Having trouble getting up and down stairs?
A stairlift is a well-known way of staying independent in your home when you start to find that getting up the stairs is not as easy as it used to be. Attached to a rail that is fixed to your stairs, a stairlift can be installed within a matter of hours. At Spring Chicken we have researched the market to help you decide whether a stairlift is right for you.
Pros Use alone if you can get on and off by yourself. Can be installed in just a few hours. Easy and comfortable to use. Cons Virtually no resale value and can cost to get it removed. On view in your home.
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A stair climber is a less known solution to getting up and down stairs. It is a portable trolley fitted with rotating wheels so that it can be guided up or downstairs. The advantage of a stair climber is that you can take it with you wherever you go in the knowledge you'll be able to get up just about any stairs.
Pros No installation required. Portable so can be used outside of the home. Can be used with a wheelchair. Has a resale value. Cons Always needs a second person to guide the stair climber. The battery needs to be regularly recharged.
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A home lift seems like a luxury you couldn't afford - but you'd be surprised - we certainly were! These through-floor lifts can be fitted just about anywhere in your home, with a minimal amount of building work required. A home lift is attractive, discreet and quiet.
Pros Carries up to two people (and a pet or vacuum cleaner, if required!) Takes seated and standing passengers. Can add value to your home. Cons Takes between 3 - 12 weeks from order to be made and installed. Is the most expensive option to combat the stairs!
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