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There are lots of ways you can help your parents to stay independent.
If either of your parents has difficulty balancing or is a bit unsteady on their feet, grab rails can be installed to help them use the toilet or bathroom safely or to get in and out of bed independently. A raised toilet seat can make both much easier. They are available in different heights, and some include armrests too.
And installing grab rails where there are steps or changes in floor level can help to minimise the risk of falls.
If climbing the stairs is a problem, a stair lift can help them to access the whole house safely and without a problem. The seat usually folds up when not in use so that other people can still use the stairs.
As technology advances, there are many new ways to make life easier for older people.
Lighter appliances can help elderly people who are not as strong as they used to be.
A counter top dishwasher can also help older people who can’t bend as easily as before. Smaller than the standard dishwasher, these are perfect for those who do not have enough dishes to fill the dishwasher every day. They are placed on counters to help decrease the stress on joints.
If your parents are still using a heavy vacuum, they could switch to a light, cordless alternative to reduce the amount of bending and heavy pushing.
Lightweight cookware can also help lessen the strain on joints and muscles and make cooking safer.
Think about extra help such as employing a cleaner once a week to ease the burden on your parents, and a gardener to keep the lawns in check.
If your parents need hands-on care, a home nurse service is worth considering.
There’s a wide range of help available and they may be legally entitled to services to meet their needs, although many of these are means-tested. The kinds of services available to help elderly people stay in their own home include help with:
• Getting in and out of bed
• Bathing and washing
• Making meals
• Fitting equipment and adaptations to your home, such as stairlifts and bath seats
• Going to a day centre
Arranging care usually starts with getting an assessment of your care needs by your local authority.
There’s no charge for this and you’re entitled to one regardless of your income and savings.
According to Age UK there are over 1.2 million lonely older people in England.
Older people with mobility problems and who struggle to get out and about are particularly vulnerable to social isolation, which can seriously affect their health and wellbeing. Loneliness can even lead to depression and a decline in physical and mental health
There are lots of ways older people can combat loneliness. For example, you could…
Begin an exercise class
Keeping physically active in later life has many benefits. It improves physical and mental health and it enables people to stay independent for longer and do the things they value most.
The British Wheel of Yoga, the largest yoga membership organisation for people who love yoga and for teachers in the UK, says, “There are physical and mental benefits to yoga and by going to a class you have the opportunity to meet and interact with others, thereby limiting loneliness.”
“Older people who had a range of age-related conditions including arthritis and dementia showed physical and health related improvements after doing Yoga classes.”
Golf is a social sport and even just playing a game of golf with your friends can boost your health. Who knows, you may even make some new friends while on the green!
Like many other sports and aerobic exercises, golf is good for your heart. Walking 18 holes equals about four miles. Golf courses are usually very scenic and relaxing places, which can help lower your stress levels and boost your mental health.
Bowls is a traditional game that is loved by millions of people – and many of the players are over 60 years-old. Older people with mobility problems can benefit from bowling aids so they don’t have to bend down. There are specially designed wheelchairs available to prevent damage to the greens as well as lots of other mobility aids.
Alternatively, disability bowls allows people with physical or visual impairments to take part and meet new people.
There are many social groups organised by older people for older people throughout the UK including:
Friendship centres which organise regular social events and outings for active older people, including talks, day trips, holidays, walks and much more.
Local older people's forums which share information and campaign to influence services affecting people in later life.
Friends of Age UK - Age UK works with a number of independent organisations across the country who operate locally and provide a range of services.
Contact the Elderly organise monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for older people aged 75 plus and say one of the most important things friends and relatives can do to help older people to combat loneliness is to break the silence.
The charity says, “Older people often feel ignored and invisible in public. When you are out and about, keep an eye out for older people who are alone and might appreciate a chat. Socially isolated older people will often go a day or more without any contact so the conversation that you start may be the only one they have that day.”
Elderly people and those with limited mobility may benefit from certain vitamins to alleviate the symptoms of conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and depression, as well as to boost energy. They can be particularly beneficial during winter.
