Disabled Stairlift: Life on the up
For a disabled child or adult with mobility problems, it a sensible idea to have a 'ground floor lifestyle', however this is often not possible.
Ascending and descending stairs may be something of a nightmare for someone with mobility problems, who get upset and frustrated when it is time to use the stairs. It may also present a significant health and safety risk. With that in mind a way to reduce stress would be to have a stair lift.
Stair lifts offer independence to those with impaired mobility and can be installed in most properties. Stair lift companies usually offer a free quotation service and it is sensible to get a number of stair lift specialists to quote, costs can vary considerably and let's not forget it gives the opportunity to ensure value for money.
Disabled people may often feel frail and worried about letting people into their home so make sure you ask for their identity before allowing them inside. It might be a good idea to ask a friend or relative to sit with you if you feel the need for support.
Stair lifts can to be fitted to straight or curved stairs so it is unlikely that a configuration to suit.
Stair lift grants are available to help a disabled child or adult in the purchase and installation of a stair lift and this is known as a disabled facilities grant. Any reputable company will be happy to discuss this and other purchasing options with you.
There are other options available such as refurbished stair lifts and stair lift hire but you will need to make sure whichever option you decide on is right for you.
There are many stair lifts on the market so a pertinent question might be "which is the best stair lift for a disabled person?
The honest answer will probably depend on how much you want to pay, whether a grant is available, if a loan is available or refurbished model will suit your needs. Remember the physical and mental problems that the condition present will make a difference to suitability of the stair lift, for example holding controls could be almost impossible, a larger than normal chair, or specific safety belt positions.
It is sensible to make a check list of things you need to know before contacting stair lift companies.
That way anything specific to your mobility problems may be relevant to the stair lift solution
Finally ask the company for references and testimonials from similar clients.
The stairs will never present the same problem again.
Have you had excellent service
from your stairlift provider?