Do I need a stairlift? Find out the answer and read the stories of those who have asked the same question!
Written by Stannah
Maintaining an active, quality life is essential. However, going up and down stairs can increase the risk of falling and affect your plans for maintaining a healthy routine.
Stairlifts can be used by anyone with mobility issues.
If you are wondering if a stairlift is really the best solution for you, know that you are not the only one asking that question and searching for the answer.
That is why we have gathered testimonies from those who already use a stairlift to be able to go up and down stairs in complete safety and thus remain independent for many years.
Who uses stairlifts?
It is normal that over time you start having some balance and mobility problems. In this case, a stairlift is the perfect answer to enable you to continue enjoying all the floors in your home without limitations.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that with a stairlift you will get less physical activity. The only thing the stairlift will do is help you go up and down the stairs safely and reduce the risk of falling.
To stay active, you can continue to practise yoga, pilates, water aerobics, gardening or other activities that help people with reduced mobility to maintain an active life.
In addition to being a valuable help for those dealing with mobility issues on a daily basis, stairlifts can also be a great solution for those recovering from an injury.
Keep in mind that recovery from a hip or knee operation can take a few months. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be confined to a single room in the house all this time? With a stairlift you could safely use the stairs again to move between different floors whether inside or outside your home.
Whether you have a temporary or permanent mobility problem, a stairlift is always a valuable asset for the whole family. In this way, you have a better quality of life and your family is more at ease knowing that you don’t run the risk of falling down the stairs.
What are the benefits of buying a stairlift?
If you are afraid of going up and down stairs, it is normal that you start thinking of solutions that can give you peace of mind and safety.
Often our homes do not have the best accessibility conditions. On the contrary, architectural barriers can be numerous for someone with reduced mobility.
However, with a stairlift, you have the accessibility problem solved. When buying a stairlift, you can return to your routines, join your family for meals or even enjoy the outdoors freely.
And because installing a stairlift requires no structural work or permits, you can have your stairlift installed in just one day.
With a Stannah stairlift you can stay in your own home without the need to move or consider alternatives like a nursing home.
How a stairlift changes lives
Better quality of life and independence are undoubtedly the two great advantages of a Stannah stairlift.
Read the stories of Adam, Manuela, Matilde and Tony and Inge to see how they were able to recover their independence, confidence and well-being thanks to a Stannah stairlift.
Freedom can be achieved at any time
After suffering a serious injury in Iraq, Adam Douglas found himself with a serious mobility problem.
Difficulties using the stairs led him to feel like a “prisoner in his own home”. Installing a Stannah stairlift changed all that. Thanks to this stairlift, Adam feels like a different person, with a more active and happier life.
Living in a dream house
Manuela Valadas, a former ballerina, has always depended on her body to carry out her profession. As such, she soon began to feel joint wear and tear, as well as pain.
Once she found the house of her dreams, she realised that stairs could be an obstacle in her routine.
Although she was already familiar with Stannah, it wasn’t until she felt the need to find a mobility solution that she decided to take a closer look at Stannah’s range of mobility solutions.
The joy of finding the stairlift that allowed her to remain in the house she loves so much was indescribable, and she could now save her energy for her favourite activities.
Winning the lottery with a stairlift
The daily stairs challenge was easily solved by couple Tony and Inge as soon as they installed their Stannah stairlift.
Inge found it immensely difficult to climb the stairs. But the engineering and attention to detail shown by the Stannah team made the whole process quick and easy.
Now Inge feels that she can move freely around her home, even going so far as to say that she felt like she “won the lottery” when she realised the freedom and independence that the Stannah stairlift had given her.
The girl with beautiful eyes
Despite being very young, a stairlift has become essential for Matilde. Diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, Matilde’s mobility was significantly affected.
This syndrome primarily affects girls who, in addition to losing mobility, also lose the ability to communicate. For this reason, these girls communicate mainly through their gaze and are therefore known as “girls with beautiful eyes”.
With a Stannah stairlift, Matilde and her family found a reliable and comfortable alternative, thus avoiding having to move house.
Tradition and modernity in one space
Stannah is one of the largest stairlift manufacturers in the world. Every day, our team reinvents itself to offer you the best mobility equipment on the market that meets your needs.
The unique characteristics of each of our stairlifts mean that each order is analysed in detail and manufactured with the utmost rigour.
Combining the tradition of a family company with innovation and cutting-edge technology, we give imagination free rein and let new ideas emerge, always with the purpose of designing the best mobility solutions.
Should I buy a stairlift?
Stairlifts can be installed on any stairway, whether straight or curved, indoors or outdoors.
More than helping to overcome the fear or inability to go up and down stairs, these mobility solutions can transform lives, improving your well-being and quality of life.
The quality of all our components allows us to guarantee you a long-lasting piece of equipment. Not only do we offer you personalised advice during your stair survey visit, but we have a team always ready to answer your questions at any time.
In addition, the maintenance of a stairlift is very simple. Maintenance can be easily done by you or a member of your family without much effort.
The stairlift will also save you the worries associated with moving home or doing major renovations to overcome the stairway barriers. Because it is a quick and effective solution, you will soon enjoy the comfort of your home again.
Get your home and your quality of life back
It is possible to keep your routines and your independence thanks to Stannah stairlift. Stannah have installed more than 750,000 stairlifts around the world and continue to work daily to change the life of those who come to us.
For your peace of mind, our mobility experts conduct free and no obligation survey visits. Our goal is to provide you with the best experience throughout the entire process.
Please call us if you have any questions about the stairlift that best suits your needs. Find out how we can help you get your home back.