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Mobility & Depression Help at Hand

Unknown Depression due to Mobility issues

There are lots of things we take for granted in our lives, mobility being one. The loss of mobility can have a devastating  affect on the individual, their immediate family and friends. Losing mobility is devastating and the everyday problems created by the loss of mobility are hard to comprehend. The loss of mobility can lead to feelings of isolation, futility and frustration. These emotions can fester and simmer under the surface leading to bouts of temper, anger and rage. When imagining issues around mobility many people automatically think about the loss of limbs forgetting that many otherwise able bodied people have mobility issues namely the elderly.

A major issue facing anyone who has lost their mobility or has seen it reduced through old age or illness is depression.

Depression is a silent danger that can that can surface at any time and to anybody, However, people with mobility issues are more likely to suffer depression then most. For the elderly the sense that after many active years they are no longer able to do the things they enjoy leads to a sense of frustration. For younger people with mobility issues the sense of injustice with life leads to frustration and increases the risk of depression. It is hard for people with full mobility to imagine the fear, loneliness and isolation that the loss of mobility can cause. Immediate family members and friends will show lots of support and this can be a vital asset, however, this support can often be resented by both parties as the loss of independence becomes more acute.

Quality of Life

In many cases the depression that mobility loss can cause will be accentuated by the sense that they can no longer lead a quality life in their own home. In their eyes for instance a house they have lived enjoyably in for several years is no longer available to them if it has stairs. The sense that they will no longer be able to enjoy the comfort of their bedroom or bathroom if they are situated on the first floor of the building will is devastating.

For many years now there has been help available to alleviate the cause of depression in people with mobility issues. A prime example is stair lifts. The assurance a stair lift can provide is immeasurable. Installing a stair lift in the home will go a great way to allowing a better quality of life to be enjoyed. Stair lifts while usually  fitted in the home can also be used to effortlessly transport customers down a flight of steps in a garden for instance allowing the user to enjoy time in the fresh air.

The stair lift provides a sense of independence that was before lacking.

They are safe, reliable and comfortable. Mountain West Stairlifts takes great steps to ensure that we meet all the users requirement. Installing a stair lift is hassle free, the stair lift blends in with existing decor and is affordable, both to install and run. A stair lift can play a vital role in keeping depression at bay and will most definitely help a person with mobility issues lead a better, happier and more independent life. They obviously will help to alleviate the cause of depression and will remove a barrier that has been placed in the way, allowing the user to enjoy certain things they believed would be denied to them.

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Stay in the Home you Love w/ a Stairlift

Stay in your home with a Stairlift

Over time it’s inevitable that some of our physical abilities will begin to decline.  It’s natural and is simply a part of life.  While losing some of the mobility that you once enjoyed due to age or injury may be unavoidable, what you can do is ensure that it doesn’t force you to make changes in your life that you don’t want to make.

If you are now physically challenged and live in a home with a staircase there is a solution available that doesn’t involve giving up the home that you love.  By having our stairlifts installed in your home you can not only stay in your home, but also enjoy all of it once again.  You shouldn’t have to sell your home if you don’t want to.  You also should not be forced to live on only one floor of your home.  By having a stairlift installed in your home you can enjoy your home the way that you should be able to.

The stairlift has been used for over 80 years

Stairlifts are a proven way to help people who are physically challenged safely navigate a staircase.  They are sold with many different options available, and there is certain to be a stairlift that will fit your staircase and meet your needs.  Making the mistake of trying to navigate a staircase when you lack the physical capability to do so can be dangerous or even deadly.  Selling a home that you have probably lived in and loved for many years is another option that you probably don’t want to consider.  Instead of risking walking up and down a staircase, or selling a beloved home, why not have a stairlift installed instead? Why not keep your home and enjoy it the way you should be able to? Stairlifts are an affordable way for people who have a physical disability to be able to keep their home.  As an added safety feature, stairlifts are powered by a rechargeable battery.  This means that in the event of a power outage your stairlift will still be able to get you safely up and down a your staircase.

