Stairlifts are designed to make it safer and easier for people with limited mobility to use the stairs. However, they are not just used by older homeowners, in fact, anyone can benefit from a stairlift such as people with long-term disabilities or recovering from invasive surgery.
If you’ve been thinking about installing a stairlift, this blog will explain some of the top signs that you could benefit from using one.
You’re in pain
Climbing the stairs is not easy for everyone especially if you have underlying mobility problems. It’s not uncommon for people to experience pain in their joints from climbing the stairs which can aggregate symptoms and make you feel very uncomfortable. Stairlifts are a great solution to this as they prevent any unnecessary pressure on your body so you can move around pain-free.
You have fallen before
If your balance isn’t as strong as it once was then you are more prone to accidents. Using the stairs is one area of the home that can be very hazardous for people with mobility-related issues and if you’ve fallen before you need to have the right support. Stairlifts are easy to use and keep you securely fastened as you move between floors so you are much safer than walking.
You want to keep your independence
When your body goes through physical changes such as a reduction in mobility, you will likely rely on the help of family and friends for support around your home. We all need help sometimes but it’s also important to feel independent in some ways too – this can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. Stairlifts are a mobility aid that can be operated by the user which means they can go up and down the stairs on their own.
Here at Alfix, based in Leamington Spa, we specialise in stairlift installations and products. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, our team is dedicated to helping you feel safe and supported in your home. Choose a bespoke stairlift solution that suits your needs. Get in touch today for more information.