Written by Stannah
Leading a more active and independent life is a daily challenge for many people with mobility problems. But this challenge can be overcome with the right mobility solution.
Stairlifts are one of the most practical and efficient solutions available today. This mobility equipment is designed to help seniors and people with mobility issues get over the accessibility barrier that stairs represent in their daily lives.
Learn more about the top 10 benefits of stairlifts and why this mobility equipment is one of the best choices to enjoy a more active and fulfilled life.
1. Improved mobility and more independence
A stairlift does more than help you get up and down stairs. It’s a highly efficient and safe way to stay independent, whether your mobility problem is temporary or permanent.
And if you have ever needed help with your daily tasks, then you know how important it is to regain and maintain your independence.
With a stairlift, if you forget your glasses or your favourite book in your bedroom or living room, you can use the stairlift to go up and down the stairs comfortably and with the certainty that you no longer need to worry about falling on the stairs.
As well as giving you back your independence inside the house, stairlifts can also be a great solution to overcome your fear of using the stairs outside.
Imagine safely using the outdoor stairs to leave the house without any worry. Imagine being able to go for a walk to the park or meet friends for a quick chat because the outside stairs are no longer a problem in your life.
A stairlift, whether for indoor or outdoor stairs, can do all this for you and much more.
2. Added safety for you and your loved ones
Balance tends to diminish as we age. That’s why it’s essential to maintain an active life and focus on preventing accidents and injuries.
But keeping active doesn’t mean risking your safety when going up and down stairs when you know your sense of balance is no longer the same.
That is why you should choose a mobility solution that offers maximum stability when using the stairs. Our stairlifts are characterised by their premium quality and features that provide total comfort and safety, such as:
Getting in and out of the stairlift at the top of the stairs is easier with a swivel seat. The swivel mechanism allows you to rotate the chair towards the landing and get off safely.
In addition to the comfort that armrests offer you while using the stairlift, you can lean on them to get up and sit in the chair.
It’s easy to use, even for people with arthritic fingers. It’s one more element that offers you safety and comfort when going up and down the stairs in the stairlift.
Our stairlifts are equipped with advanced safety sensors that stop the stairlift immediately if they detect any obstacle on the stairs.
3. Easy to use
Stannah’s mission is to make your life easier and to provide you with the best mobility solutions. Unlike other technologies, our stairlifts are designed to be intuitive and very easy to use.
To get the stairlift going, simply press the control on the armrest. If, on the other hand, the stairlift is parked on a different floor, you can use one of the wall controls, and the stairlift will come to you.
If you use wheelchairs and are not quite sure whether a stairlift is the right choice for you, our mobility experts can help you pick the solution that best suits your mobility needs.
4. An economical and sustainable solution
If going up and down the stairs has become a real headache, you may have already considered moving house. But there are more budget-friendly options to help you get around the problem of going up and down the stairs.
Going with a stairlift means you don’t have to worry about:
- The financial impact of buying a new home
- Or a high rent
- Or getting used to a completely unfamiliar neighbourhood
With a stairlift, you can stay in your own home, in your own neighbourhood, surrounded by everything that is familiar and brings you comfort and joy.
During the free stair survey at your home, our mobility specialist measures your stairs and assesses your mobility needs.
In the end, we offer you a free quote on the spot and information on all available financing options, exclusive campaigns and state grants that may be available to you.
Modern stairlifts are as energy efficient as ever – another benefit that makes this mobility equipment a more economical solution when compared with the alternatives, such as moving to a new home or even a nursing home.
The day-to-day running cost of a stairlift is quite low, like your kettle or microwave. You don’t need to worry about keeping count of the number of times you use the stairlift, scared that your energy bill will suddenly skyrocket because that will not happen.
All our stairlifts are equipped with rechargeable batteries. That means they charge automatically when the stairlift is at the top or bottom of the stairs, making it a highly efficient power-saving device.
In the case of the straight stairlifts, they also charge the batteries while moving between different floors.
In case of a power cut, you can make between 15 and 20 journeys a day up and down the staircase. You can rest assured that you will never get stuck in the middle of the stairs or on a single floor.
5. You get to stay in your home
There is no place like home. Our home is our safe haven, where we keep our best memories. That said, it can also be a place with many architectural barriers.
Overcoming these barriers is essential for people with mobility issues to lead a more active and truly happy life.
Stairlifts are an excellent solution to enjoy your home with all the comfort and safety you deserve. When you contact us, we’ll help you find the stairlift that can help you regain your independence and stay in your own home, whether you choose a new, reconditioned or rental stairlift.
6. Stairlifts to fit you and your home
Every house is unique, and so is every staircase. So when we recommend you a stairlift, we do so with the certainty that that mobility solution will meet all your mobility needs and fit perfectly on your stairs.
Another great benefit of choosing a stairlift as your mobility solution is that you can adapt it to your home décor. At Stannah, we have a wide range of finishes and upholsteries so you can customise your stairlift to suit your preferences.
7. Timeless solution
A stairlift is a great way to invest in the safety of your home and a future where fear of falling on the stairs is no longer an obstacle to a happier life.
All our mobility solutions are highly durable, so they will always be a good pick. In addition, because you can easily fold the footrest, armrests and seat, the stairs remain free for those who want to keep using them.
8. Quick and Efficient Installation
Installing your stairlift is as quick and efficient as possible to cause as little disruption to your daily life. Whether your stairs are curved or straight, made of wood, stone or other material, no building work is involved.
Under normal conditions, our technical team can install your stair lift in less than one day. The installation is completely free of charge. There are no extra costs or surprises at the end of your stairlift installation.
The price that our mobility expert gives you at the assessment visit is the only thing you will pay to have your stairlift installed and ready for use.
You don’t also have to worry about cleaning the room after the installation. Our technicians will clean the entire space around the stairlift to ensure everything is tidy before leaving.
For your added peace of mind, our technical team will only consider the installation complete once they have tested the equipment and ensured that you feel comfortable and safe using your stairlift.
9. Save your energy for what you love
To enjoy a more fulfilled life, we need to find the time and energy for the things we love the most.
Activities such as gardening, swimming, or even taking the grandkids for a walk can get easier with the help of a stairlift. If you are wondering how this is possible, consider the following:
As you can use the stairlift to go up and down the stairs, your knees, hips and back will be spared the extra effort. This way, you will feel less tired and can focus on other activities;
A simple fall on the stairs can impact your mobility. A stairlift can help you eliminate the risk of falling on the stairs.
10. Outstanding warranty and after-sales service
When you choose a stairlift, you are investing in a mobility solution that gives you back your independence and helps you have a better quality of life.
All our stairlifts come with a 2-year warranty and an efficient call-out service to make sure we’re there for you whatever happens.
By choosing Stannah, you are placing your trust in a global company that has installed over 750,000 stairlifts worldwide and has been part of the lifting industry for over 150 years.
We take immense pride in the service we offer all our customers that goes far beyond the installation of our equipment. Our mobility experts, customer service and technical specialists are available to answer all your questions and help you whenever you need.
Everyone deserves to feel safe in their own home, regardless of mobility issues. That is why we work diligently to develop the best mobility solutions to suit your needs.
We are always here for you, ready to help you find the right solution that can help you lead a more independent and happy life. Get in touch with us and find out all we can do for you and your loved ones.