Raising the Standards of Stair Climbing Solutions

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​John and his wife Sue approached us in February with regard to her mobility needs within their home. As an experienced engineer, John knew there had to be an alternative solution to a stair lift.

John and his wife using the Vimec T10 Scala Combi

John and his wife Sue approached us in February with regards to her mobility needs within their home. An experienced engineer, John knew there had to be an alternative in the market place to a stair lift so contacted The Stair Climbing Company for a  solution.

Adapting the family home was simply not an option for John and his wife. A further challenge was the shape of the staircase. The stairs were an ample size but a narrow landing half way up the stairs would limit their options. Both wanted to provide an improved day to day living for his wife and so she could be included in social occasions when relatives and friends came to visit. The stair climbing company offered John the ‘Try before you buy’ option and gave best advice. John had sent us pictures of the stairs and we decided the only real option to meet his needs would be the Vimec T10 Scala Combi. Compact in width and length, the seated wheel stair climber managed the stairs and its challenges were met.

After leaving the stair climber with John for the weekend it gave him a chance to practice using it with his wife. Following the trial, John has bought a new stair climber from The Stair Climbing Company. We asked him about his experience and he has found his own way of using the stair climber that suits them both and efficiently moves around the landing with ease. Their Stair Climber is used on a daily basis to transfer Sue between floors and despite Sue's initial concerns she has now become comfortable in using it. John has agreed to share his stair climbing experience with us to promote the benefits of a stair climber as a mobility solution in the home.