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Many people don't think a lot about the reasons to use stair lifts, mainly because they themselves don't need one. However, when someone does need a stair lift their entire family gets involved and starts researching the different solutions available to their family member in need. Upon doing this research people can find some very different and shocking reasons for using a stair lift, as well as ones which they may not have thought of before as they've never been in a position to need one. Most commonly the elderly are the ones who need stairlifts, as they are more likely to suffer from arthritis or other aches and pains associated with the joints which can cause excruciating pain.

Sometimes when women are pregnant they can end up needing a stair lift. There are many reasons associated with pregnancy which can lead to a woman requiring a stair lift, and some never ever need one. A Common need for a stair lift in pregnant women is due to their centre of balance shifting, resulting in them leaning too far back than is safe whenever they try to climb the stairs. Some women have such a bad time with pregnancy that their hips separate, leaving them completely unable to walk, and so require a stair lift anywhere they go.

Children can often need stair lifts as a result of injuries they've suffered from. Doctors like their patients to use stair lifts after operations or injuries because they take away any strain near the stitches if they are in the abdomen or a similar easily affected area. A stair lift can be temporary in these situations, and companies such as Oakland Stairlifts offer a wide range of rental stair lifts for all of their customers to use, including curved stair lifts, which are incredibly hard to find on a rental contract.

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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