Living in a house with stairs can become a problem for older people. For many individuals it will mean moving from their own home into residential care or into a bungalow. This is a stressful and often expensive process, which can be avoided by installing a stairlift in the home. The cost of moving house or going into residential care is often far greater than the cost of a stairlift. However there are numerous ways of making the purchase more affordable.
Firstly it is worth considering stairlift rental services, as this allows short-term rental of a stairlift without a huge upfront outlay. Whether you choose to rent, buy outright or invest in a reconditioned stairlift, it is essential to ensure you are receiving the maximum benefits available.
Below is a list of benefits that you may or may not be entitled to:
• Attendance Allowance is available to individual’s aged 65 or over who require help due to a disability.
• Disability Living Allowance is available to those under 65 who require help due to a disability.
• Incapacity Benefit is available to people deemed unfit for work.
• The War Pension Scheme is available to individuals who suffered injury during their work in the army.
• Pension Credit tops up a pensioner’s income to certain minimum levels and extra money paid to reward people who have savings or additional pensions.
• Council Tax Benefit is available to people who are paying council tax.
• Community Care Grant is a one-off payment from the social fund.
There are additional benefits that may be available to you, and to find out more information on this visit the gov.uk website.
As you can see there are methods of making the purchase of stairlifts more affordable. If you would like more information on our products then contact us on 0800 015 0249 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements further.