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					                                                                                                                       Buyer's Guide
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Buying A
Stairlift
How to look for a stairlift
A stairlift can give a person back their independence,
enabling an individual with mobility problems to get
up and down the stairs without difficulty or at risk of
falling.


While stairlifts offer numerous                         Firstly, you should consider your current
benefits, choosing a suitable                           wants and how these might change
                                                        over the coming years. Think about
one can often be difficult.                             what features would be most beneficial
As a stairlift is an expensive                          for you. Do you need a wheelchair
purchase, most people want                              stairlift or one operated with a joystick
to get the best value device                            for example?
from a quality company.
                                                        Safety is a key consideration so make
Talking to someone who already has a                    sure the stairlift comes with security
stairlift is often a good idea as they have             features and is made by a reputable
                                                        company.The two main types of
first-hand experience of the benefits of
                                                        stairlifts are straight stairlifts and curved
the mobility aid.                                       stairlifts, with various models available
                                                        for all types of stairs.                        maintenance and how long it will take
Visiting a showroom can also provide                                                                    to install.
consumers with a better idea of what                    As the name suggests, straight stairlifts
stairlift they should consider buying,                  only work on a straight staircase or            Having a family member or friend on
                                                        series of steps, while a curved stairlift       hand when the sales person comes
while flicking through brochures can
                                                        is able to travel around bends and              around can also be a good idea as they
help people learn more about products.                                                                  might think of a question which you
                                                        along landings and half landings. It is
                                                        important to ensure that you purchase           forgot to ask. As it’s a big decision, it
Although    there     are     numerous                                                                  can also be beneficial to have a chat
companies      which    sell   stairlifts,              the right mobility device for your stairs
                                                        to ensure that it works well.                   with the family member or friend about
contacting each of them for information                                                                 the product after the visit as they can
can be time consuming, especially if                    When deciding what stairlift suits you, it      offer their opinion on the device.
you just want to weigh up your options.                 is also important to consider the chair.
                                                        There are various chairs available and          While the visit is taking place, the
By using MobilityCompare, consumers                     these should be comfortable and easy            sales person should make a thorough
are given the opportunity to highlight                  to get in and out of.                           assessment of staircase dimensions
                                                                                                        and the needs of the user. This should
their exact needs, which are then
                                                                                                        factor in any quirks, such as a half-
matched with suitable items, enabling                   What to expect from a sales                     landing, and how easy it will be for you
you to compare prices, the functions                    visit?                                          to get on and off the stairlift or if you will
and the advantages of different stairlifts.                                                             need assistance.
                                                        After weighing up options, the next step
What sort of stairlift would                            is arranging a visit from stairlift company     The sales person should provide you
suit you?                                               representatives. Make a list of any             with a written quotation for the entire
                                                        questions you might have beforehand             cost of the stairlift, including installation.
Deciding what stairlift will suit you will              so that you are fully prepared when the         Take time to think about the offer and
depend on your needs and the style of                   representative visits. Consider asking          don’t be pressurised into a sale before
stairs you have.                                        about warranties, additional benefits,          talking to other companies.


  Mobility Compare is owned and operated by Attinger Jack Interactive Ltd
  4th Floor, River House | 143-145 Farringdon Road | London, EC1R 3AB
  general@mobilitycompare.co.uk
                                                                                                                an easier choice
  ph: 0207 520 1580.
                                                                                                            Buyer's Guide
                                               Bathing Aids Adjustable Beds Recliner Chairs Mobility Scooters Stairlifts Hearing Aids




Buying                                                      1
                                                                      As stairlifts are not a common purchase, it can be
                                                                      difficult to know if you are making the right decision.
                                                                      However, there are a number of things you should


tips?
                                                                      consider when buying a stairlift which can help make
                                                                      your purchase a success.

                                                                      Firstly make sure the stairlift is made to measure.
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To find stairlifts that suit your                                     Stairs come in different shapes and sizes, meaning
needs, use the MobilityCompare                                        a stairlift needs to be made to measure in order to fit
site to compare stairlifts
www.mobilitycompare.co.uk                                             perfectly.

                                                            3         Similarly, make sure the stairlift company is
                                                                      considering your personal shape, size and needs.

                                                                      As the stairlift will play a key role in helping you get
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                                                                      around your home, it is important that you know
                                                                      someone who can fix it quickly if something happens
                                                                      to it. A 24 hour call out service can offer peace of
                                                                      mind and can ensure that your stairlift is up and
                                                                      running as fast as possible if something does go
                                                                      wrong. Also weight up the warranty options - a two
                                                                      year warranty is usually best.




 Mobility Compare is owned and operated by Attinger Jack Interactive Ltd
 4th Floor, River House | 143-145 Farringdon Road | London, EC1R 3AB
 general@mobilitycompare.co.uk
                                                                                                      an easier choice
 ph: 0207 520 1580.

				
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