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Aiding Independent Living

The age that people are living to is getting older as time goes on, and the number of these people able to live in their houses with minimal assistance is growing. One of the major reasons for this is the advancements made by businesses like Oakland who are helping the elderly living in their own houses.

The product that means the elderly can live in their own homes unassisted for longer is the stairlift. As the elderly are more likely to have conditions such as arthritis and aching joints, stairs are one of the hardest barriers for them in their houses. A stairlift means that they can get easily up and down and sustain their home just as if they could use the stairs.

Independent living at home isn't all about the growing numbers of elderly people though, those with disabilities have the same and more different problems living at home if they can't use the stairs. Oakland is aware that certain disabilities mean people can't walk at all, and as such their stairlifts can be used by wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users. Having a stairlift in your home with a disability gives you access to all floors of your home and removes any feelings of being trapped.

One area that is often overlooked when altering a home for a disability or the elderly is the outside or garden. This is an area where people take pride in what they do, and if they can't get to it due to the stairs they can be terribly demoralised. Oakland are able to offer an outdoor stairlift to suit this very requirement, and means their customers can enjoy their garden for longer.

In order to further support independent living Oakland offer reconditioned stairlifts in their product selection as well as first hand ones. These stairlifts are pre-owned, but have been put through a 22 point check that is shows and fixes all faults in a stairlift. The reconditioned stock are sold as a cheaper substitute for those who don't have the money for a new stairlift but still require one.

Another way in which Oakland are aiding independent living, and those who can't afford a new stairlift is with their hire service. For a small fee per month clients can hire a stairlift for their house for the time they need it. This is also good for those who need help with the stairs while they recuperate from an operation or broken bones.

Straight Stair Type

Below are a few common
straight stair types:


Straight 90 Fan Turn

Straight 90 Flat with stap

If one of these resemble your stairs then a straight stairlift is the one for you.

If not, click here to see more typical stair configurations.

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