The Benefits of Stairlift Rental
When it comes to stairlifts, the benefits are endless if you’re someone who suffers from a lack of mobility. From giving you back your independence and freedom of movement around the house to the countless options available and flexible installation, stairlifts give someone a chance to carry on with life with no interruptions, despite a lack of mobility.
With so many options available, many forget that they have access to all sorts of models and possibilities when it comes to stairlifts and this includes renting a stairlift rather than purchasing one. Stairlift rental schemes provide flexibility to those who aren’t looking for a permanent stairlift but has many more added benefits compared to purchasing a new and permanent stairlift.
You might be wondering what the benefits of stairlift rental service are and how this could affect your lifestyle, which is why we’ve prepared this blog to explore just that. Read on to find out more.
What is stairlift rental?
To start with, you might not have even known that stairlift rental existed, let alone know what exactly it is. Essentially, stairlift rental is where a specialist company provides a stairlift within your home as usual but instead you’ll be paying a monthly fee for the hire of it, rather than buying it outright.
Renting a stairlift is a suitable option for those who are temporarily experiencing a lack of mobility, whether it’s recovering from an illness or serious surgery that stops you from being able to go up and down the stairs. A stairlift can make it much easier to move around the house with ease and provide relief during your recovery time. It’s also a good idea if you’re having a relative or friend to stay for a while and they can’t use the stairs.
So, what are the benefits of renting a stairlift compared to buying one brand-new?
Stairlift rental is more affordable than buying brand new
As mentioned above, in some cases you may only need a stairlift for a short period of time so renting a stairlift will prove a lot more cost-effective for you compared to buying. For example, a brand new straight stairlift could cost £1,000+, and a curved stairlift could cost anywhere from £1,500-£3,000 or more, depending on your staircase! With this in mind, a rental is much more affordable and, due to the flexibility of monthly payments, a lot more manageable in the long-term.
Usually, you’ll have to pay an initial installation fee, but afterwards, the monthly cost could be as low as £50 per month – so if you only needed a stairlift for six months when recovering from a surgical operation, the monthly costs could be as low as £300 compared to buying outright.
Overall, if you’re only in need of a stairlift for a short amount of time, a rental scheme is best for you and makes more financial sense. Alternatively, if a stairlift is needed for the long-term but budget is an issue, consider a reconditioned stairlift instead.
Temporary and flexible structures in your home to work around your needs
When it comes to getting a stairlift installed into your home, a permanent stairlift will be measured and fitted to your staircase with the intention of it staying there for the foreseeable future. However, if you’re looking for something less permanent for your home, a rented stairlift could be the option for you.
Many of us nowadays prefer flexibility in our lives, whether that’s flexible working hours or flexible day-to-day appointments, so why not have flexibility within your home too if you need a stairlift? A rented stairlift can provide flexibility along with ultimate peace of mind that you can ascend and descend your stairs with ease, but also that it can be removed quickly at any time you see fit. An expert stairlift or mobility company can install your rented stairlift and, because you don’t have a permanent tie to it, it can be uninstalled from your home at any time to suit your needs.
Fortunately, rented stairlifts are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, just like brand new ones. So, whether you need a straight, curved, perched, seated or outdoor stairlift, you can also select any of these for your rented stairlift. They can be installed and removed whenever you’re ready and, usually, a stairlift company will have no extra hidden costs when it comes to removing it from your home.
Plan how long you need it and set out your own timeframe
Similar to the benefits described above, a rented stairlift can provide you with the flexibility to work around your own schedule, rather than feel guilty or waste money about opting for a permanent stairlift that you don’t need. With a stairlift rental scheme, you can plan how long you need it for and work to your own timeframe. And, when it comes to committing to a certain amount of time, there is actually no minimum or maximum time for rental.
Added benefits when renting through an expert mobility company, from warranty to stairlift repairs
If you’re fully convinced about rented stairlifts, the next step is to contact a reputable stairlift company or specialist mobility company for more information about their rental schemes and if this suits your budget and requirements. When renting your stairlift through a company, this provides many benefits within itself and offers you peace of mind so you don’t have to worry about your struggles with mobility. These benefits include:
● Warranty – when you buy new, a high ticket item will usually come with a warranty, whether it’s a year, two years or more, and the same applies to a stairlift. When it comes to renting a stairlift, you may assume that many professional stairlift companies remove the warranty, but, usually, this isn’t true. By using an expert mobility company, the peace of mind that a warranty provides is not taken away.
● Expert advice – whether you’re unsure on which stairlift to opt for or you’re in a predicament over budget, a specialist mobility company can provide expert and helpful advice. They can guide you towards the right decision for your home to suit your timeframe, home requirements, mobility needs and budget.
● Professional service and installation – as well as advice and warranties, a reputable mobility company are the best people for the job when it comes to providing a stairlift to a high standard and the best installation possible within your home.
● Repairs and maintenance – despite the fact you’re opting for a rental scheme, you still have access to repairs and maintenance services that a specialist mobility centre can provide. Therefore, this can ensure you have peace of mind when using your stairlift, instead of worrying about it breaking down and having to pay for emergency repairs.
High-quality and reliable straight and curved stairlift rental schemes with A Mobility Shop
If you’re thinking about getting a stairlift installed within your home in and around Liverpool, but are considering a stairlift rental scheme, contact A Mobility Shop today for advice and to discuss all the options. From giving you back your independence to saving you a small fortune on your mobility aids, A Mobility Shop can help today – get in touch on 0151 220 7080.