Omega-3 fats are fatty acids which can reduce many symptoms associated with old age including rheumatoid arthritis. Omega-3- fatty acids may also help to slow the progression of age-related macular
degeneration which can reduce vision in elderly people. They can be found in salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel, eggs and walnuts.
Vitamin C can help your immune system fight infections such as colds and flu. It can be found in peppers, citrus fruits, kale, chard, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes.
Many people risk vitamin D deficiency in the winter as our body creates most of our vitamin D in reaction to sunlight on our skin. So it’s particularly important to spend as much time as possible outdoors. Just 15-30 minutes outside will help to boost your levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone pain and muscle weakness in extreme cases, so it may be worth thinking about taking a supplement if you are over 65. You can buy vitamin D supplements at most chemists and supermarkets. Only a small amount of foods such as oily fish, eggs, butter and fortified breakfast cereals contain this important vitamin, so if you want to increase your intake naturally through your diet, you can include these foods in your diet.
Several types of B vitamin support different functions within the body, from helping to break down energy from food to keeping your skin, eyes and nervous system healthy. Vitamin B12 is found in beef, lamb, cod, salmon, milk, cheese, eggs and some fortified breakfast cereals. But as we get older it can become difficult to absorb vitamin B12, resulting in tiredness, weakness and shortness of breath. Vitamin B supplements are available in most chemists and supermarkets.
Good sources of calcium include milk, cheese and yoghurt, green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach and nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts.Good sources of calcium include milk, cheese and yoghurt, green leafy vegetables like kale and spinach and nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts.
A deficiency in calcium can lead to muscle cramps and easy fracturing of the bones, so it’s especially important for the elderly and those with limited mobility to make sure they are eating enough calcium.
Magnesium helps to increase energy, reduce anxiety and improve sleep. As we age, our body’s ability to absorb magnesium reduces – and certain medications can also affect this. Magnesium is in green leafy vegetables, nuts, brown rice, fish, meat and dairy. Although it’s uncommon to experience a magnesium deficiency, if you are concerned at all, consult your GP before taking any supplements.
A good diet and sun exposure really is the best way to guarantee you get the right amount of vitamins and minerals. But if you are concerned about not getting enough from your diet alone, your GP
will be able to advise the safest way to take supplements.
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Staying mentally and physically active is very important at any time in life, and especially as we age. Physical activity can help maintain positive mental health, a sense of wellbeing, strengthen bones and muscles and reduce the risk of falls.
It can also help reduce blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular diseases, control weight – and increase your chances of living independently for longer.
The World Health Organisation guidelines for physical activity recommend that all adults should undertake 150 minutes of moderate to intense activity per week. This includes activities such as walking to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
They advise people with health conditions to take as much physical activity as they feel comfortable doing and their health allows.
Activities such as playing with grandchildren, walking, going to the shops or just doing house work all contribute to good health, independence and a positive sense of well-being.
If some things become more difficult than they used to be it is important to decide which tasks to carry out and which tasks to delegate.
Think about when you feel most energetic and able to complete the more strenuous tasks. This in turn will help you to prioritise activities throughout the week effectively. If you can’t do some things when you’re standing up, then organise your work space so that you can do it sitting down.
There is a large amount of research that highlights the benefits of being physically active as we age to ensure our health and wellbeing.
The NHS is asking if people noticed any unusual behaviour from older friends or family members over Christmas and New Year.
The earlier dementia is diagnosed, the more effective treatment can be, and friends and family can play an important role in spotting the first signs in older people.
The Alzheimer’s Society says its free dementia helpline always receives a marked increase in calls after the festive season., and many of the callers are people who are worried about older friends and relatives after spending time with them over Christmas and New Year.
Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health, has written a checklist of symptoms of dementia to look out for. They include:
It is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia in England and while it mainly affects people over 65, dementia can develop earlier.
Professor Burns said: “Dementia is something that happens slowly, so it may slip by unnoticed in people we see regularly. That’s why the Christmas visit to wider family and friends is an opportunity to spot the early warning signs. The NHS is here to help, but diagnosis is the first big step, and this is where people who know someone best can really make a difference in spotting the signs of dementia.
