Why settle for half a home?
When you bought your house you expected to be able to use all of it. Yet now stairs present such a challenge that effectively only half of your home, the ground level, is within easy reach.
There is an easy solution. The right stairlift can help you safely use the stairs and give you the energy to do the more enjoyable things in life. By removing the stairs as an obstacle, a stairlift means no longer worrying about popping downstairs for your glasses or nipping upstairs to the bathroom.
While the benefits of having a stairlift can be genuinely life-changing, accepting that one is needed is often the hardest challenge. Winning a battle against the stairs can only begin when you’re aware that one has begun. The following indicators may suggest that it’s time to take action:
Family members are worrying about how you get up the stairs
Are you facing difficult conversations with children, or grandchildren? Or even a friend or next-door neighbour? If other people make it clear they are worried about you, it may be worth thinking twice about whether you are genuinely safe going up and down the stairs unaided.
You find yourself using unusual ways to get up the stairs
The once simple journey up and down might now seem almost insurmountable; only possible if you approach it in a way that could adversely affect your health. For instance, if you are going up the stairs on all-fours, could you be putting yourself in more danger?
Going up and down the stairs is having a disproportionate effect on your energy for the rest of your day
A stairlift can give you back time, energy and your family peace of mind. With more energy, you will have the strength to get on with the things that really matter to you.
So, what are the next steps?
Voice your concerns: confide in family or friends about how you are feeling and find out if they can support you through the process.
Next, speak to Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton. We will help put you in touch with our stairlift partner, Stannah. Stannah will ask questions to make sure they understand your needs and wants. If a stairlift is the right answer for you, they will measure your staircase, assessing what type of rail it will require. You can choose the upholstery and any other additional features that you see fitting in your home.
We chose Stannah as our partner because their stairlifts are built on the principles of reliable design, pleasing aesthetics, safety and long term value. Stannah stairlifts are manufactured right here in the UK, where they can make sure they are constructed to the highest standards. Stannah are also a Which? magazine trusted trader and are approved by Trading Standards.
To find out more about taking back ownership of all of your home, give Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton a call today on 01704 542 993.