Are you concerned about a loved one struggling to get up or down the stairs? Perhaps the worry of mobility issues has got your head in a spin? 2020 has seen us all spending a lot more time indoors than we’d have predicted. So, there’s never been a more important time to ensure older people are feeling safe, secure, and independent in their homes.
Researching and finding the right stairlift can give your relative back the autonomy they need, and can also provide peace of mind for the whole family. But with lots of decisions to be made, where do you start? Read below for our foolproof 3 step guide to choosing your perfect stairlift.
- Ask for advice
When mobility issues strike, it can be a worrying time. It’s something most of us have to deal with at some point in our lives, so the first step is to ask for help and advice.
At Halton, we’re here to answer your queries and offer you expert advice at every level of the process, so there’s no need to suffer in silence. There’s no question too big or small for our friendly expert team and as an independent stairlift supplier, we can give you honest, unbiased advice.
- Consider your staircase
The size and shape of your staircase will be a big factor in deciding what type of stairlift is best for you or your relative’s home. From just one visit, our friendly, expert engineers can really understand your needs and suitability for a stairlift. Based on the shape of your staircase, we’ll let you know whether a curved or straight stairlift is needed.
- Think about your specific needs
Stairlifts can be a welcome addition to your home, but they’re not a ‘one size fits all’ investment. During your free home assessment with Halton, our friendly engineer will chat with you to discuss available options such as choice of seat, rail design and special safety features so your stairlift will be customised to you.
- Decide on a budget
Having a budget in mind can help you when planning your stairlift installation. With such a wide range of models available, there’s no need to buy brand new. Reconditioned and refurbished stairlifts can be a great, affordable and reliable option, too.
At Halton, we’ll always give you straight-forward, honest advice on straight and curved stairlifts from big brands. We’ll also help you choose from our extensive range of new and reconditioned models.
Spending time finding a reliable high-quality stairlift for your relative is highly recommended. But it’s also important to find a reliable stairlift company with a proven track record. This way you can be confident that your stairlift will be installed safely and that you’ll receive the customer aftercare you deserve.