Stairlifts are life-changing devices that allow you to reach another level, both in your quality of life and home. However, you may be hesitant to take that first step towards independence and mobility simply because you are not sure of everything that a stairlift entails.
Read on to learn 7 surprising facts about stairlifts and how Acorn can help you reach new heights with our diverse selection of high-quality lifts.
Surprising Acorn Stairlift Facts You May Not Know
1. Stairlifts are not just for elderly people. In fact, they assist all types of people of different ages, backgrounds, and medical conditions.
When we think about stairlifts, the first thing that comes to mind is often an elderly person. While there is no doubt that stairlifts are a safe solution for seniors who struggle with stairs, the necessity of a stairlift is not just limited to seniors.
Here are just some of the many demographics that a stairlift can be helpful to:
- Cancer patients
- People with heart conditions
- Patients Recovering from an Injury or Surgery
- People with Disabilities
- Arthritis Patients
- People with Parkinson’s
- People with Back Pain
- Anyone with mobility issues
To learn more about how an Acorn stairlift can help these specific demographics, click here.
2. Installing a stairlift helps increase independence and freedom—not take it away.
One of the biggest fears that people have about accepting help is losing their independence. However, with the help of an Acorn stairlift, you can regain your independence, confidence, and mobility. No longer will you have to crawl up the stairs on your hands and knees, wait for a loved one or caregiver to help you navigate up or down the steep steps, or avoid staircases altogether. With an in-home lift, you can go where you want whenever you want with ease, comfort, and safety. You will be able to travel freely throughout the entirety of your house without putting your health or safety at risk.
3. Acorn stairlifts come in a variety of models, including lifts for curved, straight, outdoor, and indoor staircases.
Whether your staircases are narrow or wide, tall or short, straight or curved, indoor or outdoor, Acorn has a variety of stairlift models that will blend seamlessly into your home. We offer the Acorn 130 Stairlift, the Acorn 130 Outdoor Stairlift (Both designed for straight staircases inside and outside), and the Acorn 180 Stairlift designed for curvy, unique staircases with bends and twists. No matter what your needs are, Acorn is happy to assist you in finding the perfect stairlift for you and your home.
4. Acorn’s stairlift installation is mess and stress-free. Modifications to your home are not necessary.
Acorn’s innovative stair lifts are designed to fit your home—your home will never be modified to fit our stairlifts. This is because Acorn Stairlifts has a unique FastTrack system that allows our rails to be modified to flow with the bends, curves, and lengths of straight, curved, and outdoor staircases. Because this rail attaches directly to your staircase and never the wall, Acorn stairlift installation is quick and simple.
Better yet, with this innovative system, no drilling or plastering is necessary. This means that the stairlift installation process is stress and mess-free, and every stairlift is customized to fit flawlessly to your specific staircase. You’ll never have to worry about making messy modifications to your home that compromise its style or structure. Acorn stairlifts allow you to enjoy full access to the home you love, leaving it just the way you like it.
5. Acorn is with you from start to finish—We manufacture, install, and service all of our stairlifts.
Unlike other companies that install stairlifts manufactured by outside businesses, Acorn Stairlifts manufactures our stairlifts in-house. Our products are manufactured in our own factories and go through extensive, independent testing procedures that comply with the following newest standards for stairlifts:
- BS EN 81-40:2008 - European Safety Standards
- ISO 9386-2:2000 - Worldwide Standard for Stairlifts
This includes testing our stairlifts to a minimum of 25,000 return journeys - the equivalent of 11 years of use, assuming six return journeys every day. Beyond this, within our factories, each Acorn stairlift is checked 29 times by our quality assurance team made up of 20 members.
Acorn does this because we want to be able to look our customers in the eye and tell them that they are getting the safest and highest-quality stairlift with full confidence. When you choose Acorn, you will never have to worry about the quality, where your stairlift came from, or who manufactured it.
6. Acorn Stairlifts has earned many awards. We are currently the only stairlift company to have earned the Ease-of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation in all of our stairlift models.
Acorn has earned its amazing reputation not only from its high demand, shipping stairlifts to over 80 countries worldwide, but through its collection of awards and accreditations. From awards earned for our high-quality stairlifts to our superior customer service, we’ve been recognized for all the qualities that make Acorn Stairlifts stand out from its competitors. One of the ones that we are most proud of is the Ease-of-Use Commendation, awarded to us by the Arthritis Foundation.
As the only stairlift company in the world to earn the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-use Commendation in all models of our products, our stairlifts were designed with the millions of people that suffer from arthritis in mind, as well as anyone who wishes to reclaim their independence and mobility.
This award, given to us from a panel of arthritis experts, was earned through extensive testing with our simulation subjects being nonother than real people living with arthritis. From opening the packaging of our product to taking a ride in our lift, the Arthritis Foundation determined that every step of the product testing was not only manageable for people with Arthritis, but was easy-to-use, even for people suffering from a severe form of the disease.
To see more of the many awards earned by Acorn, click here.
7. Acorn Stairlifts has 24/7 customer service and offers cover options to prolong the life of your lift.
Here at Acorn Stairlifts, we know that mobility is something that no one should be stuck waiting for. That is why our customer service never sleeps. Acorn Stairlifts’ customer service is available 24/7, 365 days so that you can sleep peacefully at night knowing that your mobility and independence are always protected. Whether you are looking into finally securing your own stairlift, are looking for more information about the variety of high-quality stairlifts that we offer, or need stairlift service support, Acorn Stairlifts customer support always has you covered.
Not only does Acorn Stairlifts offer 24/7 customer service and competitive pricing for stairlifts, but Acorn also offers confidence-boosting cover options that allow you to preserve the quality of your stairlift, all while saving money on maintenance. Contact Acorn today to learn more about our cover options.
Contact Acorn Stairlifts to Get a Free Quote of Your Stairlift Price
Get in contact with Acorn Stairlifts today to claim your free, no-obligation stairlift quote and home survey. Don’t wait to regain your independence and mobility and start living your life to the fullest.