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Are your stairs ‘on the ration’?

12:00am | & Health

How many times a day do you go up and down the stairs in your home?

If you can answer that question quickly, without having to really think about it, then chances are you might benefit from an Acorn Stairlift in your life.

Why? Because if you already know the answer, it’s likely that you’re actively planning or limiting your trips up and down the stairs, either because they present a physical challenge to you or, more worryingly, a safety risk.

If you’ve no idea how many times each day you go up and down your stairs, it’s because you’ve no need to think or worry about it – it’s just something you do automatically. But when using the stairs becomes more problematic, whatever the reason, we naturally start to fret about how often we need to do it.

There are countless reasons why using the stairs can become more difficult and, unfortunately, many of them are linked to getting older. It could be a medical condition which makes movement more difficult or painful. The number one reason why people invest in a stairlift is because they suffer from some form of arthritis, leading to sore and painful joints.

Other medical conditions might mean that climbing the stairs leaves you breathless or lightheaded, and the one place in your home that you really don’t want to feel dizzy is on the stairs. You might have suffered an accident which affects your mobility, or be recovering from an operation such as a hip or knee replacement.

Or it could simply be that with the passing years you no longer have the energy you once had, or the strength in your legs to run up and down the stairs without a thought like you used to. For many people, coming down the stairs is harder still, jolting painful joints or putting sudden load on weakened muscles.

It might begin almost subconsciously, but many people begin planning ahead so they only use the stairs when it becomes absolutely necessary. Do you leave things on the stairs so you can take them up the next time you go, rather than just popping up with them now? For some it might reach the point where they only go upstairs at bedtime and down again in the morning, even if it means having a downstairs loo installed, or using a commode.

Eventually, some people move to living on the ground floor, perhaps turning a dining room into a bedroom, rather than use the stairs. Others consider moving house, despite all the expense and upheaval that entails.

If you’ve started putting off using the stairs till it’s absolutely necessary, it might be time to consider an Acorn Stairlift for your home. It will enable you to glide smoothly up and downstairs in safety and comfort whenever you like and as many times a day as you like. No need to worry anymore or to plan and ration your daily trips between the floors in your home.

Even if you only need to use it on ‘bad days’ – perhaps when your arthritis flares up – it will be there for you. An Acorn Stairlift also futureproofs your home. No more worries about using the stairs in years to come, having to consider moving rooms around, installing downstairs facilities or even moving house. It means you can continue to use all of your home, all of the time.

An Acorn Stairlift can be installed within a few days of your order – even next day if urgency is paramount – and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is. Because we manufacture around 70,000 stairlifts each year in our UK factories and deal direct with the public, we can keep costs to a minimum and cut out the middlemen.

Getting a precise quote for your own made-to-measure Acorn Stairlift won’t cost you a penny. Just call Freephone 0808 223 4871 or click on the green ‘Quick free quote’ button at the top right-hand side of this website page to get the ball rolling.

Your local Acorn surveyor will visit when it’s convenient, to assess your needs, measure your staircase and answer any questions you might have. Armed with all the necessary information, the surveyor will provide a no-obligation quote for your Acorn Stairlift. There are no hidden extras and the quote is valid for up to a year, giving you plenty of time to make up your mind.

One thing’s for sure; once your Acorn Stairlift is installed you’ll never again need to count or ration the number of times each day you use the stairs in the home you love.

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