A federal jury in Dallas ordered Johnson & Johnson and its DePuy Orthopaedics unit to pay $247 million to six patients who said they were injured by defective Pinnacle hip implants.
The jury found that the metal-on-metal hip implants were defectively designed and that the companies failed to warn consumers about the risks.
Six New York residents implanted with the devices said they experienced tissue death, bone erosion and other injuries they blamed on design flaws.
J&J, which faces more than 9,700 Pinnacle lawsuits in state and federal courts across the United States, said in a statement it would immediately begin the appeal process.
J&J and DePuy were also found liable at a trial in March, during which a jury awarded six California patients $1 billion - a verdict that was later reduced to $543 million.
DePuy ceased selling the metal-on-metal Pinnacle devices in 2013 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its artificial hip regulations.
A hip operation can offer a new lease of life for people
living with pain and restricted mobility. But hundreds of people are claiming
that their replacement hip joints were faulty and they needed remedial surgery
after the implants failed prematurely.
Hundreds of people who received the allegedly faulty
DePuy’s ‘Pinnacle Ultamet’ replacement hip joint are suing the manufacturer
at the High Court.
This may be one of the largest group actions on product
liability in the UK.
DePuy denies allegations that its metal-on-metal implants
were defective and caused some patients to need more surgery than was necessary.
Sales of the Pinnacle Ultamet device were discontinued in August 2013.
During the first day of the hearing, the court was told
that after 10 years the metal joint involved had a failure rate up to six
times higher than alternatives made from other materials.
Thousands of other patients who have received metal-on-metal
implants supplied by a number of manufacturers will be taking a keen interest
in the case, which is expected to go on until the end of January next year.
It is believed that hundreds of claims against other manufacturers have
been put on hold until the outcome of the DePuy court hearing.
The UK government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products
Regulatory Agency has advised that any patient with a metal-on-metal prosthetic
hip should have regular check-ups to identify any complications. They said:
“Although the majority of patients with these metal-on-metal devices have
well-functioning hips, it is known some may develop soft tissue reactions
related to their implant. The clinical advice we have received indicates
patients will likely have the best outcomes if these problems are detected
early, monitored and treated if necessary.
About 56,000 people have received metal-on-metal hip
joint replacements in the UK.
When you are struggling with painful joints, getting
up and down stairs can be difficult, and the risk of falling greater. A
stairlift can help you stay in your own home and give you some independence.
And if you need the extra flexibility and peace of mind, we offer great
rental offers with maintenance taken care of. For more information about
our stairlifts, give us a call on freephone 0800 074 7171, or visit our
website at http://www.rentalstairlifts.co.uk.
By installing a stairlift, you can start getting the
most out of each day – and most importantly improve your overall quality
Speak to your doctor and look at what stairlift options
are available to you, or give us a call on 0800 0747171.
If you would prefer a more flexible option than buying
a stairlift, with the peace of mind that full warranty, easy payment terms
and a great after care package brings, we can help.
We offer rental stairlifts for both straight and curved
staircases. We offer easy, flexible payment terms and you can hire the stairlift
for the time you need it. We offer expert installation, full warranty and
a fantastic after care package. Please see our services
page for more details.
While the advantages of having a stairlift fitted may
be genuinely life-changing, accepting you need one can actually be the hardest
challenge. Here are a few signs that you may benefit from having a stairlift
A stairlift could give you back time and energy to get
on with the things that really matter to you.
Do you find yourself finding new incentive ways to get
yourself up the stairs, crawling on all fours for instance? You could be
putting yourself more at risk of falling, which could result in injuries
that would make getting around much harder.
If other people are beginning to voice their concerns,
it may be time to think twice about whether you really are safe going up
and down the stairs unaided.
Painful knees are a problem that can happen in old age.
This could simply be your joints and bones weakening, or it could be due
to conditions such as arthritis. Having a stairlift installed could help
to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
If you suffer from shortness of breath on a regular basis,
you are likely to struggle to climb stairs and a stairlift could obviously
help with this. If you have any associated dizziness, your risk of falling
could increase significantly.
