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Hiring A Stairlift

For many people a stairlift is a machine that you find in a care home that helps the elderly get up and down the stairs. These machines are incredibly useful because they allow people to get around without having to bend their knees or move their hips and ankles as much as they would have to, which can be incredibly painful if someone is suffering from arthritis or a similar joint condition. Many people can't move around at all in their old age, and stairlifts help carers to take them around their home or out to different places.

If someone is suffering from a debilitating disease such as cancer, or has recently undergone an operation then they may not be able to walk at all, let alone get up and down the stairs. In cases such as these it is well-worth hiring a stairlift because they are a great way for people to get up and down the stairs without having to put themselves through any unnecessary pain or exertion. A stairlift will give someone the freedom to get around their own home without needing to rely on others for support. Part of being house-bound can be a severe depression caused by not being able to do anything for yourself, but a stairlift can help to alleviate this.

The benefit of hiring a stairlift over buying one is that hiring is temporary, and anyone that only needs a stairlift for a month or so will find it worth investing in a rental stairlift because they won't have to spend a lot of money and the stairlift can be removed at the end of the period. Some stairlifts can cost upwards of £3,000, which can be too much for someone to spend, especially if they only need the stairlift temporarily. Companies such as Oakland Stairlifts have a stairlift hire service for their customers that only require a stairlift temporarily and don't want to have one for any longer than they need to.

Straight Stair Type

Below are a few common
straight stair types:

Straight

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.

For any questions or if you like to receive a free quotation please call us on:
0800 195 9790
or email:
info@oaklandstairlifts.co.uk