Choosing the Right Stairlift

Choosing the Right Stairlift

If you are looking for a stairlift supplier in the Midlands then you are geographically in a great place. There are lots of companies to choose from that provide a wide range and choice of stairlifts, you are sure to find one which meets your exact personal needs.

Things to do Beforehand

Prior to choosing and purchasing a stairlift, contact your health insurer for information on whether a stairlift will be included in your health insurance cover. It is also wise to consider beforehand whether you want to buy it, or whether you would rather rent. Also, contacting an occupational therapist will be beneficial as an occupational therapist can advise you on the best solution for your needs.

Types of Stairlift

Stairlifts have come a long way since they were introduced by Henry VIII, thankfully they have evolved from the slightly more troublesome days of the ‘stair throne.’

Straight stairlifts – designed for straight staircases.

Curved stairlifts – designed for more complicated staircases which have bends, landings and corridors.

Standing and perching stairlifts – an appointment with an occupational therapist is recommended, this assesses your individual needs to see which type of the two you would be best suited too. Perch stairlifts provide additional support to ‘perch on.’ 

Outdoor stairlifts – Makes spending time outdoors more enjoyable and less restricted. The outdoor experience really helps maintain your independence. Outdoor stairlifts resist the elements, are waterproof and operate in all temperatures. A waterproof cover will be provided for when you’re not using it.

Reconditioned stairlifts– equally as safe as a new stairlift, it has passed safety standards and is maintained so it is as good as new. It is important to choose a safe product, from a firm you trust. All major components will have been tested and refurbished during the recondition process prior to being installed in your home.

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