With modern stairlifts you can choose whether to sit on a seat and travel up and down stairs normally, or you can indeed stand up. The standing option stairlift is useful for those who have difficulty in bending their knees,or where you have multiple users with different needs.
Sometimes the width of the stairs means the more traditional stairlifts are unsuitable. The width of the chair whilst being occupied has to be taken into consideration, and where available width is restrictive, a perch stairlift might be more suitable for your property. Perch stairlifts have the same safety features, but allow the user to safely perch on the chair, and has the benefit of being very narrow so not to become intrusive for others making use of the stairs. Stairlifts have built in safety features, so if a chair
comes in contact with an obstacle or obstruction, it will not operate and safely cuts out until that obstruction is removed. It will also not operate unless the footrest and armrests are in the correct positions, and will always stop when it reaches the top and bottom of the stairs. Stairlifts come with a lockable isolation switch to prevent unauthorised use, especially important when children are visiting your home.If your home also requires an outdoor stairlift, AGA Mobility can advise on the best options. Outdoor stairlifts come with the same safety features and very similar to the indoor versions we have available.
AGA Mobility have over 40 years’ experience adapting customers’ homes to create a more versatile environment helping those who need the necessary equipment and assistance to live an independent life. Stairlifts are one of the most important installations in domestic homes, as many people with mobility issues have to negotiate stairs which can seem very daunting for themselves and the people that care for them. Our role is to design and install a stairlift that will cater for individual needs, working effectively within the structure of the stairwell and home. Modern stairlifts all operate on a similar basis, with a chair and motor attached to a track upon which the chair glides easily to safely deliver the occupant from level to level.
What We Do:
- Survey the existing staircase to make recommendations around the right stairlift option
- for the home(no cost)
- Discuss the needs of the individual who requires increased mobility through the use of a stairlift
- (no cost)
- Make suggestions around any potential structural work to improve accessibility in conjunction with
- a stairlift installation (no cost)
- Complete the full project delivery using AGA Staff
- All work is guaranteed for 12 months
Why We Do it:
- To improve quality of life for individuals
- To improve safety in the home
- To future proof care for every individual
- To facilitate changes that will positively impact on all those involved in the care of the individual
- To look at achieving a cost effective solution for our customers
What We Look To Achieve:
- An improved quality of life for individuals through more convenient and comfortable surrounds and facilities
- Improved safety. Stairlifts provide individuals, carers and family members with a safe method of transition, without the hazard of negotiating difficult stairs and the potential dangers this presents
- As frailty overtakes an individual, the stairlift is designed to provide freedom and independence, with no need to consider restricting the individual to the ground floor of a domestic home
- To provide an service without inconvenience where in most cases a stairlift can be fitted in just a few hours, allowing the individual to regain use of all rooms within the home
Straight seated stair lift
This straight stairlift offers a safe, practical and reliable way of overcoming the problem of getting up and down stairs.
- Swivel seat
- Full remote control
- Variable seat height
- Quick installation
- Maximum staircase angle 50º
- Unique toggle switch
- Narrow when folded just 285mm
- Safety cut-out sensors
- Smooth start-stop action
- Continuous charging strip (the Simplicity can be parked anywhere on the stairs and the batteries will still charge)
Standing stairlifts consist of a footplate and armrests and / or handrails, the user stands on the footplate while being transported up or down stairs.
Perching stairlifts are similar to standing stairlifts except that they provide a small amount of additional support underneath the buttocks. Thus the user is transported in a perching position, between sitting and standing.
When considering whether a seated or standing stairlift best suits your needs an individual assessment with an occupational therapist is strongly recommended, your safety on your stairs is paramount. There may be individual factors which determine which stairlift, or alternative equipment, best suits your needs.
Curved seated stairlifts
Many staircases are curved so require a custom build to travel around the bends, twists and curves of your stairwell.
This requires a detailed survey in order to build a bespoke track that is unique to your property and able to negotiate the twists and turns of the stairwell for safe and efficient delivery of the individual. The type of staircase in your home will have an impact on the type of rail you will need, costs and how long it will take us to make your stairlift.
The process is a little more involved, as the track system needs to be built before any work can commence to install the stairlift, unlike a straight stairlift which purely requires the measurement around the length of the track to be installed.