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Our Chair and Platform Lifts are Transforming People's Lives

February 5, 2018

Stair lift installers are some of the luckiest people on the planet. They get to perform a job that literally changes people’s lives, expands their social circle, and allows them to continue living in their own home. The work these installers do gives people their independence back and helps them lead fuller, more enjoyable lives.

The trusted network of installers Vestner use to fit our products never tire of seeing the smile on a client’s face the first time they use our Pandect stair lifts. The feeling of having helped increase their mobility is only equalled by the feedback we often get later, confirming what a difference the product has made to their quality of life.

A Customer’s transformation

One such customer struggled to negotiate her outside stairs due to her Parkinson’s, severe arthritis and an ankle she couldn’t put much weight on. “As a consequence [I] could only get out of the house when my caregiver called,” she told us. Returning from shopping expeditions on her own would see her literally crawling up the stairs, dragging her purchases in tow. 

In a note to thank us for installing an outdoor stair lift at her home, she proclaimed, “…my life has been transformed. I no longer need help at all to come and go from my home any time of day or night. It has again given me my complete freedom. I loved it instantly from the very first gentle, soothing ride.”

Music-making mobility

In addition to stair lifts, we also provide improved mobility by way of portable platform lifts, that are popular with disabled individuals keen to participate in group activities that often take place on a stage.

On that note, one client to benefit from our mobile platform lift services was a gentleman, who’s wheelchair-bound son was taking part in a musical performance at his college. “Before using the Mobilift we had to use all sorts of methods to get him on stage; methods that were both very undignified for our son and a struggle for us as he grows,” he says.

He went on to say that mobile platform lifts should be made available to any person needing wheelchair accesses to stages and similar platforms. Saying the mobile platform lift, “allowed him [her son] easy and safe access on to the stage (while remaining in his wheelchair) where he took his place next to his fellow students as part of the college's performance.” Now that’s music we can all dance to!

He added, “Vestner were most helpful and provided a very professional service.” This is the type of positive feedback we strive for.


Safe passage to her continued way of life

One couple endured multiple years of treacherous journeys down a set of back-door steps. As the wife’s mobility lessened, she had great difficulty getting up and down the steps to access their garden and clothesline. The couple battled on through a few nasty falls until they were finally given approval to get a Pandect chair lift installed.

The husband wrote us not long after the install, saying it has given his wife back the confidence she needed to venture in to the garden and to the clothesline. “Now she can go down to the garden again without the fear of falling down the steps,” he happily informed us.


If you’ve enjoyed these life-changing stories and think we could help you regain some mobility, contact us to learn more about our range of products and our .


Image: ‘half way up the stairs’ by Nic Price under CC BY-ND 2.0


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