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We are Open and Delivering!

Providing elderly and vulnerable people with daily living products.

During the Coronavirus crisis, Pearce Brothers has been classified as an Essential Business and we are open and providing elderly and vulnerable people with daily living products and mobility equipment.

We are also providing urgent repair services for wheelchairs, scooters and stair lifts.

Pearce Brothers is open and here for you, whenever you need us most.

  • Incontinence Pads and Daily Living Aids
  • Comfort Chairs and Pressure Cushions
  • Stair Lift Installs and Repairs
  • Repairs of all essential Mobility
  • Equipment Wheelchair Hire and Supply

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Limited Contact Stairlift Installation

LIMITED CONTACT STAIRLIFT INSTALLATION PROCESS

(Updated 19-03-2020)

To those who prefer we are offering a:
– “virtual sales call” (no visit)
– “no family contact” installation process.

Call us to discuss this 01454 323147

Details of how this process works:

“VIRTUAL SALES CALL” (NO VISIT)

1.      The customer takes photos (taken at a distance preferred) of:
– Each flight of the stairway
– The upper and lower landing areas (showing adjacent hallways, doorways, obstructions)

2.      Email [email protected] the photo OR describe the stairway to us and we will email you a diagram to verify

3.      We discuss all the options and give you a firm price for your preferred option

4.      We will mail you the proposal, brochure, links to videos, warranty information etc.

5.      We will discuss this with you and any other family members

6.      If you go ahead you give us a deposit and we schedule the install

7.      For a custom curved lift, we will need to come and measure – but you do not need to be present

 “NO FAMILY CONTACT” INSTALLATION PROCESS

1.      We call you when we are at your front door

2.      You unlock the door, but do not need to further greet the installer or be present for the installation. You can go to another part of the home

3.      He will do an exact stairway measurement, cut any rail outside, and install the lift

4.      After it is installed, he will clean up the area, wipe the lift with disinfectant, and he will call you to say he is leaving. He will leave an operating manual

5.      Final payment can be left for him or done over the phone

6.      We will walk you through usage instructions and any questions on the phone

Our guarantee:  If the installer determines on his visit that something was missed in the photos and we cannot install the lift then you will receive a full refund of any deposit made.

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How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

 

It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over

  • have a long-term condition

  • are pregnant

  • have a weakened immune system

 

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  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus

  • only travel on public transport if you need to

  • work from home, if you can

  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas

  • avoid events with large groups of people

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An Occupational Therapist Guide To Stairlifts

Straight Stairlift Guide

If it becomes difficult for someone to get up and down stairs, they have limited options to chose from to overcome the problem: living downstairs, moving to a bungalow or ground floor flat or installing a domestic lift such as a stairlift or through floor lift. The first option may not be practical as issues such as providing downstairs bathroom facilities can prove difficult and costly to overcome. The second option is not only costly but may result in the loss social support. Installing a domestic lift is often the most practical and economical option.

A straight stairlift tends to be a very common solution to use in a domestic setting. The majority of users are able to walk, but find it difficult to negotiate the stairs. The person must be able to sit safely during transit and transfer independently, or with minimal assistance, on and off at the top and bottom of the stairs. A swivel seat, which can be operated both manually or automatically, and lift-up armrests should make transfers on and off the seat easier. Check that you are able to manipulate the controls for both the footrest and the swivel seat as various types of controls and switches are also available. Click here for full article

For more information on Stirlifts click here

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The Stairlift with the Smallest Diameter Rail

The Otolift AIR stairlift has the smallest diameter rail tube of any other single rail stairlift on the current market. It is specially designed for narrow and steep stairs but can also be used on any other stair configuration. It is available with an extensive range of additional options to ensure you get a lift tailored to your personal needs.

Key features of Otolift Air Stairlift

  • Compact, comfortable & visually pleasing design.
  • Unobtrusive single tube rail, positioned low on the stairs, minimising the appearance of the rail.
  • Smooth ride.
  • Negotiate steep and narrow staircases, ensuring a comfortable ride with maximum knee clearance.
  • Takes up a minimum of space, leaving room on the stairs for other users.
  • Powered Folding Footrest is standard on the Otolift AIR Stairlift.
  • Battery operated, so the stairlift can still be operated during a power cut.
  • Light touch controls require very little effort to operate the lift.
  • All round safety system will stop the stair lift automatically if anything is trapped or it encounters any obstacles.

Supplied and Fitted by Pearce Bros Mobility

For more information click here

 

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Scooter Scheme Could Expand Due to Tesco Grant

A scooter safety initiative scheme that was was launched to improve the safe use of mobility scooters could be expanding thanks to grant from Tesco.

Horsham Scooter Safety (HSS), which currently operates in Horsham, West Sussex, was previously at risk of closure due to lack of funds but was saved by the local council.  Local residents have now nominated the scheme to be shortlisted for a grant from Tesco, which would allow it to continue operating in the area and even expand.

The scheme provides informative instruction on how to safely use a mobility scooter and over 40 scooter users have benefited from the scheme so far.

To find out more about this scheme read the article by Access & Mobility Professionals below.

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