Usually buying a stairlift will be a one-off purchase so you need to make sure that you are choosing the right stairlift for your needs and that you are paying the right price for it.
Stairlifts are primarily designed for people with limited mobility that are struggling to walk up and down the stairs – for example people with ongoing medical conditions such as arthritis or multiple sclerosis and for those who may have had a hip replacement operation, as well as people who have reduced mobility and strength in most cases purely due to old age.
Most stairlifts operate on a very similar basis with a chair attached to a track upon which the chair glides up and down.
To make the best use of a stairlift, you would normally need to have some mobility enabling you to get on the seat and off afterwards. You would also need to have some dexterity in your hands and feet to be able to make use of the controls and the footrest.