The Top Concerns of Getting a Stairlift Addressed

12:00am | | Health

There comes a point in your life where you know it is time for a change. Whether you are considering getting a stairlift because you find yourself frequently worried about the safety of a loved one or because your staircase has suddenly become an obstacle in your home, sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Your mind may be swimming with questions and concerns, bombarded by doubt and stress about the process of purchasing a stair lift that may tempt you to abandon the idea altogether. Do not let your worry consume you and hold you back from making one of the best decisions of your life. Sit back and allow Acorn to put your mind at rest. Here are your biggest concerns about purchasing a stairlift addressed.

Do I Really Need a Stairlift?

Think about this frightening reality. Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Although adults older than 60 years of age suffer the greatest number of fatal falls, no age group is immune to the danger, as 37.3 million falls occur each year that are severe enough to require medical attention. Do not wait until you or your loved one becomes a statistic. If you are a prisoner in your own home, confined to a single floor and longing for the freedom you once had, it is time to take action.  If there is any fear or doubt in your mind about you or someone else’s ability to safely navigate stairs in your home, do not wait until it is too late to install a stairlift. Your new stairlift might just save someone’s life or prevent serious injury.

Will a Stairlift Fit to my Stairs?

3 ladies looking at a stairlift photoAt Acorn Stairlifts, there is not a staircase that we have not seen. Acorn’s innovative, tailor-made rail system is modified to fit directly to your stairs and never the wall, meaning that no matter how short, long, straight, or curvy your staircase is, or whether it is indoors or outdoors, we can make it work. This is why Acorn stairlifts will fit 99 percent of all existing staircases.

Will I Have to Restructure my Home During Stairlift Installation?

When you choose to install an Acorn stairlift, you are not only choosing to regain your independence, but you are also choosing to retain the style and structure of your home. Acorn stairlifts are installed directly to the stairs and never the wall, thanks to Acorn’s innovative rail system that is flawlessly fitted to the unique bends and twists of your staircase. This means no plastering, drilling, or messy modifications. Your beautiful home will be left just the way we found it--with the addition of your shiny, brand-new Acorn stairlift, of course. 

Will There Be Enough Room for Others to Use the Stairs?

Once the stair lift is installed, there should be plenty of room for other people to use the staircase. The rail installation only requires 20 cm, and the lift itself requires 33 cm (upfolded). However, any concerns you have will be addressed by Acorn’s knowledgeable surveyors during your free, non-obligation home survey.

Will the Stairlift Draw Attention Away from my Home Decor?

An Acorn Stairlift is designed to be as discreet as possible, blending seamlessly into the style and structure of your home. Acorn stairlifts are available in a neutral color that will not attract unwanted attention. Furthermore, Acorn Stairlifts’ slimline design folds away conveniently when the stairlift is not in use. Here at Acorn, our goal is not to distract from the beauty or design of your home. Acorn simply wants to provide you with a reliable service aid that allows you to move freely throughout the entirety of your home, enjoying every last centimeter of it. 

How Much Does a Stair Lift Cost?

Because Acorn stairlifts are customized to fit your staircase, prices can vary based on a number of a factors such as your personal requirements, aid and assistance, the execution of your stairs, and the location/ environment surrounding your stairs. That being said, generally, stairlifts that are customized to fit more complicated, curvy staircases tend to cost more than the customization of a stairlift for a simplistic, straight staircase. Call us today to get a free, no-obligation home survey to get your own personal quote for your dream stairlift.

Is Buying a Stairlift Worth the Investment?

Buying a stairlift is absolutely worth the investment for many reasons. Not only does buying a stairlift keep you safe, saving you from medical bills due to injury, but it also allows you to stay independent in the home you love, saving money on caregivers or the stressful move to a retirement home. Another bonus is that installing a stairlift in your home can actually increase its value, due to a significant improvement in safety and security.

How do I Choose Which Stairlift Company to go with?

At Acorn Stairlifts, we firmly believe that you should go with a stairlift company that you can trust. Acorn also believes that you should always know who manufactures the stairlift you are buying, where it was made, who services it, and that it is a quality product. For this reason, Acorn encourages you to look into the variety of stairlifts we offer. Manufacturing our own products in-house and accumulating a raft of awards and accreditations, Acorn Stairlifts has been praised from everything from our engineering excellence in our factories to our customer service. Learn more about Acorn, and give us a call to get started on securing your own stairlift today.   


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