Statement
COVID-19

Stiltz Homelifts

Updated 31st March 2020

COVID 19 Statement

Coronavirus – Covid-19 presents us with an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. continues to review activities on a daily basis to comply with Government directives.

Stiltz is a proud member of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) through whom we are co-ordinating industry efforts to keep the most vulnerable living safely in their own homes. Reducing the instance of accidents within the home will help reduce stress on the NHS hospital care system.

For existing customers, a Stiltz Homelift can be that lifeline to independence. Our homecare support policy means Stiltz engineers continue to provide an essential service by maintaining customers’ lifts for ongoing safe, reliable and independent access, while acting within Government guidelines.

For new homelift installations we offer the options of a phone call, remote video consultation via tablet/laptop/smartphone, or email consultation. For those with an urgent in-home consultation need, we will minimise risk by following latest Government guidelines.

Additional processes have been put in place to mitigate risk to you, our staff and the wider Stiltz community:

· We will request confirmation that nobody at the property we are due to visit has Covid-19 or is defined as extremely vulnerable, and in need of being shielded. If Covid-19 is present, or a person is isolating or deemed as extremely vulnerable, we will follow government advice.

· All customer visits will be subject to additional sanitation measures. Stiltz installers/engineers will wash or sanitise their hands prior to entering your property and upon leaving. They will not offer to shake hands, will refuse offers of a beverage and will maintain the prescribed 2 metre distance

· Regular health and safety bulletins will be issued to all office and field-based staff

· All field-based staff will be asked, on a daily basis, to confirm they are clear of symptoms prior to commencing their working day

· All staff who fall ill with Covid-19 or who are self-isolating, will receive full pay during the period they are indisposed.

Stiltz will follow government advice at all times. Our priority is customer and staff safety, whilst continuing to provide the necessary homecare support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

Call 01943668920

Nearly 40 per cent of people said they would feel safer knowing their parents were travelling to the upstairs of their home in a home lift rather than a stairlift according to a new study.

Researchers polled 2,000 adults aged 40 or over and all the people asked were in contact with at least one parent that lives independently at home.

Commissioned by Stiltz Lifts, the study shows the home lift market is catching up with stairlifts with popularity increasing as 788 of respondents revealed that they preferred their mother or father to use a partially enclosed home lift instead of a exposed stairlift. Eighteen per cent (360) did not believe their parent or parents would be any safer in a home lift, with 42% not sure.

The research carried out by onepoll.com showed 69 per cent agreed that their parent’s desire for independence was the most important thing to them with 13% stating they wanted to stay at home but make home modifications to make it more accessible.

However, moving to a care home as they are not able to live independently anymore (0.95%) or move into the family home (2%) were clearly not desirable options. For 2% of those polled said their parents would like to move to a care home but could not afford it.

Stephanie McMahon, head of research at Strutt & Parker estate agency, revealed it had 117 properties on its books with reference of a ‘lift’. She said some homebuyers wanted a lift because of disability issues, while others were looking it as a way of ‘future-proofing’ their home for use in later life.

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