The Ultimate Guide on How to Choose the Right Stairlift

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Choose the Right Stairlift

As age catches up with us, we tend to face challenges in performing tasks we once did easily, including climbing stairs. Stairlifts are an excellent solution to help maintain independence and remain in your own home without struggling to climb stairs. However, selecting the right stairlift can be challenging, with so many options available in the market.

This ultimate guide will shed some light on how to choose the right stairlift and make your life easier. All of our stairlifts come with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty with optional extensions and in most cases are fitted within a couple of hours. Call 01905 29950 or visit our shop in Worcester for more information.

Assess your stairs
The first and most crucial step in choosing the appropriate stairlift is to evaluate your stair configuration. This includes measuring the length and height of your staircase and identifying any bends, landings, or curves. Ensuring all critical measurements are accurately recorded and consider potential obstacles. This information will help estimate the correct stairlift model, the appropriate track, or rail system to use. Here at Countrywide Mobility, we’re all about making life easier for you. That’s why our highly experienced team will offer to carry out a free home assessment and advise on the best stairlift options for you. Call 01905 29950 to book.

Consider your mobility requirements
The objective of using a stairlift is to enhance your mobility. Therefore, consider your mobility requirements as you choose the right stairlift. For instance, if you have weak knees, you may need a stairlift with a powered swivel seat to enable you to exit and stand easily. Additionally, the footrest can be foldable automatically, so it does not get in the way as you get on and off. A variety of other powered options are available for safety and ease of use.

Choose the right model
Various types of stairlift models are available, each with unique designs and features. Straight stairlifts are the simplest and the most common and suitable for stairs that only go up one level. Curved stairlifts, on the other hand, are more complex and customisable to fit the curves of your stairs. We supply both here at Countrywide, and can even create a bespoke stairlift should this suit you. For more information, browse our online range here.

Safety features

Safety should always come first, especially when choosing a device to help you preserve your independence. Before purchasing a stairlift, consider safety features such as obstruction sensors to halt the lift if something is blocking its path, adjustable speed settings, and a safety belt for secure seating.


Choosing the right stairlift can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. We’ll take care of everything for you here at Countrywide Mobility. 

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Posted on 3rd October 2023

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