We’ve put together a few common signs to look out for, that may indicate that you need to explore the option of installing a stairlift in your home.
Difficult or reduced mobilityIf you find moving around your home difficult because of pain, muscular strain or shortness of breath, especially when climbing the stairs, then these could well be indicators that it might be a good time to think about a stairlift and making your movement around the house a lot easier.
Worried about falling from on/from the stairsDo you get nervous about falling when you have to climb or descend the stairs? Or do you sometimes feel dizzy or unsteady on your feet? A stairlift at home could be a great reassurance for this feeling and also for your family members too.
You are dependant on friends or familyIt can be frustrating to have to wait for someone to help you climb the stairs, especially if you’re not able to, or comfortable enough to, climb them yourself. In this scenario, a stairlift could make both your life and your caregiver’s life much easier, and it’ll also help to give you your independence back. All of our stairlifts can be remote operated, are safe and secure with seatbelts, so we have no doubt that you’ll feel comfortable and confident using them yourself.
Changing how you have been climbing the stairsIf you have recently changed how you climb the stairs to overcome difficulty or discomfort, this could be causing long term harm. It might be that you have had to start using your hands on the stairs to allow you to balance safely or are now climbing the stairs sideways, one step at a time because you can't bend one leg sufficiently. However you may have changed your approach, if you can no longer climb the stairs as easily as you could, this is a clear indication that a stairlift might be needed for you to prevent any long-term damage or the problems your new method may cause.
Your family is worried about you on the stairsDon’t take it personally because your loved ones are only concerned about your health and they care about you. A stairlift does make a massive difference to your quality of life having freedom and independence in your home.
A stairlift can change the way you live your life, can help you avoid the pain when climbing or take away any risks of you accidentally hurting yourself on the stairs. At EMS Stairlifts we understand that most people will be buying a stairlift or other disabled lifting equipment for the first and only time in their lives. We offer a wide range of products, but some will be more suitable than others. Our experienced advisors will give unbiased advice on a range of stairlifts! Give us a call today on 01462 499700.