We strongly recommend that you consult professional advice before purchasing a stairlift. Informed advice is available from community occupational therapists who are often based in the Social Services department of your local council.
To use a stairlift your child must be able to sit safely on the seat during transit and transfer on and off at the top and bottom of the stairs, either independently or with assistance.
- Stairlifts designs include a wide range of fabrics, colours, and trims to blend in with your décor. Curved rails are made to fit your staircase exactly, so you get a wonderfully smooth ride. With supportive backs, softly cushioned seats and light touch controls
If you know of someone who has a stairlift, have a chat with them. That way you can get an honest and unbiased opinion about the advantages of having a stairlift, as well as having some suggestions about the questions to ask the stairlift company. Reliability and safety are the main factors to consider. Don’t let cold callers rush you into making a purchase Take your time.
If you think you or a loved one could benefit from having a stairlift installed, you may be worried about having to pay for it. A stairlift is a big investment that could greatly improve your life, but the relatively high initial cost may seem prohibitive.
However, if money is a concern don’t entirely dismiss the idea of getting a stairlift before you have explored all the options, as you may be eligible for financial assistance. Financial aid to help pay for stairlifts is available from a number of sources, including government grants and funding from charitable organisations.
Provided by Stairlift Guru