Take Control with a stairlift

While aging and a loss of mobility is an unavoidable part of life that you cannot control, you can control the extent to which it impacts your lifestyle.  You can make a decision to find ways to still enjoy the things that you love, even as your physical abilities begin to decline.  Having to give up your home due to it having a staircase should never be something that you are forced to consider.  Instead of making this difficult decision, there is a much easier decision to make instead.  You can decide to get a stairlift installed in your home and no longer fear having to walk up and down the stairs again.  Don’t allow a disability to dictate how you live your life.  Don’t walk away from a home that you love because of a staircase.  Have a stairlift installed and continue to live in the home that you know and love.

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Stannah Stairlifts Simply the Best

Stannah and Stairlifts, Perfect Together !

When a company has been in business for nearly 150 years then you just know it must be doing something right. Stannah is the brand leaders in their field and deliver exceptional standards of service and expertise. Now operating in over 40 countries and have produced over half a million stairlifts.

Being so confident in their product that they offer a full refund if a buyer is in any way unsatisfied with their purchase. How good a promise is that? It shows how confident they must be in complete satisfaction. It doesn’t end there either. Each stairlift is designed, produced and installed with each customers’ individual needs provided for. The stair lifts themselves are economical, very low maintenance and cost less then a household kettle to run. When you consider the benefits that are gained by installing a Stannah stairlift then this low cost is unbeatable.

Stannah lets you stay in the home you love.

Stair liftIf you don’t want to leave a family home then we can give you the opportunity to remain in a place that you love and cherish and that is priceless. Stannah knows what people want and take great pride in the fact that they remain a family business with its commitment to its staff and the level of service and professionalism that it can offer their valued customers.

Each Stannah stair lift is designed to fit effortlessly into a home and blend in with the existing style and decor.

They can be installed in a matter of hours and with little or no disruption. SOur stairlifts are noiseless and comfortably smooth. For complete peace of mind they come with a two year warranty and we will provide the first two services absolutely free for new stairlifts. They provide an excellent after sale service that leaves other brands trailing in their slipstream. You can also rest assured that every Stannah stairlift meets all safety standards, Stannah put their stairlifts through rigorous testing procedures to ensure that safety is always paramount. Stannah has a long tradition of providing exceptional products with their customers’ needs, the driving force behind their ideals.

The company has remained in the ‘family ‘ for many generations and Stannah is very proud of the awards and recognition they receive for their ethical business practice. These values are shared by the employees, who do a professional and dedicated job with customers regularly taking the time to contact Stannah and complementing the standards of workmanship they received.

Businesses rely greatly on their good reputation and Stannah has worked hard to build theirs and keep it. In fact Stannah is to the stairlift. Like cornflakes is to Kellog’s, it just sounds right, Stannah and stairlifts, perfect. For us its not about a sale its about the whole experience. Stannah has been in operation since the 1860’s and remain as strong as ever. There is nothing that we don’t know about the design, production and installation of stairlifts and if you are going to choose a stairlift then who better then Stannah with 150 years of experience you won’t be disappointed.


Stannah simply the best


How does a Stair lift Work

How Does a Stair Lift Work?

A stair lift is designed for people with mobility issues that make going up and down the stairs difficult if not impossible. They are not new in the market and have been around for years. Lots of physically challenged and elderly people have already benefited from them. If you are wondering if a stair lift will be of help to you, it is best to understand how it works.

Essentially, a stair lift is installed to a staircase so that people will not need to walk up or down the stairs. A standard stair lift has the following parts: A seat that usually comes with a foot rest, arm rest, railing, belt or pinion, motor, sensor, and controller on both ends of the staircase. The entire system is powered by a motor that gets power from a mechanical battery or electricity. There will be a railing that will be attached to your stair tread along the staircase’s path.

The  stair lift seat will then be attached to the railing. It will slide up or down the staircase depending on what you will do with the controller.

