It has been widely reported that stairlifts can cause injury if not operated correctly.
However, what is more concerning is the increasing number of recorded fatalities relating to the machines.
Many incidents happen when a vulnerable person has little or no support to get on or off the machine, and consequently fall at top of the stairs.
The stairlift makes manoeuvring around the home difficult, with the staircase area becoming tighter and the space near the front door or landing being regularly blocked whilst the chair is in use.
This often calls into question the suitability of stairlifts in private homes , due to the space restrictions but also the suitability of their operation for vulnerable or elderly people.
Another issue is the powering of the machine. Elderly users have been caught short midway on the stairs when the electricity runs out. Presenting a dangerous and potentially hazardous situation for the user having to climb down the rest of the staircase on their own.
What are the alternatives?
Mobility stair climbers offer an alternative to stairlifts for use on a variety of staircases, including spiral, winding and straight.
What’s more, we will give you a free no-obligation demonstration in your own home, at your convenience.
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