What are the Benefits of a Stairlift?

Looking to buy a stairlift in Dublin? Get your questions answered.

If you’re thinking about purchasing a stairlift, either for yourself, a family member or friend, you may well have questions that still need answering. To make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision, we’re here to answer those questions!

Ready to find out the benefits of a stairlift and take one step closer to experiencing the freedom of movement it takes to make a house feel like a home once again? 

Have a scroll down this page to find out.


Safety is always a major concern in any home modification, so it goes without saying that when it comes to your stairs, it’s paramount. When considering installing a stairlift, one of the first questions people often ask is “is it safe?”, so we couldn’t be more pleased to tell you just how safe a stairlift is. 

It’s also, however, worth remembering that when stairs become a struggle, they quickly turn into a hazard. Whether the need for a stairlift has arisen as a result of a fall, or fear of falling, it’s certainly a far safer option than leaving the stairs as they are, sure to keep users secure as they travel up and down their stairs. 

In addition to keeping users from tripping or falling, Stannah stairlifts are equipped with a few safety features that are certainly worth a mention. 

  • A safety belt to keep users firmly in place
  • Speed controls, which ensure your stairlift never moves faster than 0.1 metre per second.
  • Either a power or manual swivel, which means the chair turns to place the user directly on the landing, providing support as they get out of the chair and blocking the stairs, eliminating any chance of a fall.

Ease of Use

The next question we always hear is, “is a stairlift easy to use?” and the answer is: it couldn’t be easier. Fitted with a joystick on either the left or right arm, your stairlift is always ready to go when you are – just push the joystick in the direction you want to go in, and your stairlift will start gliding in the right direction. 

A stairlift can also be used by more than one person in a house, as remote controls are fitted at both the top and bottom of a staircase, meaning that if it’s at the other end of the stairs, all you have to do is push a button for it to come straight to you. It’s as simple as that!


The stairlifts we fit here at Access Stairlifts have been honed and developed, designed and redesigned for decades to meet the needs of their users. The time spent on these developments has meant that every detail has been considered, and every possibility thought about to provide for utmost user comfort. 

  • A push-button to flip the footrest down or automatic flip-down with the seat means users don’t have to bend down at all.
  • Cushioned seats mean no hard materials grinding on joints
  • Ergonomic controls mean they’re easy to use even for users with reduced mobility in their hands – and users are given options to best suit their specific needs.


“Will it fit in my house?”  is always the next question, and people are often surprised by just how adaptable our stairlifts can be. Whether stairs are straight, have a bend in them, are separated by a landing or are extremely steep, we’re likely to be able to fit a stairlift on them, as our rails are designed to exact specifications.

Moulding our stairlifts to your stairs also means the rail only takes up a couple of inches, as, following every bend and curve precisely, it can be fitted as close to the edge of the stairs as possible. That means other users can use your stairs normally, even after a stairlift is fitted.

One more thing that makes our stairlifts adaptable? The range of fabrics, colours and styles available – allowing you to choose the one that best matches your home décor and taste. 


When your mobility starts to wane and you find yourself limited to certain rooms in a house or avoiding your stairs because of fear or pain, it can easily lead to negative feelings and a sense of helplessness, in addition to the danger posed by the stairs themselves. Here at Access Stairlifts, we believe no one should have to feel that way. Your house should be your safe space, and you should be able to access all of it in safety and comfort as you age, with no barriers blocking your way, whether physical or mental. 

A stairlift allows users to overcome the barrier of their stairs, neutralising fears and dangers by allowing them to glide effortlessly above them. The result? They can go back to using their house as they once did – in safety and comfort. This means no need to move, go into assisted living or get expensive building work done to get around stairs.

Quickest and most Affordable option for Ageing in Place

When it comes down to it, there are so very many benefits to getting a stairlift, but one that’s often overlooked is the price. Though getting a stairlift is an investment, it usually works out far cheaper than other options when your mobility decreases and your stairs no longer feel safe.

This includes:

  • building work done to add a downstairs bathroom if the one upstairs becomes inaccessible 
  • adding extensions or having other parts of a home altered to provide for single storey living
  • moving home 
  • moving into an assisted care facility.

Last, but not least, as well as being cheaper than other options, a key factor to consider is that a stairlift is also a much quicker solution. Fitted in as little as a couple of days, a stairlift could have overcome the barrier that is the stairs by the end of next week if you so choose. 

Convinced and ready to break down the barriers in your home? We’d love nothing more than to get your stairs fitted for a stairlift. Just give us a call, and we’ll set it all up right away, making sure you get your independence back in no time.