There are currently over 62.6 million people living in the UK today. It is estimated that around 10 million of those people are over 65 years of age. Latest projections suggest that there will be 5.5 million more elderly people in 20 years’ time. Furthermore, the number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050.
Why are these figures expected?
One of the major factors for this is longevity, with the average life expectancy in the UK being 79-80 years old. At UK Stairlifts, we understand that becoming older can come hand in hand with health deteriorating, with conditions such as arthritis affecting mobility. Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to remedy these problems. However, there are ways to cope, and to be prepared in the event of the inevitable aging process.
Stairlifts are a fantastic piece of technology that is rapidly becoming more familiar, and more popular choice for those who struggle at home. In fact, you’ll find that the majority of people will either own a stairlift or know a close family member or relative that owns one. Over the years, stairlifts have been providing the elderly and disabled with a means to travel up and down the stairs with ease. This is both in their own home and even in some commercial buildings.
So what does this mean?
If you have problems with your mobility, then you should definitely look to buy a stairlift as soon as possible. You may be an individual who is concerned that you or your family member might need a stairlift in the future. We recommend that you use our website. Read our guidance information, such as advice on what stairlift you require. We understand that buying a stairlift can be a hassle, especially in this advanced modern day, so let us help you.
Find out more
To find out more information on purchasing a stairlift, contact UK Stairlifts either by calling or using our online contact form. You can also arrange for a free stairs assessment, in which we will visit your property and assess which lift is most suited to your property, and then discuss your options and provide a quote. Call us on 0800 080 7997.