For a lot of people who have difficulties getting around, going up and down stairs can be scary. They might be afraid of losing their balance and falling. Physical difficulties might mean that they can only use the stairs with the help of a relative or caregiver. That makes them dependent on other people.
In extreme cases – which end up being quite common, since most families can’t afford to give up work to care for a relative – these people may even find themselves trapped on one floor of their house. Because of this, they might spend much of their time confined to the same room.
A stairlift is the solution
There are also some cases where people resort to single-story living, bringing their bedroom downstairs, so that they no longer have to use the stairs. As well as taking away the comfort of their bedroom, this might make them feel like they’ve lost their privacy, especially if they live with other people.
A stair lift gives people independence. It means peace of mind for both the user and their family. It means they get full access to their home again, the independence and security they thought they’d lost, and access to every floor of their house, without help from anyone.
Stannah stairlifts are safe
All our stairlifts are equipped with active and passive safety features. That is how we guarantee your independence and safety. Every stairlift is equipped with:
- A retractable safety belt.
- An overspeed governor to ensure a smooth and steady ride up or downstairs.
- Sensors. This means if there is anything obstructing the path of the lift, it will stop gently.
Stannah stairlifts are easy to use
As well as being safe, our stairlifts are easy to use, even for people who have reduced mobility in their upper limbs. Every lift we make comes with remote controls to call the chair if it’s on a different floor. You’ll never be stuck on one floor again.
The controls to move the lift once you’re sat in it are easy too. The ergonomic hand control can be pushed with any part of your hand or wrist, so if you have painful joints, it’s still comfortable to use.
Stannah stairlifts are comfortable
Seats for our indoor models are always cushioned. That means they’ll be comfortable to sit on no matter how many times you want to ride your lift.
When your stairlift starts and stops, it’s a smooth motion. This is an important feature, especially for people with back problems. Jolts might make their problems worse and cause them a lot of discomfort. Making sure everyone has a smooth ride on their stairlift is a priority.
With the help of a chair lift, you can get your independence back. You don’t need to wait until someone can help you, or rely on other people. You’re getting your freedom back, but also giving your loved ones theirs.