The frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall just don’t seem to want to go away. Today, in Toronto, the snow is coming down fast and hard. These weather conditions make it difficult for everyone to walk in and out of their homes safely. Many GTA-based homeowners will be spending portions of their day shovelling and salting their walkways and driveways, all in efforts to prevent slips and falls.
For those with mobility issues and who require mobility devices such as wheelchairs and walkers, the thought of entering and exiting the home on days like today is a scary one. In many cases, such individuals may choose to just stay at home. This is especially true for those who have staircases leading to the front doors of their homes. To make things safer for them, it would be wise to install a porch lift.
What is a porch lift?
A porch lift, which is also known as a vertical platform lift, is an elevator that can be installed alongside both indoor and outdoor staircases. Commonly placed beside a home’s front porch steps (hence its name), a porch lift provides efficient and easy access to a raised deck, porch or even steps within your home.
Porch lifts are designed to accommodate individuals who use such mobility devices as rollators, scooters and the aforementioned wheelchairs and walkers. For anyone who has trouble accessing the raised locations of their homes, whether they’re inside or outside, porch lifts offer the perfect solution to help access various levels.
What are the main benefits of installing a porch lift?
Allow us to first mention that porch lifts are designed to endure the harsh weather conditions that Torontonians experience every winter. Not only can they take on the brunt of cold temperatures, snow and ice but they can also withstand the heat and humidity that is commonplace during the summer.
It’s important to point out that the true beauty of porch lifts is their ability to keep users safe. At the end of the day, it’s all about safety. And when people find it too challenging to walk up and down the stairs in front of their homes, it’s important for them to get access to entrances and exits without the risk of injuring themselves.
Porch lifts provide peace of mind.
With a porch lift installed either inside or outside of your home, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the loved one with mobility issues in your family will always have easy access to the various levels of your home. And once again, avoiding slips and falls is of paramount importance. This is certainly true for elderly individuals who unfortunately experience slips and falls at much higher rates than their younger counterparts.
The high-quality porch lifts available from LifeCare Mobility Solutions include such safety features as all-weather protected controls and switches; emergency stop and safety switches; high, solid, side platform walls; top and bottom limit switches; non-skid platforms and automatic folding ramps.
If you have any questions about the porch lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!