As we get older, we tend to have issues with our strength, balance and mobility. Most of us are well aware that these are just facts of life. However, it doesn’t necessarily make them any easier to contend with. When seniors lose mobility, it causes more than just physical difficulties. As you can imagine, it wears on one’s emotional state to be unable to perform daily activities without assistance. Walking up and downstairs is just one of those activities.
To ensure the safety of a senior who has strength, balance and mobility issues, a stair lift is highly recommended. As you can imagine, walking up and down the stairs can present many dangers for those who aren’t steady on their feet. One slip and fall could lead to a major injury. You don’t even have to be elderly for stairs to present a hazard. All throughout Ontario, people are getting hurt by slipping and falling on their stairs each day.
According to the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre, “in 2015, there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario. As a cause of falls leading to ED visits, stairs were exceeded only by slips and trips on the same level.”
Stair lifts eliminate the risk of slipping and falling on the stairs.
By installing a stair lift in your home, you’ll give your elderly loved one the ability to safely glide up and down a set of stairs. It doesn’t matter what type of staircase you have. Stair lifts can be mounted on either straight or curved staircases, making it easy to access other levels of your home with any type of stair design. Stair lifts can also be installed outside of the home alongside the porch steps leading to the entrance of your home.
“Outdoor stair lifts are weatherproof, and they can be installed on porch railings, on decks, and even along concrete stairs,” explains AgingInPlace.org, “These specially designed products usually come equipped with waterproof vinyl seats for comfort and safety. Note that in some cases, seniors may need to have multiple lifts in order to access all points of the house.”
A standard home stair lift is designed for ease of use and comfort.
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly offer a number of high-quality stair lifts courtesy of BRUNO and Handicare. Among the features that come with the stair lifts you can choose from are battery power which ensures that your stair lift will operate even during the course of a power outage, easy-to-fold seats, safety systems that stop the stair lifts if there are obstructions on the stairs, safety keys to turn the stair lifts off when not in use and seat belts.
Upgrade options are also available. They include power swivel seats, your choice of seat upholstery colours, power footplates,custom rail colours and more! If you have any questions about the stair lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800or email us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!