There are many things to consider when you get a stairlift. Getting a stairlift is a huge decision and you need to make sure you have thought of everything before you decide if you are going to purchase a stairlifts.
There are many different types of stairlifts and a variety of ways to get one so you need to make sure you have read every option and know exactly what you are looking for when the time comes to purchase your stairlift.
Do I Need A Stairlift?
If you are struggling to climb stairs or find that when you do climb the stairs it leaves you tired and exhausted for the rest of the day, then you might need a stairlift.
A stairlift can help you get up and down the stairs with ease. Just something as simple as a stairlift to help you move around your home can do wonders for your overall health.
Getting a stairlift can be absolutely life-changing, but there are different kinds of stairlifts as well as other things to consider when you get a stairlift.
Can What Kind Of Stairlifts Are There?
Everyone’s homes are different so we have different kinds of stairlift to suit different spaces and staircases.
A straight stairlift is a sleek slim stairlift that is designed to smoothly go up and down the stairs without taking up too much room. All of our straight stairlifts are designed to be efficient and move up the stairs with ease as well as being incredibly comfortable.
A curved stairlift is much like a straight stairlift but it is designed to curve around the base of the stairlift. This is useful if you don’t have much room at the bottom of your stairs or if there is a door that you can’t risk blocking so the stairlift will need to stop in a move convenient place in the corridor.
Can I Afford A Stairlift?
We understand that buying a stairlift can be expensive but if it’s something you really need to help you live comfortable then it’s not something you can try and live without. A stairlift is an investment that will help you for as long you have it so its better to invest a good quality stairlift than struggle without one.
If you need a stairlift but aren’t sure you can afford one then you might be able to qualify for grant to help you buy one.
Disabled Facilities Grant is a means-tested grant so it’s possible you may not qualify, or if you do qualify, the grant may not cover the entire price of the stairlift.
When you apply for the grant you have to be able to prove that you do live in the property and plan to live there for at least the next 5 years. The council will assess whether installing a stairlift is “necessary and appropriate” for your needs.
Rules and restrictions change for every council so you will need to check what the requirements are for your area and see if you meet them. There is no set amount of money you can be allocated and again it can vary depending on the area.
If you have decided to buy a stairlift but can’t afford the price of one brand new, then a reconditioned stairlift might be the right option for you.
A reconditioned stairlift is a stair lift that has been used before. Here at Senior Stairlifts we take these preloved stairlifts and replace anything that needs replacing.
After some careful and rigorous testing to make that the reconditioned stairlift reaches our high standards we then sell the reconditioned stairlifts at a lower price.
Here at Senior Stairlifts, we want to make sure you have all the information you have before you make any big decisions. Our friendly team is always on hand to help answer your questions.
You can also book a stairlift service or repair.
Senior Stairlifts are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe no matter what. You can read more about what we’re doing to keep you safe in the pandemic here.