The Benefits of Installing a Stairlift

There may come a time when your mobility isn’t what it used to be, especially if you’re elderly or have suffered an injury. Loss of mobility can be frustrating and you may be worried about accidents or falls, but luckily there are things that can help.

Installing a stairlift in your home can make day to day life much easier, especially if you don’t feel safe going up and down the stairs. There are many benefits to be gained from installing a stairlift, so read on to find out more.

Added safety

If you’re worried about tripping or falling on the stairs, a stairlift provides a much safer way to move between floors. Stairlifts move at a slow, safe pace and they even come with built-in seatbelts to prevent users falling.

More independence

Many elderly people worry about losing their independence, especially if it’s become difficult for them to access the upper floors of their home. A stairlift allows you to retain more independence by making it easy to travel to and from rooms upstairs, like the bathroom or bedroom.

Easy to use

Stairlifts are very easy to operate and most are controlled with a simple push of a button. They can also be custom-made to fit your exact staircase for the easiest, smoothest ride. Many stairlifts also have folding seats to give you more space when the stairlift isn’t in use.


Stairlifts are very comfortable to use and some can be built with added cushioning for even more comfort. They also have armrests and footrests, and some have built in controls that can lower and raise the user as required.

If you’re thinking about installing a stairlift in your home, get in touch with the experts at Alfix. We provide both straight and curved stairlifts to customers in Leamington, Oxford, Coventry, Cheltenham, Gloucester and more. If you’re unsure whether a stairlift is right for you, we also provide a stairlift rental service and a free consultation for any potential customer, so give us a call today on 0800 298 8245.