Back pain can become even more painful when climbing
stairs, and can become worse if you’re constantly putting pressure on your
body. A stairlift could relieve the pain.
If you have an injury at any age which is preventing
you from climbing the stairs, you could benefit from a temporary stairlift
in your home. It could save you from needing constant assistance, or having
to change your living situation.
A strong sign you could benefit from having a stairlift
in your home is if you rely on your loved ones on a daily basis. A stairlift
can give you some independence back.
Ken from Leeds rented a stairlift after sustaining a
sports injury. "At first I just moved downstairs as a temporary measure,
but there were complications with my leg which made my recovery a lot longer
than it should have been. I didn't want a stairlift as a permanent fixture,
so renting one from Rental Stairlifts was ideal." said Ken.
"The installation was quick and straightforward, and
I got to sleep in my own bedroom again. Once I've recovered, they will come
and take it away again at no extra cost, plus if any maintenance in needed,
it’s all included." read more>
Janet, who has multiple sclerosis, fell and broke her.
She then had another fall whilst recovering, breaking the same leg again.
She then spent most of her time downstairs, unable to get upstairs to use
"“We hoped her leg would mend so that she could get up
and down the stairs. But after 10 months, We began to realise that this
wasn't going to happen and that Janet was going to need help getting upstairs
again,” said her husband Mike. A friend of the couple recommended Rental
Stairlifts. "I can finally get upstairs again!" said Janet. "I was beginning
to forget what it looked like!" read
Mrs S of needed a stairlift, which we promptly installed.
But she also could not get her wheelchair into her house as both doors had
3 steps going up to the living floor area.
As she could not lift her legs.3 inches in height, John
decided the best option would be to create a bespoke ramp to provide smooth,
easy access for Mrs S's wheelchair.
Mrs Knight from Wakefield has multiple sclerosis and
had a fall a year ago, which resulted in a broken leg. She spent over a
year downstairs in a makeshift bedroom, unable to climb the stairs. As she
suffers from multiple sclerosis, it took her much longer than usual to recover.
Her son Matthew said that he soon realised that his mum
wasn't going to recover quickly, but didn't think they needed a permanent
stairlift as he hoped his mum would recover eventually, so installing a
rental stairlift was ideal. read
Mrs Knight from Wakefield has multiple sclerosis and
had a fall a year ago, which resulted in a broken leg. She spent over a
year downstairs in a makeshift bedroom, unable to climb the stairs. As she
suffers from multiple sclerosis, it took her much longer than usual to recover.
Winter can be a difficult time for people over the age
of 65. Here is some useful advice about staying safe and well this winter:
Health problems such as rheumatism and hypothermia can
deteriorate for older people with the colder weather. According to Age UK,
one very common concern is keeping warm. Age UK recommend these tips help
you keep warm during winter.
NHS England advises the over 65’s wear several layers
of light clothes rather than one bulky layer. Warm air is trapped between
the layers of clothing, helping you to keep warm. Staying as active as you
can around the home will also help. Even moderate exercise can help and
it’s best not to sit still for more than an hour or so. read
Falls in the home are very common amongst the elderly.
But many falls could be prevented. Older people may hide their falls as
they are frightened of interference from social services which could lead
to losing their independence. But if you take some simple steps, much pain,
hospitalisation and injury could be avoided.
As the colder months approach, many elderly people worry
about using the stairs outside their home. For anyone with mobility problems,
using icy or slippy stairs in the winter is even more difficult than usual.
An outdoor stairlift is an ideal way to allow you to use exposed staircases
and stay independent for longer.
At Rental Stairlifts, we can supply and install the ideal
outdoor stairlift for you needs. Outdoor stairlifts work in the same way
as indoor stair lifts - you sit in the seat, buckle the safety belt, press
a button and glide up or down the stairs to arrive safely at the next level.
Rental Stairlifts has been a member of the Keighley Town
Centre Association for seven years, and we take a great amount of pride
in helping to promote trade and culture within the local community.
