A number of companies offer stairlifts for rent / hiring, they usually charge an initial fee for installation and then a regular monthly sum. These rental stairlifts are often pre-used so your choice of colour and style may be limited. If you are not sure whether your stairs are straight or curved click here for a guide >>>
When considering which stairlift, and which features, best suits your needs an individual assessment with an occupational therapist is strongly recommended.
As with new seated stairlifts the user must be able to sit safely on the seat during transit and transfer on and off at the top and bottom of the stairs.
swivel seat and lift-up armrests may make
transfers onto and off the seat easier.
A swivel seat can be manually or
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Walking sticks may be carried on a stairlift. However, if the person uses a larger walking aid, such as a walking frame, it cannot be carried on the stairlift and therefore two aids will be required - one at the bottom and one at the top of the stairs.
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