A company which specialises in providing stair climbers is targeting care homes and businesses with its latest range of equipment.
Stanley Mobility is optimistic in the size of the market at its feet, noting that the number of care homes is steadily increasing in the UK, with a reported 70,000 extra care home places needed by 2025.
The company said these statistics, taken from a recent Lancet study, strengthen the importance of safe and reliable mobility solutions which carers can depend on.
Soon to celebrate its 70th year trading, the company provides an extensive range of stair climbing equipment.
Its machines are designed to provide safe access and egress and offer an alternative lifting solution for emergency evacuations and lift breakdowns.
Recently, one care home, Collinson House, invested in one of Stanley’s solutions because of a number of successive lift failures.
Martha Nhidza, care home manager for Collinson House, said: “It causes a massive disruption amongst the residents and it’s my responsibility to fix the problem as soon as possible.
“The first time I didn’t have to worry as an engineer was sent out the same day, but this time I was told we would have to wait for a part which could take up to 2 weeks.
“This simply would not do. I had to find an alternative lifting solution and that’s when I discovered Stanley Mobility.”
Upon a free site survey, Stanley assess and advise on the correct mobility solution suited to the establishment.
In this case, the Jolly wheelchair stairclimber was recommended for Collinson House. This battery powered machine allows most wheelchair types to be secured onto its systems frame, enabling residents to be safely transported up and down stairs in the comfort of their own wheelchair.
The machine can also be dismantled so carers can store them efficiently or fold them down into the boot of a car, offering a mobility solution for stairs inside and outside.