To answer that question, let’s first take a good look at what a stairlift is. A stairlift is a mechanical device that’s used for lifting people (and sometimes wheelchairs) up and down staircases. Motorized domestic stairlifts are relatively straightforward devices, but they can become a little bit more complicated if you have a curved or unusually shaped staircase. To go up or down the stairs, you hit the switch and away you go.
Who’s an ideal candidate for a stairlift?
In most cases, stairlifts are designed for people with limited mobility who struggle to walk up and down staircases . For instance, people with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and those who have had hip replacements, as well as those who have significantly reduced strength and flexibility simply from old age or following an operation. Here at Western Stairlifts, we cater to a lot of war veterans too!
So if your home is on two levels, stairlifts are great as they can allow you to have continued access to the whole property and retain your independence. Our tagline here at WSL is “Installing Freedom” and we’ve been installing freedom in the form of our stairlifts, mobility scooters, home elevators, and much more!
Many people who invest in a stairlift really regret not getting one sooner! Even still, it’s super important to find the right stairlift for your home. We’ve had a lot of customers come and tell us that they were sold stairlifts that simply didn’t work for their home environment. Of course that changed when we gave them a free home audit. You see, stairlifts aren’t right for every condition or lifestyle, and it is better to find this out before wasting money and time on having one installed. If you do want a stairlift, please give us a call on 801-386-2408 and we’ll come by your home and tell you what type of stairlift is best suited to it.
Different types of stairlift
Though there are lots of different types available, stairlifts basically fall into two main categories: straight and curved. The latter are the more bespoke products, with the stairlift rail having to fit around the shape of your stairs. Most stairlifts’ controls are easy to use, and can be set up on either side of the lift, depending on whether you are right or left-handed.
In the upcoming blog post, we’re going to delve into a lot more detail with regards to how stairlifts have really changed the lives of so many people!