Issued 4th November 2020

Coronavirus: Covid-19 continues to bring an unprecedented global challenge. Stiltz Ltd. has been and will continue to review activities daily to comply with the guidelines issued by the Government.

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 home care 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.

You can contact our service and breakdown helpline any time, day or night, on 0330 053 5749.

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 the 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. 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 before 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.

All office and field-based staff will continue to be issued regular health and safety bulletins.

All field-based staff will confirm they are clear of symptoms before 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. We all owe a duty of care to our families, other employees, our customers and the rest of our community. Our priority is customer and staff safety whilst continuing to provide the necessary home care support to ensure vital independence.

Mike Lord
Chairman and CEO
Stiltz Ltd

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Future-proofing is a great phrase, it sounds positive and proactive, but just how can it help you when you are facing a challenging period of change? Here we look at how installing a home lift is not only a beneficial lifestyle choice that enables ‘ageing in place’, but can also harness your home’s potential.

Same home, new life

Change can be unsettling but it can also be an opportunity to embrace a new way of living. As we age, things creep up on us and increasing mobility challenges can be one of them. The last thing we want is to have to think about is moving because our home is working against us.

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What is ageing in place?

Have you heard the phrase,  ‘ageing in place’? It basically means having the ability to live in your home and community safely, independently and comfortably. There are many compelling reasons to stay in your home. According to a survey carried out by the charity Independent Age, a lack of suitable housing stock means that you may struggle to find somewhere you love as much as your current home. In addition to this, there are all the hidden costs to moving, alongside being further away from your support network of friends, family, and your all-important social life. So, how do we solve this dilemma? Happily, the answers lay within your own home.

Access all areas

Ensuring no parts of your home are out of bounds to you is vital to retaining your independence. However, you can cast aside any notions of unsightly mobility aids and unattractive stair lifts because a domestic lift from Stiltz offers you a contemporary, stand-alone solution. We work with you to ensure your choice of home lift will blend with, and complement, your current décor, enhancing your interior. With a compact footprint, quiet travel and intelligent safety features, you will enjoy seamless access between floors with a Stiltz domestic lift. There are no awkward transitions getting in or out of a Stiltz Home Lift meaning you will feel unflustered and safe.

Benefits beyond safety

If we take a look at the benefits – asides from solving your mobility issues – then it starts to get interesting.

Installing a home lift is a much easier process than you would expect. We have fitted our domestic lifts in many different types of properties including a Grade II listed cottage, a 17th Century Farmhouse, a brand new ‘self-build’ – even a penthouse apartment! There is very little we haven’t encountered. We don’t have to worry about issues arising from difficult stair configurations; we bypass all of these problems and deliver a sleek, solution tailored for you.

A future-proofed home with a domestic lift installed also raises its attractiveness to any potential buyers should you wish to sell later on. A home lift is a particularly appealing proposition for the aptly-named, sandwich generation, who are dealing with the needs of visiting elderly relatives alongside supporting their younger generations. Another thought worth bearing in mind is that many new builds, city properties aimed at younger, affluent buyers are installing a home lift as a luxury feature, so it is exactly this type of addition that will be expected by future generations. The domestic lifts market is a fast-growing one that makes sense for so many different people.

Feeling confident to make these changes is an essential part of ageing in place, continuing to live well in the home you love, and we are there to guide you all of the way.

Read more on the Centre for Ageing Better website.

Contact the home lifts team at Stiltz to find out more.

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