We all want the seniors in our lives to be safe. We love them. They’re our family – in most cases, they are our parents and grandparents. And because they took such good care of us as we grew, we feel an innate responsibility to take care of them in their advanced years. Protecting our elderly loved ones from harm is a primary objective. As a result, we do all we can to prevent such dangers as tripping hazards in the home.
With a stair lift, falling practically becomes impossible.
If your elderly loved one has trouble with balance, is prone to losing his/her footing and/or uses a mobility device to walk around, then a stair lift in your home is definitely in order. Needless to say, walking up and down the stairs is too trying a task for someone with the abovementioned conditions. If you’d like to ensure no accidents take place on your home’s staircases, consider installing a stair lift.
“For anyone who has previously struggled with stairs, it can be quite frightening to navigate the steps if you are not particularly strong or suffer from limited mobility,” writes Mallory Hall of Stairlift Company Reviews, “Thousands of people are admitted to hospitals each year as a result of losing their balance and falling down the stairs. Injuries can range from moderate or heavy bruising to broken bones and, in some cases, death.”
Stair lifts help the entire family to be safer.
Who said that a stair lift is for elderly use only? If you have several people living in your home, you can certainly maximize the value of your stair lift by having other family members use it. In the event that any of your loved ones is exhausted, has endured an injury or wishes to get upstairs in the dark, using a stair lift is a very safe bet.
“There may…be occasional moments when (the stair lift) is useful to other family members,” explains Spain’s Astar Components & Lifts, “You have to think that if you suffer a leg injury, this mechanism will greatly facilitate the recovery and mobility of the affected person. Therefore, even if the investment is made for a person, in the medium or long term it can serve several members of the family.”
Aging in place is made possible with a stair lift.
Feel free to ask around. Topping the list of fears for many seniors is the inability to live at home with their loved ones. When older adults are forced to leave their homes to receive care in living facilities for the elderly, it can be an incredibly difficult emotional burden. With a stair lift, a senior can continue to live at home without worrying about needing help to get to the various levels of his/her house.
“If moving is completely out of the question, a stair lift can provide you with the opportunity to grow old in the same house in which you currently reside,” notes Hall, “Your home is likely very special, and a lot of memories are housed within its walls. Just because you are not as agile as you once were does not mean that you should have to search for a new place to live.”
If you have any questions about the stair lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!