Nearly a quarter of Shropshire’s population is over the age of 65. This precious generation is susceptible to serious injury from falling. They are also likely to be disinclined to ask for help. That’s why you’ll need to take the reins.
It Could Be Someone You Know
Do you know someone who is elderly and may benefit from a stairlift? This could be your grandparents or the owner of your favourite shop. Spend time with this person, and you will quickly realise if they are struggling to get around.
If they have stairs in their home, next time you’re over for tea, you should mention their need to obtain a stairlift. Offer your assistance to help them hire a stairlift engineer in Shrewsbury.
Offer a Helping Hand
Many stairlift companies have websites now. On the website, you can explore the different types of stairlifts they offer. People who are not technology savvy may have a hard time navigating a website or can’t read the small print on their computer. You can assist the elder with navigating the website or offer to do the research for them.
Once you all have agreed on which company to hire, make yourself available to be present for the first consultation with the engineer. People over the age of 65 become confused more easily than their younger counterparts. As the engineer explains the process and how the lift works, they may not be able to remember everything that was said. Make notes of what the installer has said, and ask any questions that you think the user may have but is unable to articulate.