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    Stair Lift

    Hi Everyone

    Can anyone recommend a stair lift as my husband is finding it difficult to climb the stairs at the moment.

    Some say they are ok and others say not can you let me know your thoughts as this is all still new to us and are just finding our way after my husbands diagnosis in December 2017.

    After being in a fog for the last 3 months we are trying to come to terms with MND we have sold our house at the moment and have been looking for a bungalow which is very difficult as there are not many about with decent room sizes,

    We are thinking of maybe we acted too quickly with putting our house on the market and are looking at maybe adding what we feel we need as we go on as we have family and good neighbours around us,

    Your thoughts would be appreciated. x

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    Hi Sue;

    Some people manage safety with stair lifts for years. I know that there are some specialist companies that rent them out and will fit and remove them. I think most of them offer second hand lifts.

    Also consider a through floor lift, it might suit your house so that you can stay there. A bungalow would probably be better.

    Love Terry
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    Thanks Terry will investigate x

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    Thankyou dude

    I have looked on the web site and will look into this as well I have never seen one of these vertical lifts before. x

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    Hi Sue
    I can recommend a firm called stairlift express ,from Co Durham they fitted mine in under a week over a year ago and it's been a great help
    it was a refurbed model under 12 months old and at less than a third of the price of a new one
    Tony

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    Hi Sue
    My husband managed with a stairlift for about 2 years. We moved counties to be nearer children and grandchildren as we were 4 hours away.
    We had a stairlift fitted in the new house, reconditioned Acorn cost 4.500.

    All was well for a year but as his balance and ability to weight bear deteriorated we were told it was no longer safe to use a stairlift.
    Our only choice was a through floor lift, as per Dude's link. We raised the money were given a date in May last year for installation, my husband went into a nursing home but luckily it was close enough he came some days and returned to sleep. .
    I won't bore you with the details but 10 months later he came home, last week in fact!

    Also Acorn won't buy stairlift back so after extensive advertising we sold it ,as new and just inspected, for 150.I was horrified, a loss of 4,350 in a year.
    So my advice is be careful do your research, good luck.

    Kernowmum

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    hello I don't know if this will help !but when my mother was alive we were allowed to apply for a council bungalow !eventually !after the council decided she was too weak to go up the stairs ! and we had a mortgage at the time !,you could see what your councils rules are! .

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