KTCA promotes the benefits of Keighley and supports crime
reduction in the town. More details >
Renting a stairlift gives you flexibility and the ultimate
peace of mind. You might require a stairlift for a short period of time,
or not be able to afford one outright. There are many advantages to renting
a stairlift instead of buying one.
Stairlift rental gives you the latest technology at the
best price, and renting a stairlift is one of the most cost effective means
of having a stairlift fitted in your home. More
Most stairs can be fitted with a stairlift, even those
with curved walls or unusually shaped or narrow stairways. Stairlifts can
be installed quickly can look very neat as they fold back to the wall. If
you have very narrow stairs, you may need to fit a standing or perching
lift such as the Brooks Lincoln sit / stand straight stairlift. view
To use a stairlift you need to be able to get to the
seat or platform and work the controls, although the Brooks Lincoln curved
80 stairlift has a unique joystick option which allows users with severe
arthritis to operate the stairlift using only part of the hand. If you're
considering a standing lift, you'll obviously need to be able to stand up.
Rental stairlifts are ideal for tenants. Private tenants
will need to check the terms of their tenancy agreements before fitting
a stairlift. If you have an unusual stairway or some other fixed feature
that would have to be changed, you'll need to consult your landlord. If
you're a council tenant, contact your local council for information as the
installation of a stairlift will probably have to be organised through them.
Most stairlifts work from a battery, so the lift will still work if there's
a power cut.
One of the very first records of a stairlift was a model
created for for King Henry VIII in the early 16th century. The king used
a chair that was pulled up and down a 20ft staircase on a block and tackle
system by servants at Whitehall Palace. Described in royal records as 'a
chair...that goeth up and down', the stairlift helped the king when he was
injured through jousting,
The first modern stairlift was created by the Inclinator
Company of America in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1924.The company founder
designed a foldable chair bolted to a roller truck. The chair ran on a flanged
raiI narrow enough to fit on the stairway and was raised by a cable-winding.
The company’s first stairlift, the lnclinator, was sold in Pennsylvania.
By the end of the year, six stairlifts were sold and installed.
Modern stairlifts have been designed and manufactured
for over 80 years and can be found with a wide variety of features such
as a swivel seat, special safety sensors, remote control, a key lockable
isolation switch for children or grandchildren safety, a slimline fold-up
design, an overspeed governor to control the speed of the stair lift to
prevent sudden or rapid descent, a dual braking system, a double safety
electronic and mechanical system, a safety retractable seatbelt and a smooth
start / stop action for a smooth soft start and smooth soft stop operation.
Many of our customers ask us for advice about finding
a stairlift they can stand up on to overcome problems with sitting after
a knee or hip operation, or severe arthritis. We can recommend a stairlift
built specifically to overcome problems with sitting.
If you have problems with your knees, or would prefer
to stand rather than sit, the Brooks Lincoln sit / stand straight stairlift
is ideal. The sit / stand frame allows the user of the stairlift to stand
on the footrest, whilst holding onto a special folding security bar for
stability. It is ideal for those who may have problems with bending their
knees. The user can choose to ascend and descend the stairs in either the
usual seated position or to stand, making it ideal for multiple users with
different requirements to use the stairlift.
We can't believe how quickly time flies here at Rental
Stairlifts, and are coming up to our Christmas rush period. "We always
seem to get a big increase in orders at this time of year", says sales
manager John Sugden. "And we always do our best to make sure that each
customer has their stairlift installed in time for Christmas".
So if you would like us to arrange a visit to see how
we can help you access your house fully again, please get in touch as soon
as possible to allow us to help you in time for Christmas.
This antique stairlift, originally manufactured by Bison
Bede way back in 1985, is still going strong and apparently hasn't been
serviced for over five years, amazing!
The daughter of the stairlift owner, Mrs Kapinski, asked
Rental Stairlifts to call in and quote for a new stairlift replacement for
her elderly mother, but when sales representative Bill Taylor called to
see Mrs Kapinski she almost turned him away telling him that the old stairlift
works like a dream and she had no intention of replacing it. "If it
ain't broken leave well alone", she told Bill.
