will need to be taken and you will also generally be shown a lot of documentation.  After installation, the installers will take the time to explain how electric stair lifts operate.  All in all, however, you should be able to have an electric stair lift fitted within in a few weeks.

Electric stair lifts enable people who have a limited level of mobility to still use all the rooms in their home.  A stair lift ultimately enables the disabled and elderly to remain in the home that they know and in the community that they are used to instead of having to look into alternate accommodation.

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