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How A Stair Lift Makes Staying At Home So Much Easier

Social distancing and staying at home are two incredibly important practices. Of course, it’s all about preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, these practices aren’t exactly what you’d call “fun”. In fact, they can be quite taxing. If you’re staying at home with an elderly loved one, this is probably quite true for you.

Naturally, one of your top priorities is keeping the older adult in your home safe and healthy. But if he/she experiences mobility issues, maintaining safety can be difficult. This is especially true during stair climbing. Installing a stair lift would make staying at home so much easier for the older adult in your home.

It helps to prevent injuries.

Allow us to state the obvious. A stair lift enables your older parent to glide safely up and down the stairs. Of course, this eliminates the possibility of tripping and falling. Because stair lifts provide motorized trips from floor to floor, the risk of injury to the senior in your home practically disappears. Even missing a single step during a walk up or down a staircase can result in a significant injury that could require hospitalization.

It restores independence.

There is almost nothing more important to an individual with mobility issues than regaining his/her independence. We sometimes forget the mental and emotional strain that comes with not being physically capable to perform tasks that were once easy. Walking up and down the stairs is something people like to do independently. This need doesn’t change with age. A stair lift gives an older person the ability to avoid having to ask for help with climbing the stairs. Many of our clients have listed “being independent again” as the top reason they chose to install a stair lift.

It offers a comfortable ride.

Most walks up and down stairs are painful for seniors. Even if they have no mobility issues, there is often pain that comes with lifting their legs. A stair lift allows users to avoid any and all aches and pains when trying to access various levels of the home. Stair lifts are amazingly comfortable. The seats and backrests are cushioned to ensure maximum comfort. In particular, the Bruno Elite is known for being one of the best stair lifts on the market when it comes to quality and comfort.

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we offer high-quality stair lifts that can be mounted on either straight or curved staircases. Straight stair lifts are fitted to staircases with no bends. Curved stair lifts are fitted to staircases that have one or more bends and require custom-designed curved rails. A home stair lift can be mounted either inside or outside, depending on your needs.

Basic features of a home stair lift include battery power, easy fold-up capabilities, a safety system to stop the stair lift if something is on the stairs, a safety key switch to turn it off when not in use and a seat belt.

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 info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

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