As a good will gesture, Rental Stairlifts sent out engineer Andy to check
the stairlift's overall condition and, after a brief inspection, he declared
it was in 'excellent working condition for its age.' Andy added: "I'm sure
if modern appliances were made to the high standard they were manufactured
in the old days like this old relic we would save a fortune not having to
After showing Mrs Kapinski a brochure of the latest
modern lifts she said she preferred the look of the one she had. "He
he, sorry Bill, you can't win them all," said Mrs Kapinsky
Arthritis in the UK
Arthritis awareness charity Arthritis Care published
findings from a recent study which suggests over 70% of arthritis sufferers
are enduring constant pain. Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects millions
of people across the UK. The effect of osteoarthritis varies greatly from
person to person but for most it’s a constant source of pain and stiffness.
It can make the most trivial daily tasks a painstaking mission.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis
in the UK, commonly causing stiffness and pain in the joints. When a suffered
develops osteoarthritis the cartilage covering the ends of bones within
the joint wears thin and the bone below often thickens. We offer stairlifts
specially designed to help overcome problems associated with osteoarthritis.
Stairlift rental cost guide
Stairlift rental gives you the latest stairlift technology
at the lowest price, and renting a stairlift is one of the most cost effective
means of having a stairlift fitted in your home. It's an excellent option
for customers who don't want the worry and expense of the maintenance and
servicing costs of a stairlift. Renting a Stairlift will obviously be cheaper
in the short term than buying one. You will also save money on maintenance
and repair should anything go wrong. But how do you determine which model
and monthly cost is best for you? Take a look at our rental stairlift cost
guide to find out more>
Rental Stairlift installation in Manchester
We recently installed a stairlift in Manchester for an
elderly lady who has been having trouble getting up the stairs. She has
a limited budget but found our stairlift rental package ideal for her, and
the on-going free maintenance package gave her much needed peace of mind.
The staircase was curved, but we created the perfect
solution with a drop down transfer platform, which created further savings
through avoiding having a more expensive curved stairlift fitted. "Thank
you so much for giving me back my house" said Mrs. Sitwell, Manchester
The stairlift comes with the latest features such as
remote, easy to use controls, padded upholstery, gentle start/stop function,
a swivel seat and the latest safety features. When you rent a curved stairlift
solution from Rental Stairlifts, we will service it regularly and keep it
in safe working order, so you don't have to worry about any extra maintenance
costs. In the unlikely event that there is any problem with your rental
stairlift, you can be assured that help is only a phone call away. Our stairlifts
can be fully installed within 2-3 working days from your free site survey.
We aim to get your lift installed as soon as possible after you've made
your decision because we know how important and life changing a stairlift
can be. We installed Mrs. Sitwell's stairlift within 48 hours of her contacting
Installation in time for Christmas
Louise Duffy was facing the prospect of spending Christmas
in hospital this year as she is recovering from an operation at Leeds General
Infirmary and doctors were reluctant to discharge her unless her house had
a stairlift fitted.
But Louise's house has a complex curved style staircase,
and she thought a stairlift wouldn't fit. So, Louise had resigned herself
to staying in hospital over the Christmas period and missing out on all
the family celebrations. However, a relative contacted Rental Stairlifts
on her behalf and asked if they could help.
Rental Stairlifts Sales Director John Sugden explains:
"When the family explained their situation, it was clear to me that the
most important thing was to have the right stairlift installed as soon as
possible. And, given the complex curved staircase, the best option was to
install the Brooks curved rental Stairlift. Renting a stairlift was also
the best option for Louise as it fitted into her monthly budget, and allowed
peace of mind regarding maintenance."
Louise was very happy with her new stairlift. "Thanks
so much to Rental Stairlifts for the brilliant job they did for me so I
could be at home with my family for Christmas," she said. "I can't tell
you how grateful I am." "We were all thrilled to help Louise spend Christmas
with her family," said John
Rental Stairlift installation in Sheffield
Mrs. Julian in Sheffield, who suffers from back problems,
and spent over a year downstairs, unable to climb the stairs, decided to
rent a stairlift from us recently.
