Currently in the UK, there is an ageing population, which means that people are able to live longer therefore creating an aged population which is actually the highest it has ever been in human history. People are able to live longer due to a better quality of life and technological advances which have led to the improvement of medicine. Less people are having children because of how expensive it is and also because of the lack of housing in the UK.
There are almost 12 million people aged 65 and over. This has caused strains on care homes as there is a higher demand but a lack of spaces available in care homes. This in turn has caused pensioners to change their homes to accommodate to their needs. A few changes include changing existing bathtubs to wet rooms, building wheelchair ramps for easier access to the house, upgrading beds with railings and controls, and installing stairlifts.
More and more people have started to add stairlifts into their homes to make climbing the stairs an easier and less painful task. A stairlift is a chair powered by electricity used to transport a person from one end of a staircase to the other using a control. There are a wide variety of stairlifts are available all over the UK. These can be found from companies such as Stairlifts Bristol provider Pearce Bros Stairlift. There are many different types of stairlifts available. These can range from straight tracks to curved and can accommodate for all types of stairs.