Key Reasons to Invest in a Stairlift

Stairlifts can be traced back a long way through history, with King Henry VIII believed to be the first user in the 16th century. He needed a chair ‘that goeth up and down’ to help him up a 20ft staircase after he was hurt in a hunting accident.

Nowadays, stairlifts aren’t solely the preserve of the rich and famous, and you don’t need servants to operate them, as the king then did.  Ransome Mobility, who supply and install curved and straight domestic stairlifts throughout East Anglia, look at some of the key reasons why people find that a stairlift is an essential item in their lives.


Long-term Medical Conditions…

Pain in the joints from conditions such as arthritis makes it physically harder climb stairs, whether at home or outside. The same can be said for people with respiratory illness that leaves them short of breath, and those who suffer from fainting or dizzy spells caused by things like low blood pressure, low blood sugar levels or anaemia. In these cases, the risks associated with these conditions are heightened if you are still climbing stairs on a regular basis.

Stairlifts allow you to get from one floor to another and have plenty of safety features that will help you to avoid any problems between floors.


…and Short-Term Ones

Sometimes you only need a stairlift for a short period of time. For example,  if you are recovering from an operation or have been hurt in an accident like King Henry VIII. Alternatively, you could have a relative staying with you for a short period of time who is unable to look after themselves.

In either case, buying a stairlift outright may not be necessary. In this case, you could consider renting one Ransome Mobility who offer competitively priced rental stairlifts, that you can learn more about by clicking here.


It’s Good for Your Mental Health

This applies whether you are a user or a carer. For users, they have much more freedom and independence, and top floors of a house are no longer effectively out of bounds. The onus of responsibility on carers or family members in the home is also greatly reduced.


You Can Stay In Your Own Home or Job

Stairlifts also help you to live in your own home for longer. This avoids the need to move into a care home or a bungalow and all the expense and hassle that it entails. It could also help you avoid moving away from friends or family.

Also, you may not have to look for a new job if you have a deteriorating or chronic condition. This is because businesses have a duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Disability Discrimination Act, which protects the disabled from being discriminated against, and means that companies or local authorities (in the case of public buildings) need to install stairlifts or a range of other measures such as wheelchair ramps, clearer signage for the visually impaired, for their disabled employees.


Domestic Stairlifts from Ransome Mobility

We fit a wide range of commercial and domestic brands from many of the major names, including Minivator, Home Adapt and Access BDD stairlifts. We also have many years of experience fitting our stairlifts to straight or curved staircases.

In the current climate, we are following all the government guidance related to social distancing when installing your stairlifts and will continue to do so as long as these are in place

If you would like to know more about the domestic stairlifts we offer to customers across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, call us on 01473 727263 or click on this link and fill in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page. You can also email us at

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