A chairlift is often the perfect solution for people struggling to use the stairs. But sometimes sitting down to journey up and down the stairs presents another problem. That’s where the standing stairlift comes in.
There are different types of stairlift to suit the different physical needs of the individual.
A sit & stand stairlift means the user doesn’t have to sit down, instead, they can stay upright with support as the stairlift moves up and down the stairs. The user steps onto the footplate and holds onto a handrail bar, secured safely with an adjustable waist belt to make their journey. There’s no need to bend hips or knees, taking pressure off painful leg joints.
Here we take a closer look at the stairlift option preferred by people with arthritis.
WHICH STANDING STAIRLIFT?
At Halton Stairlifts, our favourite standing stairlift is the Brooks Sit and Stand Stairlift.
Its easy-to-use controls are approved by the Arthritis Foundation, so people with arthritis can feel confident in operating the lift.
For someone experiencing painful leg joints, the Brooks Sit & Stand is a great option, as it comes with a range of features to ensure the safety and comfort of the user.
The standing stairlift also has inbuilt flexibility to accommodate the needs of two different users. If someone else in your home also has mobility problems on the stairs but needs to sit down to make the journey, the Brooks Sit & Stand has a comfortable chair lift option too.
You can find out more about what’s the difference between a stairlift and chair lift? here.
Our standing stairlift is reliable and affordable, and because it is fitted to the stairs rather than the wall there is no need for extra building work or any disruption to decor. And because they don’t take up much space, they’re an alternative slimline option for narrow staircases.
Call our team of stairlift experts who can advise on whether a standing stairlift is the right solution for you. Speak to us on 0800 644 7766 and we can give you a FREE quote with no obligation to buy.