There can be various reasons why people start having difficulty with climbing the stairs, but usually it is due to a health condition or frailness. Something that starts as a slight annoyance can quickly turn into an inability to climb the stairs with confidence or safety, resulting in frustration.
The solution in most of these circumstances is the installation of a suitable stairlift, allowing for freedom of movement and a new sense of independence.
The price of stairlifts does vary depending on whether it is a straight or curved and whether any extras are required. Possible extras for example could be a track hinge to facilitate unobstructed movement through a door or maybe a power swiveling seat if the user is unable to manually turn the chair at the top of the stairs for a safe dismount.
Other specific models for example would be, a perch stairlift, these would be beneficial for a user with poor knee flexion and is unable to sit in a chair or perhaps an outdoor stairlift to negotiate outside steps.
If you don’t have to make any turns as you climb the stairs then you are definitely only going to require a straight stairlift. However, if your staircase has a turn, but with a decent sized intermediate landing, then sometimes it is possible to fit two straight stairlifts subject to the users abilities. In all other cases a curved stairlift would definitely be required.
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