“I only wish I’d done it sooner” – that’s something we hear all the time at Acorn Stairlifts from customers who have been delighted at the difference their new stairlift has made to their daily quality of life.
All too often people delay buying a stairlift until it becomes a medical necessity. They soldier on, sometimes enduring daily pain and discomfort when tackling the stairs, seeing a stairlift only as a last resort. Some even take to living downstairs, depriving themselves of the full use of their home because climbing the stairs has become too much of an ordeal.
But it needn’t be that way! Increasingly, people who struggle with the stairs see a home stairlift not as a last resort, but as a life-enhancing home appliance; something to make life that little bit easier, like a dishwasher or tumble dryer. The energy you save by no longer struggling on the stairs can be spent on more enjoyable and rewarding pastimes, like a hobby or playing with the grandchildren.
So why do people wait so long to invest in a stairlift when one could be installed in their home within a few days, with no mess or fuss, and making a massive difference to their everyday lives? For some it is undeniably the cost – or more accurately, what they fear the cost might be.
In truth, an Acorn Stairlift could be far more affordable than you think. At Acorn we manufacture more than 70,000 stairlifts per year in our UK factories, exporting to more than 80 countries around the world. In the same way that buying in bulk is cheaper, manufacturing in such high volumes has brought down the cost of our stairlifts in real terms. We also deal direct with our customers, so there are no ‘middle men’ taking a cut, or flashy high street showrooms to be paid for.
It’s impossible to give a flat rate cost for stairlifts because every installation is different. But it costs nothing at all to have one of our experienced surveyors visit your home to assess your needs and your staircase. Our surveyor will give you a comprehensive quote for your tailor-made Acorn Stairlift, with no hidden extras and valid for a whole year. So why put off getting a stairlift because you imagine it might be expensive, when you can so easily find out exactly what it will cost?
Another reason is that people assume their stairs are too narrow, steep, curved or winding for a stairlift. Acorn Stairlifts are designed to take up the minimum of space. The single rail fixes neatly to the stairs close to the wall or banister, whichever works best. The stairlift carriage has a seat, arms and footrest which all fold up out of the way when not in use, making it easy for others to use the stairs. Another popular option on Acorn Stairlifts is a hinged section at the foot of the rail, allowing it to be folded up out of the way if it would otherwise cause an obstruction.
As for curved staircases, our unique FastTrack® system means our skilled engineers can assemble a made-to-measure stairlift rail on site which will precisely follow the unique contours of your staircase. You won’t have to wait weeks for a rail to be manufactured off-site and then hope it will fit when it arrives. Having fitted hundreds of thousands of stairlifts around the word, we can confidently say there isn’t anything we haven’t come across before!
Finally, a surprising number of our customers say they put off getting a stairlift because it felt like they would be giving up their independence. Why surprising? Because the exact opposite is true! A stairlift helps you remain living independently in your own home for longer. It helps you retain full use of your home and, most important of all, reduces the risk of a fall on your stairs. Removing that constant worry will also be a huge relief to your loved ones.
When we struggle to read or see clearly due to deteriorating eyesight, we have no hesitation in getting glasses. When we struggle to hear clearly, a hearing aid is an obvious and popular option. So why, when we struggle with the stairs, do we soldier on, enduring pain and discomfort?
Why wait when an Acorn Stairlift can be installed in your home in just a few days? Even if you don’t need it all the time, it will be there whenever you do. To find out more about how an Acorn Stairlift could benefit you, call one of our friendly advisors today on 0800 016 9760 or click the ‘Get a free quote’ button at the top right of this page. Don’t delay, do it today, and give your life a lift.