Innovative stairlift model nominated for eldercare ‘Oscar’ due to age-friendly design
Handicare Group, a global provider of solutions and support to increase the independence of elderly and disabled people, has received recognition for innovation in the aged care sector after the company’s newest stairlift model was announced as a finalist in the ‘Oscars’ of the Asia Pacific eldercare industry.
The annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards honour organisations for their innovative and quality approaches to changing the way the region’s older adults age and for their contribution to shaping the future of the ageing landscape. The awards are organised by Ageing Asia, the first Ageing Market Consultancy Social Enterprise in Asia with the mission to change the future of ageing in Asia Pacific.
The Handicare 1100 straight stairlift is a finalist in the category Best Solution to Support Ageing-in-Place – Assistive.
Handicare’s newest stairlift design attracted positive feedback when it made its debut at international exhibition Rehacare in Germany at the end of 2018.
Its standout features are its tooth and grease-free compact rail, which is easy to keep clean, and the unique patented four-wheel drive technology based on friction drive, which ensures a smooth and reliable ride.
The silver anodised rail looks good and obscures less of the stairs than other stairlifts, and, with no visible mechanism or grease, it’s also very easy to maintain, emphasises the company.
Handicare Executive Commercial Director UK, Europe & Far East, Clare Brophy said: “This is a tremendous accolade for our team and our approach to delivering innovative solutions to make life easier for people with mobility challenges around the world.
“We are very proud to have reached the final and excited to be a part of this prestigious awards scheme which does so much to celebrate the work being done to ensure we can all enjoy healthy, independent and dignified ageing.”
The winners will be announced in Singapore in May 2019.