Stairlift optional features mean more people can "turn and go"

August 2017

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For people who have difficulty bending their legs or who are particularly tall, Companion Stairlifts’ curved range includes the Freecurve system, which allows the stairlift to fit on narrow staircases and navigate the tightest bends. However, there may be some people who still experience difficulties using the stairlift in the available space if they are above average height or can’t bend their legs.

Our optional Turn and Go feature has been specially developed to create a solution that is more than a match for the narrowest curved or even straight staircase (minimum width 690mm).

This unique feature ensures the user’s knees don’t collide with the opposite banister or handrail by swivelling the seat out of the way before the stairlift begins its ascent or descent so their back is facing the staircase, rather than the wall or handrail.

An additional optional feature on the Freecurve system, the Active Seat has a lift and tilt mechanism which provides more support while the user is sitting down or standing up. Designed in collaboration with occupational therapists it can be a relief on the user’s knees, back and arms and is also helpful for people suffering with conditions such as vertigo.

The seat is manually activated by a lever and tilts upwards to support the user when they are getting up, remaining in a tilted upwards position until the user is ready to use the stairlift again.

Companion has nationwide coverage, offers a 12 month full UK parts and labour guarantee on all its stairlifts, and a price match guarantee valid against any same or similar stairlift quotation offered by a UK manufacturer. Same and next day installations are available for stairlifts which meet key criteria following an in-home assessment.

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