There is a load of old twaddle about stairlifts. There are more jokes about stairlifts than any other mobility aid. People love ’em or hate ’em and some people can’t use their upstairs without ’em.
Stairlifts can mean that people can stay living in their home and don’t have to move so that they can reach their bedrooms easily. I installed a stairlift in my mum’s house and built a wider staircase to give it a wide berth, but if you are adapting a home and your staircase is narrow, or has a turn or two in it, there is a stairlift that solves that problem. The Flow 2. I checked it out at the Naidex show so, let’s bust some myths about stairlifts
Myth 1 My walls aren’t strong enough to support a stairlift.
You know what, the track that a stairlift rides on is attached to the stairs, the design is safer this way because all the weight is sent downwards. Plus, the brackets that hold the rail aren’t attached to every step and that’s why installation can be done in a few hours.
Myth 2 If I leave something on the stairs the stairlift will crash into it and cause an accident.
Stairlifts move slowly and smoothly and modern sensors work to stop the chair well before you get too close to that handbag that someone left half-way up the stairs… And they won’t run your cat over either.
Myth 3 My stairs are too narrow I’ll hit my knees …and my stairs are too steep.
Have a look at the Flow 2 stairlift, it has a swivelling and levelling motion that means that when the seat rides up or down at an angle it rotates and stays level: making steep and narrow stairs a doddle.
Myth 4 My legs are too long and my feet will drag on the stairs, my wife’s a lot short than me.
Sorry, the stairlift chairs are easily and fully adjustable.
Myth 5 It’s easy to be thrown off it
Myth 6 The chairs are ugly.
I think the rail on the Flow2 is very nicely designed but when it comes to the seat..Yup I agree. Go for the neutral colour upholstery and it won’t offend.
If you aren’t sure about stairlifts and would like some more information about them, drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s talk.