Are you or someone you love having trouble with the stairs? You’re certainly not alone. For some people, what begins as discomfort while climbing the stairs can grow into a seemingly overwhelming problem.
When is it time to get help? At HomeLift we are an exclusive provider of Stannah Stairlifts. Below are some “tips” and guidelines for knowing when the time is right to consider installing a stairlift:
1. Family members are worrying about how you get up the stairs – Are you facing difficult conversations with children, or grandchildren? Or even a friend or next-door neighbor? If other people make it clear they are worried about you, it may be worth thinking twice about whether you are genuinely safe going up and down the stairs unaided.
2. You find yourself using unusual ways to get up the stairs – The once simple journey up and down might now seem almost insurmountable; only possible if you approach it in a way that could adversely affect your health. For instance, if you are going up the stairs on all-fours, could you be putting yourself in more danger?
3. Going up and down the stairs is having a disproportionate effect on your energy for the rest of your day – Our aim is that our stairlifts offer a way to give you back time, energy and your family peace of mind. We regularly hear from customers who tell us they feel more “enabled” thanks to their stairlift. With more energy, you have the strength to get on with the things that really matter to you.
What is the next step to take?
Voice your concerns: confide in family or friends about how you are feeling and find out if they can support you through the process. Or, if you’re concerned about a loved one, talk openly and honestly about your fears.
Speak to one of our HomeLift team members. They will ask questions to make sure they understand your needs and wants. If a stairlift is the right answer for you, they will measure your staircase, assessing what type of rail it will require. There is no obligation, and an in-home estimate is free.
By installing a stairlift, you can start making the most out of every day – and most importantly improve your overall quality of life.