Ever since their inception in the 1930s, collapsible wheelchairs have perhaps been the most recognisable and widespread mobility aid in the world. While they have existed since time immemorial, these implements became more widespread than ever in the past hundred years, and are nowadays the type of device most associated with reduced mobility or physical impairment.
Even more recently, a new type of wheelchair was developed which takes the concept to a whole new level, requiring much less effort on the part of the passenger while significantly expanding his or her range of options by making locomotion motorised. These devices have become known as power chairs, and are the most popular and best-selling mobility aid in western society today.
Multicare offers the best range of power chairs on the British market, with both user-controlled and attendant-controlled models to suit all needs. No matter what your requirements for a power chair may be, chances are our catalogue will include precisely what you are looking for, at an affordable price.
Whether you are planning to use your power chair to move around the house or as a mobility aid for taking trips outdoors, whether you would rather manoeuvre the chair independently or rely on your carer, family or friends, Multicare’s wide range of motorised mobility aids will no doubt feature a model to suit your needs. What’s more, all our power chairs come covered by a multi-year warranty, which will ensure any necessary maintenance or repairs to the device will be carried out free of charge by our team of experts, ensuring your peace of mind for as long as the warranty lasts.
Customers looking for motorised power chairs, whether user-controlled or attendant-controlled, should therefore not hesitate to contact Multicare. Our team of specialists will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have, as well as to assist you in finding the best power chair to suit your needs!
The average cost of a stairlift in the UK depends on the type of stairlift. Straight stairlifts average at around £2000 and curved at around £4000. Other factors will also impact price such as longer staircases, narrow stairs or having more than one turn on your staircase.
The cost of renting a stairlift will vary depending on the company you choose but is typically around £12 per week. Renting a straight stairlift is more cost effective than hiring a curved stairlift. There are also other factors to consider such as the length of your stairlift.
It depends on your circumstances. If you only need a stairlift short-term then rental is likely to be the more economical option. Permanently buying a stairlift will mean you will own the stairlift which could be the correct choice for you if you or a loved one needs access to a stairlift indefinitely.
On average, a stairlift lasts for around ten years. This is all dependent on keeping the equipment in good condition and having the stairlift regularly serviced throughout its life. A well maintained stairlift could last longer than 10 years.
Renting a stairlift is a great option for those looking to save money or test out whether a stairlift is right for them. Our stairlift rental agreements work on a fixed price and include ongoing maintenance and servicing, installation and removal.
In order to keep a stairlift in optimum condition, it should be serviced once a year. Our fixed cost service plans are carried out by our qualified stairlift engineers – who ensure every aspect of your stairlift is performing correctly and safely.
Installing a stairlift is a relatively straightforward process and takes on average around 4 hours. This time is inclusive of demonstrating how to use and maintain the equipment.
Stairlifts can be fitted to almost any staircase. If the staircase is particularly narrow it may be more of a challenge to install the stairlift but in most cases not impossible. The ease of installation will be reflected in the cost. It is widely agreed that between 29 and 32 inches are the minimum width a staircase can be for an average stairlift to be fitted.
Stairlift repairs will usually be covered in your maintenance contract which is typically included when you buy a new stairlift. Extended warranties are also available from the stairlift manufacturers upon request.
Yes. We will offer you an unbeatable price for your used stairlift. Our team will come and remove your existing stairlift swiftly and professionally with no hassle or fuss.