She rented our Brooks/Acorn straight stairlift, incorporating
the latest technology including the 'soft start soft finish' which allows
a slow gradual acceleration to prevent any uncomfortable sudden jerks or
jolts. People with back problems such as spondylitis of the spine have found
this facility helps them enormously
"I can't thank you enough You've given me my house back!"
said Mrs. Julian.
Rental Stairlift installation in Bury
Mr. Thompson in Bury rented a stairlift from Rental Stairlifts
recently. He has suffered from arthritis for several years in his legs and
hands, and was worried that he may not be able to operate a stairlift, but
Rental Stairlifts advised him on a model that would be ideal for his condition.
The Brooks Lincoln curved 80 stairlift has a unique rocker
switch or joystick option available which enable users with severe arthritis
to be able to operate the stairlift using only part of the hand . "Stairlift
Rental were fantastic in helping us find a stairlift my husband could easily
and painlessly operate," said Mrs. Thompson.
The curved Brooks/Acorn 80 is a great choice for people
with arthritis in their hands as the operator/user does not need to push
button controls which require a steadier hand than a joy stick or rocker
20 years of stairlift installations
Rental Stairlifts are set to celebrate 20 years of stairlift
installations next year. The company began selling and installing stairlifts
in 1995, and have installed nearly 10,000 over the years their first rental
stairlift installation in Burnley.
"I love helping people see that they can actually stay
on their own homes, even if they have a severe disability," says Sales Director
John Sugden. "That's what makes the job so special, especially in the case
of some of our more elderly customers." Here's to the next 20 years of specialist
Stairlift advice and installation!
Introducing The New Style Brooks Lincoln Seat
Our most popular brand new straight stairlift, the Brooks
Lincoln Stairlift has had a seat redesign.
The new improvements to the Brooks Lincoln bring many
benefits for customers, and additional functionality. Completely redesigned
with the user in mind, the new seat demonstrates a clean modern design,
and a significant increase in comfort and usability. The overall size has
been reduced, which, in addition to making the seat more aesthetically pleasing,
allows for use on narrower staircases without any loss of comfort. The seating
shape and position has been adjusted, making for a more ergonomic ride,
with even greater flexibility provided for the user with the newly positioned
paddle controls, adjusted to give easier access than ever before.
Complying with all current safety standards, the new
Brooks seat has a wealth of improved features; new arm interlocks prevent
accidental use when alighting to and from the seat, and the seatbelt has
been moved higher for increased comfort when locking and unlocking. • Clean
modern design • Reduced size • Ergonomic seating position • Easy access
to controls • Paddle levers on each arm • Improved seatbelt positioning
Here are the latest dimensions and measurements of the new style Brooks
Lincoln seat (click to enlarge):
Our 10,000th customer!
Mrs Khalid in Blackburn was the lucky recipient of the
10,000th stairlift installation from Rental Stairlifts this week. Sales
Director John Sugden surprised her as the engineers were finishing the installation
by presenting her with a bottle of champagne.
"I couldn't believe it!" said Mrs Khalid. "It was such
a nice surprise. And I'm so pleased with my new stairlift!"
The company has been established for 20 years next year,
and have gone from strength to strength over the years. "The technology
has come such a long way since we started," said John. "Stairlifts
now have diagnostic displays which actually show a numerical fault code
display which highlights the actual problem with the lift, so a common problem
such as turning the power off at the mains switch can be highlighted on
the display window to notify the user of that problem. Other advances now
include soft start and soft finish which prevents the old age problem of
shuddering the user to a uncomfortable sudden jolt when starting the stairlift
or stopping it. All these advances inevitably amount to a more comfortable,reliable
and pleasant experience for stairlift user which of course is our
primary goal." Who knows what the next 20 years will bring!"
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The summer special offer
We offer stairlift rental from only £245 initial payment
and £10 per week*
Rental Stairlifts can offer the newest stairlift models
manufactured to the highest standards by the top brands in the industry,
We offer flexible rental stairlift options, and for your complete peace
of mind, all our products are fully guaranteed and meet the current British
Standards for safety.
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