As people age, mobility and balance can become a challenge, making it difficult for seniors to enter and exit their homes. Porch lifts can help overcome these challenges. They provide a safe and easy way for seniors to access their homes. A home porch lift (or vertical platform lift) is an indoor or outdoor residential elevating lift that provides efficient and easy access to a raised deck, porch or even steps within your home.
What are the top of benefits of porch lifts for seniors?
Reduced risk of falls.
“Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year,” reports Canada.ca, “Falls cause 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations, 95% of all hip fractures, $2 billion a year in direct healthcare costs, and over one third of seniors are admitted to long-term care following hospitalization for a fall.”
Porch lifts eliminate the need for seniors to navigate steps or uneven surfaces, reducing the risk of falls and enhancing safety.
Porch lifts also improve accessibility, making it easier for seniors to enter and exit their homes. With a porch lift, seniors can simply press a button and be lifted to the entrance of their homes. This eliminates the need to climb stairs or navigate uneven surfaces. As well, it becomes easier for seniors to maintain their independence and continue to live in their own homes.
Porch lifts also enhance comfort. They provide a smooth and stable ride for seniors. This reduces the risk of discomfort or injury. They also make it easier for seniors to access their homes with confidence.
Better quality of life.
Porch lifts can also improve the quality of life for seniors. These solutions help older adults to maintain their independence and continue to live in their own homes. With a porch lift, seniors can enter and exit their homes with ease, reducing the risk of injury and enhancing their overall quality of life.
Increased home value.
Porch lifts can also increase the value of a home. They make it more accessible and accommodating for seniors and people with mobility challenges. This can be especially important for seniors who are looking to sell their homes, as porch lifts can enhance the value and appeal of their homes.
“Far from being cumbersome and unsightly, associated with the mobility aids of old, today’s domestic lifts not only look stylish and provide a useful addition to the home at any stage of life, they are recognized for their ability to add value to a property,” contends the U.K.’s Property Investor Today.
Porch lifts are also easy to install. They can be customized to meet the specific needs of each home. Porch lifts come in a range of design options and styles. They can be designed to blend seamlessly with the architecture of each home, enhancing its appearance and functionality.
To learn all about the porch 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!