Norfolk Stairlifts have recently installed a Platinum Curve Stairlift in Elmswell near Bury St Edmunds for a gentleman who needs to get from his wheelchair on and off a stairlift on his own.
Transfer heights and space to manoeuvre were obviously very important here. Wheelchair heights were measured and transfer heights both top and bottom of the stairs were discussed in detail (it had to work!).
The Platinum Curve Stairlift supplied by Norfolk Stairlifts is used regularly to tackle this type of transfer as it is adjustable in most areas. The seat height however is preset at a suitable height for transfer from most wheel chairs. The arms can be adjusted so that when they are folded up they will impact very little on a user sliding on or off the seat. The seat back can also be adjusted for depth so that this gentleman at 6 foot tall will feel like he is sitting properly in the stairlift as well as giving more transfer space.
The gentleman has a standard wheelchair downstairs and a wheeled commode upstairs. The Platinum Curve allowed for similar height transfers. These pictures show the situation upstairs.
The Platinum Curve from Norfolk Stairlifts has a choice of different seat styles to suit user’s needs as well as a choice of colours.
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names the origin of Elmswell or in its Old English form Elmswella, as referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 comes from ‘Spring or Stream where elm-trees grow. The place-name Elmswella is formed by the conjunction of elm + wella, where wella is Old English for stream.
A huge village green – Butten Haugh Green – once formed the centre of Elmswell. However, the arrival of the railway in 1846 and the bacon factory in 1911, meant the green now has houses built on it.
Norfolk Stairlifts have installed many stairlifts in and around the Bury St Edmunds area.
From the Norfolk Stairlifts head office, just 15 miles from Norwich, we stock a large range of stairlifts that includes: straight stairlifts, curved stairlifts and reconditioned stairlifts. Norfolk Stairlifts is an independent company that installs stairlifts throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. As the leading stairlift company in East Anglia, we’re confident we’ll be able to help.
We have showrooms located in Hingham NR9 4LF and in Beccles NR34 9TT.
Norfolk Stairlifts is an independent company that installs stairlifts throughout Norfolk and Suffolk. We offer new, reconditioned and rented stairlifts and install stairlifts for both private customers and for 7 District Councils including Breckland, Waveney, South Norfolk and West Norfolk & Kings Lynn.
At Norfolk Stairlifts, we understand how a stairlift can literally change people’s lives. We know this because we have installed over 3,000 stairlifts throughout Norfolk and Suffolk and have seen the difference a stairlift can make.
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