Colne, Lancashire United Kingdom (PressExposure) April 21, 2011 -- Colne-based Multicare is leading the way in a groundbreaking stairlift design, which was created with the help of medical experts.
The HomeGlide stairlift, produced in partnership with ergo-therapists and focus groups, is years ahead of its time.
Martin Baldwin, of Multicare Stairlifts, said: The design is simple, sturdy and matches every accessibility requirement imaginable.
HomeGlide is an attractive and discrete stairlift, elegantly blending in with the existing décor. It is ready for use from the moment it arrives.
Quality, service and reliability are fundamental to design.
HomeGlide stairlifts are operated using an easy-to-use joystick. By moving the joystick left or right, it will move up or down your staircase.
It also includes remote control handsets, which can be positioned at the top and bottom of your stairs, designed specifically so that anyone can use the stairlift.
A long life rechargeable battery powers the stairlift, simply by plugging it into the nearest wall socket.
To help users get on and at the top of a staircase, a manual swivelling feature is fitted and seatbelt are fitted as standard.
Pressure sensitive edging around the stairlift provides extra security in the event of an obstruction on your stairs and the footrest protects against any trapping hazard.
An On/Off switch is also fitted as standard, this keeps the batteries charged if you were to go on holiday and unplug the HomeGlide.
Multicare Stairlifts helps people who need living aides by being an NHS provider of community equipment.
The company helps them choose from a selection of mobility equipment, working in partnership with Social Services, Occupational Therapists, and other prescribers.
NHS prescriptions can be brought to the Multicare Stairlifts' showroom. There are various additional delivery services available, including assembling the equipment for the prescribers.
Multicare is also pioneering an innovative new idea which will save councils hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The idea means stairlifts are recycled after they have been used.
Stairlifts are generally wasted when they are no longer needed in the home - because they have been approved for a specific disabled person.
But Multicare, which is working with several local councils on the project, is now converting used stairlifts and vertical lifts so they can be re-used by other customers - and therefore they will not be wasted.
The company, which is based in North Valley Road, Colne, modifies the stairlifts in its in-house refurbishment facility - and immediately ready to be shipped to the next customer.
Multicare delivers stairlifts throughout the North West. For more information visit [http://www.multicare.co.uk].