What are the Advantages of Installing Stair Lifts?

The Advantages of Installing Stair Lifts

If you have any restrictions on your mobility, stairs can create a huge problem. It may be something you took for granted previously, but when you find it hard to go up or down staircases by yourself, it can have a huge impact on how you feel about your home. Not being able to use the stairs means you may not have as much access to certain rooms as you used to, and may make it difficult to use the bathroom or grab something from your bedroom. So, in order to ensure that you don’t feel like you are imprisoned in certain rooms of your home, installing a stair lift can restore your access and make you feel at home again. A Mobility Shop, mobility equipment supplier for Liverpool and the North West, looks at the benefits of stair lifts in the home.


Safety is a concern for those with mobility issues and the stair well presents not only a challenge, but the dangers of a mis-step that can send one toppling down the staircase! With a stair lift, they simply need to sit into the seat and glide up the stair mechanically. There is also a safety buckle for extra security during the mechanical movement. Most stair lifts also have built in safety features that prevent operation if the seat, or footrest, aren’t in the correct positions. They will also detect any obstacles on the stairs. A lock switch is in place so that you can prevent others from using the chair, such as any excitable children that may be around!

Sense of freedom

Old age or disability can have a profound affect on how a person feels in their own home, and they might feel like their independence has been hampered. Sometimes the suggestion is made to relocate to a new home, which may unsettle one further, and comes with added stress and expensive. Installing a stair lift means that you can forego this extra stress and re-discover your freedom in your own home.

Easy to use

Modern stair lifts are very easy to use and usually come with a control toggle on the armrest. Others come with a remote-control handset so that the stair lift can be called to the top or bottom of the stairs as you need it. The stair lift also begins charging when it is parked, so it will be ready to use when you need it. Stair lifts come equipped with a back-up battery in case of power loss to your home, so you don’t get stuck half way down the stairs when the lights go out unexpectedly.

There’s no doubt that installing a stair lift can dramatically improve the quality of life for those with mobility issues.

Top Mobility Aids Providers in Liverpool

Whether you’re looking for a permanent fixture or stair lift rental for a visiting relative, A Mobility Shop can help you out. Enquire within our shop at 141 – 145 Thomas Lane, Broadgreen,  Liverpool, L14 5NT or give us a call on 0151 220 7080 and we’d be happy to give you advice on stair lifts and mobility aids.