Wheelchairs provide excellent ways for individuals with mobility issues to get around safely. When the use of one’s legs requires too much effort, causes too much pain or is simply not an option, a wheelchair provides the independence that would otherwise have been taken away. Of course, wheelchairs can’t exactly get you everywhere. Staircases, for obvious reasons, present obstacles to wheelchair users.
Porch lifts allow wheelchair users to overcome the obstacles presented by stairs.
Naturally, we all need access to our homes. But, for individuals who use wheelchairs, getting into a home that has a staircase leading to its front door can be a bit of a challenge. A porch lift – also known as a vertical platform lift – is an elevator that provides easy access to raised decks, front porches and other entryways. They can be installed both indoors and outdoors to ensure safe passageways in and out of the home.
Of course, porch lifts provide safe passageways up and down stairs for more than just wheelchair users. Those who use rollators, walkers and/or scooters also find them very useful. One of the top benefits – and likely the most obvious – of porch lifts is that they enable their users to safely get up and down stairs. Safety, as you’re likely aware, is always a top priority for those with mobility issues. A porch lift guarantees an avoidance of slipping and falling.
What makes a porch lift so safe for its user?
The porch lifts provided by LiftCare Mobility Solutions come with the following safety features:
- All-weather protected controls and switches
- Emergency stop and safety switches
- High, solid, side platform walls
- Top and bottom limit switches
- Non-skid platform
- Automatic folding ramp
Porch lifts help to restore senses of independence.
Just as importantly, porch lifts provide their users with senses of independence. It should never be understated that an individual with mobility issues endures as much emotional hardships as he/she does physical limitations. It’s certainly not easy to live life requiring the help of others. Most adults are used to being caregivers for children. To require such care as an adult can be quite deflating emotionally.
With a porch lift installed, a wheelchair user can regain the sense of pride that comes with being able to do things on his/her own.
Porch lifts can be good for your business.
Business owners can help to make their places of business more accessible by installing porch lifts. Bruno is one of the fine manufacturers of the porch lifts made available from LifeCare Mobility Solutions. On their website, they describe how porch lifts increase access for customers. Churches, schools and other public buildings are ideal locations for porch lifts as they each invite guests who may have mobility issues and require access to the various levels of the buildings.
If you have any questions about the porch lifts offered by LifeCare Mobility Solutions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 647-350-4488 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!