Stair lifts are beneficial for a number of reasons, but the most important ones are: 1) Safety and 2) Mobility.
Sometimes referred to as mobility scooters, or chair lifts, we explore the reasons why it is beneficial to add a stair lift to your home if you or someone you know is facing mobility difficulties.
Stair Lifts are safer.
As we age, our reflexes tend to slow down. We may not be quite as nimble as we used to be. Some older people experience bone density problems that make them more susceptible to injury should they fall. Others face other issues, such as osteoporosis.
One of the most common-held misconceptions about mobility issues is that it only affects older adults. However, this is far from true. In fact, there are plenty of other reasons why someone may be faced with mobility challenges. These range from medical conditions to accidents, and others.
Stair lifts provide a safe way for those faced with mobility issues to move more freely around their home (or other areas). Whether you’re recovering from a temporary mobility issues (such as surgery), or you have a permanent disability that makes it difficult to walk up and down stairs – stair lifts can provide a great deal of independence so that you can remain in your home safely.
Stair lifts improve mobility.
Most stair lifts are versatile, meaning that they can be customized to fit whatever stairs you have. Curved staircase? No problem. There are curved stairlifts for that! Do you have stairs outside, leading into your home? Do you have a stairs leading down to a basement? There are different types of stair lifts to accommodate your various mobility needs.
Modern stair lifts are user friendly and can be relatively inconspicuous, folding up when not in use so that other people can move up and down the stairs without worrying about interference from a stairlift. Some stairlift models also come with a remote or button feature that allows you to retrieve or call back the chair if it’s at the top of the stairs and you are at the bottom (and vice versa).
Outdoor stairlifts are also available to help improve mobility when trying to get into or out of a home that has outdoor steps.
Live More Independently
Perhaps the biggest benefit of stairlifts is the independence it gives you. There are built-in safety features of stair lifts that make them completely safe for use, including emergency stopping, and a failsafe to prevent speed interruptions in the event that there is a short circuit or other mechanical issue.
For additional information about stairlifts, speak with one of our mobility specialists today. You can view our contact information here.