Stairlift FAQs: Everything You Need to Know

Stairlifts are becoming increasingly popular, with more and more people recognizing the benefits they can provide. If you or a loved one is thinking about getting a stairlift, there are likely a lot of questions running through your mind. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to answer all your stairlift FAQs. As an official Acorn Stairlift dealer, C&C Mobility is here to provide you with everything you need to know.

  1. What is a stairlift?
    A stairlift is a mobility device that carries a person up and down a staircase. It’s designed to help people who have difficulty climbing stairs, due to a physical disability or limited mobility, to move comfortably and safely around their home.
  2. How do stairlifts work?
    Stairlifts are powered by electricity and can be plugged into a regular household outlet or wired to the home’s electrical system. The device is designed to run smoothly with a comfortable seat and footrest. Once the user is seated, the lift responds to the push of a button, travelling up or down the track.
  3. Are stairlifts expensive?
    The cost of a stairlift varies depending on the type, model, and features. In the short term, they might seem expensive, but in the long run, they are an investment in your independence and wellness, as well as a way to avoid costly home modifications or expensive medical care. There are several financing options available, including rental and financing plans, making it easier for individuals and families to make a cost-effective purchase.
  4. Can stairlifts be used outdoors?
    Yes, stairlifts can be installed outside, allowing individuals to access garden areas, patios, or pools. The outdoor stairlifts are built to withstand harsh outdoor weather conditions, such as rain or snow, with easy-to-clean and durable materials.
  5. How long does it take to install a stairlift?
    The installation of a stairlift can usually be completed in a few hours, depending on the type of stairs and the layout of the house. A professional installer can provide a free consultation and an estimate of the installation process once they’ve assessed the home’s staircase.

A stairlift can make a significant difference in the lives of those with mobility challenges. Knowing the answers to the FAQs is crucial when considering purchasing one. At C&C Mobility, we have a team of experts trained to provide installation, maintenance and repair services, and support to ensure the acquisition of the right stairlift for each individual. Contact us today, and we will be delighted to provide you with the answers to any other questions you may have.