If you have difficulty getting up and down the stairs, you may have already considered a stairlift, yet been put off by the high prices. However, you may not have realised the benefits of renting a Stannah stairlift. By renting, the problems of purchasing are gone. It’s a cheaper solution, which still gives you all the benefits and advantages of a stairlift.
Quality of Life
Of course, the main reason for installing a stairlift is to improve your quality of life. Whether you’re disabled, elderly or otherwise have difficulty navigating stairs, a chairlift ensures that you can use them without pain or difficulty. This allows you to maintain full use and access of your house.
Additionally, it prevents you from having to take more drastic measures, such as moving out of the home. If there are stairs in your house, you shouldn’t be afraid to use them; a stairlift ensures you can maintain a greater sense of independence within the home.
Hiring a stairlift couldn’t be easier. Rather than paying for the entire unit, a stairlift hire plan involves regular payments in addition to one up-front payment. This initial payment covers the installation and removal of the stair lift. After that, you just rent it as long as you need it; when you no longer require it, you’ve already paid the removal cost. If you’re on a pension plan, or similar, then this can be a benefit, enabling you to pay in smaller instalments rather than outright purchasing the lift.
Likewise, don’t be concerned about installation. Leave this to expert, trained technicians who will install your stairlift quickly and stress free. They will also come back and remove it too, meaning you don’t have to do any of the work.
As for the installation process itself, the stairlift is quite easy to install, without damaging the house. The lifts sit on the stairs, rather than being built into the wall, so no extensive modification to the house is required.
Before installing, technicians will commonly visit your house or place of residence to conduct a stair assessment. This is a simple process which details and documents your stair case. The company can then use this to select the appropriate rail to install.
Furthermore, the rails come in a range of curves and customisable lengths to ensure that any stairs can be fitted with a stairlift. If your stairs have a corner, a typical feature in a lot of staircases, than a curved rail can help get around this issue.
In worst case scenarios, such as buildings with more than one upstairs floor, additional stairlifts can be installed to create a system that ensures the most pain-free comfort possible as you ascend and descent the stairs.
Additionally, there’s no need to worry about space either. Apart from the rail itself, the chair is easily fold-able or collapsible, ensuring that it doesn’t get in the way when not being used. If you live with other people, this can be a huge benefit.