To operate, most stair lifts rely on a motor-driven belt. It is housed by the rail. It rolls just like a conveyor belt when someone pushed the button on the controller. It will stop rolling when someone presses a button for another command, uses the manual brake or when an object or person is sensed to be blocking the path.

If not relying on a belt, the stair lift is probably using a rack and pinion. The pinion holds the seat, it is mounted onto a rack that has gear-like mechanism, which rotates to have the lift go up or down the staircase.
The arm rest provides support and safety. You can also find models that have special safety features such as belts, manual break and sensors.

A Stair lift will go up or down when someone hops on it. One can go down the staircase using the lift and press the designated button so that the lift will go back up without someone on it. It can then be used by whoever needs it in the upper floor. The concern of having someone stuck in the middle of the staircase when electricity suddenly shuts off is also solved through rechargeable battery. Most brands of stair lifts today come up with a rechargeable battery that serves as an alternative or secondary source of power so that the lift will continue operating without electricity.

With continuous developments, different types of stair lifts are now available in the market. In fact, there are lifts for indoor use. There are also for outdoors that are much stronger and made to stand different kinds of weather. Stairlifts can be applied to straight or curved stairs.

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Affordable Stairlifts

Affordable Stairlifts – Cheap is Not Better

Buying a stairlift should be done with caution. You need to identify what your needs are. It is not about the style or the price but you can also consider these on the last stages of your decision making. Stylish and affordable stairlifts are available but when  just considering price, cheap is not always better. You need to check a few things such as the safety, efficiency, ease of use, durability, compatibility with your staircase, and the overall need of the person who will use it.

Safety First

Whether it is an affordable stairlift or not make sure it is the best choice especially when the safety of users will be of overall importance. It is still possible to find safe and affordable stairlifts.

In addition, it is important to check if the stairlift is approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. You should also look for additional safety features like sensors and locks for the power generators back up power supplies and automatic shut down sensors.

Beware of online sales claims of Affordable Stairlifts

The affordable stairlifts or what seems to be a great deal, may be less efficient or may be more difficult to use. It is much better to invest in a stairlift from a reputable company that offers complete sales, service and installation, that will not give the elderly or physically challenged difficulty in terms of ease of use. Purchasing online and having a technician come to the home to install it may become a nightmare if trying to just save a few dollars.

Choosing  Affordable Stairlifts Compatible with Your Staircase

The stairlifts for straight staircases will normally cost less than the stairlifts for curved staircases, which usually need customization. You will need to pay more for fitting and custom manufacturing. Nevertheless, you can manage to have an affordable stairlift that is stylish and safe when dealing with Stannah products.

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A Stairlift Showroom Importance

Having a showroom for stairlifts Matters

There are many types of Stair Lifts. When someone comes to your home and tells you about a Stair Lift for your stairs, gives you a price and a single sheet of paper about the lift he is showing you, be wary of that situation. That person probably only has that Stair Lift type in his stock and he needs to sell it. A showroom should be available for you to visit and see all the types of Stair Lifts and the different features which may help you in your situation. My Stair Lift has, several features that really matter to me which I would not have known about with out a showroom available. They were willing to meet with me at their showroom at my convenience, which did not happen to be during regular business hours. I really think it would be a mistake to buy a Stair Lift from a company with out a showroom, even if you don’t visit the showroom. The showroom is an indication of permanence. You can also see if Stair Lifts is really what do for a living or just a sideline If you find anything but Stair Lifts there, or one Stair Lift and a lot of other things be assured Stair Lifts are a side line with them, and you will always be treated as a sideline customer.

In Utah Stairlift Guarantee’s Make a Difference

Whats the difference is a stairlift with proper guarantees

Guarantee’s and Warranties are not always what they seem. Buying a Stairlift on the Internet virtually eliminates any Guarantee. They do not even have people to install the Stairlift , let alone to be available 24/7. Be sure that the company you by from has a shop, with factory trained and certified technicians, and a showroom with all types of Stairlifts. They should guarantee the Stairlift as long as you own it.