If you have difficulty getting up and down stairs you are not alone. Every year thousands of people look for a solution to the problems posed by the difficulty they have using the staircase in their own home.The decision to install a steplif or stairlift is sometimes a difficult one to take but when compared with the alternative of moving house, or living on one level of their house, many people have found a stair lift to be their preferred option.
The idea of selecting a through floor, steplist or stairlift and having it fitted may be daunting at first; however most solutions can usually be fitted in a couple of hours. Many factors can determine which type of lift solution best suits your needs. The information provided here is not an alternative to an individual assessment.
Progressive conditions Someone who has a condition that could deteriorate should consider what the best long term solution will be. Although they may be able to use a seated stairlift now, it may be appropriate to consider installing a through-floor lift to have the option of travelling in a wheelchair in the future. It's advisable that the stairlift covers the whole staircase. Some people will attempt to save costs by installing a straight stairlift on a curved staircase and attempt to manage the first or last few steps. However, if their condition deteriorates, they may no longer be able to manage this.