Stairlifts Thanet & Canterbury
We supply and fit new and reconditioned stairlifts in and around Thanet and Canterbury, starting from as little as £995. We are based in Margate, Thanet and can provide you with prompt installation and year-round service in Thanet, Canterbury and surrounding areas. We supply and fit straight stairlifts as well as curved stairlifts to fit almost any home.
We do not charge to come out and survey your home to quote, and most importantly, we do not pressure sell. We are a small family run business and pride ourselves on obtaining customers through good old-fashioned service and competitive pricing.
What is a Stairlift?
A stairlift is a mechanical device with a chair or platform that will lift people up and down stairs. A rail is securely mounted to the stairs and a chair or lifting platform is attached to the rail. A person gets onto the chair or platform and is lifted up or down the stairs by the chair which moves along the rail. If there is an obstacle or door at the top or bottom of the staircase, various options are available such as folding or sliding rails, which after getting you safely up or down the stairs, will retract or fold away. If you have a curved of layered staircase, bespoke curved staircases are available to cater for the non-standard staircases.
Stairlifts are known variously as stair lifts, stair-lifts, chair lifts, stair gliders and by other names. This type of chair lift should not be confused with the chairlift used by skiers. The term stair climber can refer either to stairlifts, or more commonly to the exercise equipment by the same name.
Some of the first stair lifts to be produced commercially were advertised and sold in the U.S. in the 1930s by the Inclinator Company of America. Many users at the time were victims of polio.
Now they are seen for use in elderly, fall-prone individuals, and the disabled who are unable to navigate stairs safely.
Getting older has its challenges, and a stairlift can help.
- Finding it harder to ascend or descend stairs safely.
- Beginning to find you’re becoming unsteady when walking or standing.
- Finding it hard or painful to bend your knees.
- Noticing it is harder to get out of a chair or to sit down.
There are many conditions which can contribute to making staircases difficult to navigate safely.
These may include:
- Finding it hard to balance because of a stroke and or Parkinson’s disease.
- Muscle weakness caused by Arthritis.
- Fainting or loss of consciousness caused by atrial fibrillation.
- Inner ear problem such as labyrinthitis which can cause dizziness.
- Bladder and bowel conditions e.g. Urinary continence problems.
Some useful links for services in and around Thanet & Canterbury
- The Thanet District Council website.
- The Canterbury Council website.
- All about stairlifts on Wikipedia.
- Livewell Kent.
- Social Care and Health for Thanet is the responsibility of Kent County Council.
- Kent care and support pages.
- Also have a look at Help To Live at Home page.
- You'll also find a wealth of information on Age UK's website.