Is now the right time to consider a stairlift for your loved one?
We’ve installed thousands of stairlifts over the years and honestly, there isn’t a definitive answer.
Every individual is unique but there are definitely signs to look out for or indications that the stairs are becoming a challenge.
“Don’t be daft, I don’t need a stairlift, I’m as fit as a fiddle!”
For many, accepting that they need a stairlift is like accepting they’re unable to do the things they used to do easily without a second thought.
Accepting you need a stairlift can be like losing your independence, when in actual fact it does precisely the opposite. It allows your loved one to remain living independently in their own home, without the need to consider moving to a bungalow.
Who might benefit from a stairlift?
Anyone really who falls into any of the following categories (pardon the pun!)
- Those of advancing age or with reducing mobility
- Anyone who’s had a recent accident, injury or surgery such as hip or knee replacement or broken leg etc.
- A loved one who has developed a lack of confidence caused by a recent trip or fall at home
- Those with a disability such as Emphysema, Parkinson’s, heart issues or obesity etc.
So, why not protect their independence and prevent the risk of a fall on the stairs in the first instance?
Here are some signs that suggest a stairlift could help your loved one with their daily life
- They struggle to use the stairs due to pain or confidence
- They take a long time to go up or come down
- They start to shuffle up or down on their bottom
- They ask for help to get up or down due to hesitation or fear of falling
- You are worried they may fall and hurt themselves when you’re not there
- They suffer from poor eyesight due to advancing age or diabetes
- They have a permanent disability which makes getting up and down the stairs difficult
- They may be waiting for surgery or a medical procedure that could reduce their mobility – if this is only temporary, renting a stairlift could be a good option
- They struggle with stairs getting in to their home, or preventing them from enjoying their garden – an outdoor stairlift could be a great help to them
- An Occupational Therapist, GP or other medical professional has recommended they need some assistance in their home
If you feel now the time is right for your parent(s) or loved one to consider a stairlift, please give us a call today on 0800 542 6045 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for honest, practical advice and a FREE no obligation home survey.
All our stairlifts come with a fully comprehensive warranty and a genuine 24/7 emergency call out service to ensure your loved one is kept safe in their own home.