If you live with an elderly loved one or individual with mobility issues, you could greatly benefit from installing a stair lift in your home. A stair lift provides the most trusted solution to the risks involved with climbing up and down the stairs. Naturally, you want to avoid a slip and tumble at all costs. This is especially vital for those who contend with strength and balance limitations.
As well, if you or a family member use a mobility solution to get around, climbing the stairs independently can often be near impossible. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits of installing a stair lift in your home.
It helps to restore independence.
Make no mistake that those who suffer with mobility issues contend with a lot more than just physical limitations. Being unable to do things independently often generates feelings of anger, shame and embarrassment. Many individuals who have mobility issues wish to restore their independence in any way that is possible. A stair lift offers one of those ways.
All one has to do is get seated on the stair lift, strap on a seatbelt and control the toggles to put the stair lift in motion. It’s an easy process that doesn’t require a caregiver’s assistance.
It offers maximum safety.
As we stated earlier, avoiding slips and falls down the stairs is of paramount importance to all households. “In 2015, there were more than 50,000 emergency visits for injuries from falls on stairs in Ontario,” reports Parachute.ca. Stair lifts are excellent at helping people avoid trips to the emergency room.
Included among the basic features of a stair lift is a safety system to stop the stair lift if something is on the stairs. It also includes a safety key to turn the stair lift off when it is not in use. As well, each stair lift comes equipped with a seat belt to ensure that no user falls out of it while in use.
It provides significant savings.
Many people who live with physically impaired family members feel the need to sell their homes. Their thinking is that moving into a bungalow would make life a lot easier. For many others who choose to remain put, home renovations is the option they go for. Both moving and renovating are very costly undertakings. Installing a stair lift removes the need for both.
The cost of installing a stair lift is both affordable and practical. Firstly, you can continue to enjoy the comfort of the home you are used to. Secondly, you make it both safe and pain-free for the individual with mobility issues. Finally, you save a lot of money and aggravation by not having to undergo any major life changes.
At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we offer high-quality stair lifts from Handicare and Bruno. If you have any questions about them or wish to book an in-home no-obligation consultation, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416-267-9800. You may also e-mail us at [email protected]. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!