If you start to feel that your independence is starting to slip away, it might be a good time to start thinking of investing in a stairlift. At Independent Living, we understand how difficult and helpless it can feel to rely on those around us to help get back on track which is why we supply various types of stairlifts to help cater to your personalised needs and help you climb your stairs safely and efficiently on your own. Stairlifts will allow an individual with mobility challenges to gain access to the areas of their home that they need to, where they want and when they like, helping to gain independence around their own home on a day-to-day basis.
Are stairlifts safe?
Absolutely! Stairlifts are extremely safe with very low risks involved. The stairlift comes equipped with many safety features, such as seatbelts, sensors and built-in safety features, for example, the stairlift will detect any object that is in the way of its path, which will result in the stairlift stopping the machine until the pathway is clear. Stairlifts also move at a moderate rate, in the direction that you are required to go, so it makes travelling safe and relaxing when transferring between floors and helps you to have full control over the mobility aid.
The customisation of stairlifts
When customising your stairlift, you will enter endless opportunities to help your own stairlift fit the needs and expectations of your home. We have various styles of stairlifts to choose from, such as curved, straight, narrow and steep stairs depending on the style of your original stairs, which can all come in various colours and materials that match your preference. You can even pick out and customise your seat, to make sure it is comfortable enough and aligns with the weight capacity of the chair to ensure a smooth and enjoyable ride.
Whether your taste is modern, classic, traditional or somewhere in between, you can ensure that we will get to customising the stairlift you want in next to no time, starting your independent journey here!
How do you gain independence with a stairlift?
Independence starts with stairlifts, we have full faith that our stairlifts help hundreds of individuals daily to reach their targets within their homes. Here are some ways that stairlifts help individuals gain back their independence:
No more stair avoidance:
It is a common theme that if your independence is slipping away, it may be difficult and scary to face stairs, this is due to the increased risk of falls, and trips especially if there is no handrail. Away this gains back independence is that individuals are now able to defeat their fears by being provided with safe and reassuring transportation to get up and down the stairs.
You gain control:
One factor that helps individuals gain back their independence is being in control. You can be the decider of when and where you would like to go at just the push of a button, meaning you can get your tasks ticked off quickly and efficiently.
No need to rely on others:
Having a stairlift is a great way to gain independence due to not having to rely on friends/family/carers to help assist you up your stairs, and instead you can hop onto the stairlift and at the push of a button, you can be where you need in a few seconds.
What to do in the event of a power outage
There is no need to worry! Most of our stairlifts contain certain batteries that are used as a backup in case of any power outages, meaning that you can get along with your day and still transport up and down your stairs using the backup batteries until a specialist comes out to turn the power back on, and your stairlift will start charging and be working efficiently again.