Straight stairlifts: a buyer’s guide
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A stairlift is a mechanical device that lifts people, usually those that are disabled or older, up and down stairs. It can make life a lot easier for someone that can’t climb the stairs unassisted. For many, it’s the difference between staying in their home and moving elsewhere.
Multiple types of stairlifts are available to fit different staircases, and many models with various features. A straight stairlift is usually suitable for staircases that go in a straight line, while a curved stairlift is suitable for staircases that bend or curve. With so much choice, knowing which stairlift is right for your home can be tricky. Keep reading to find out whether a straight stairlift might be right for you.
This page answers common questions about curved stairlifts. If you’re interested in straight stairlifts, keep reading.
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What is life like after having a stairlift fitted?
A stairlift can give back a level of independence to its users. Someone once reduced to part of a house, or perhaps relying on a carer to assist them with the stairs, can access the whole house independently.
If a family home has multiple levels, installing a stairlift can mean staying in your home instead of moving to a house on one level or a flat with a lift. For some people, recovery from an operation may be able to take place at home a lot sooner because of having a stairlift installed temporarily.
Most importantly, a stairlift can make getting up and down the stairs feel safe again. In England, 43,000 people are hospitalised each year because of stair-related accidents. For users and carers, installing a stairlift can restore peace of mind.
do you have a question?
We’ve answered some of the most common questions people ask us when considering buying a straight stairlift.
Hopefully you find this section useful but if you find there’s something you still need to know, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.