There is no question regarding the fact that a stairlift increases accessibility, but exactly how does this mobility aid make life easier? The answers will vary, but common themes emerge that could surprise you! If you are interested into making life easier with a stairlift in your home, talk to the team at Pacific Mobility today.
Doesn’t everyone deserve a break? If mobility aids or equipment can make life easier, why wouldn’t you want them in your home? Consider the many varied ways that these devices, particularly stairlifts, can make life easier, autonomous, and more accessible for you or somebody that is living with a physical limitation or disability.
Truthfully, it is quite amazing how life just gets easier with a stairlift:
Stairlifts Facilitate Freedom
Freedom comes at a cost. For those living with physical disabilities or mobility issues, that cost could come in the form of mobility aids, such as stairlifts. If you are determined to live on your own or age in place, stairlifts will help to facilitate that choice and preserve your freedom.
Activities Of Daily Living (ADL) are Easier
Do you currently have assistance with performing ADLs, or that is, activities of daily life, like dressing, bathing, or toileting? Would a stairlift and access to upper floors make a significant difference? It is amazing how much easier- and safer- ADLs can be when using a stairlift. Many that require daily help in the home have issues with transport; either physical disabilities or limitations due to rehab or a recent injury impede where and what they can do around the home. For this reason, a stairlift could be the very thing that helps these individuals complete ADLs unassisted- while reducing their need and reliance on any outside assistance.
Stairlifts are Avoidable
When speaking of short-term need for mobility aids, like lifts, it is important to note that you can easily avoid a stairlift if are using the steps and not the lift, itself. That is, the device is discreet and streamlined enough to accommodate non-limited individuals or those that do not have physical mobility issues. The seat can be folded down and covered as needed, and the track is not intrusive so it doesn’t pose any potential obstacle. It is important to remind children to not play on or near the stairlift for safety reasons, and to discourage pets from accessing the lift or track, as much as possible.
They Reduce Risks of a Fall
Safety comes first and without it, your freedom and autonomy is at risk. Stairlifts reduce the risk of taking a nasty fall and injuring yourself. Did you know that injuries sustained in falls is the number-one reason why seniors present to emergency rooms and hospitals? Falls can erode and deteriorate overall wellbeing, making autonomy and aging in place less viable and unlikely.
Stairlifts gently transport the user over thresholds, steps, and upstairs, to access pertinent areas of the home. No more tripping, stumbling, or renovating the home to accommodate first-floor living: a stairlift gives access and entry while reducing the risk of a fall.
They Come with Warranties
Don’t worry about being left to our own devices after investing in stairlifts. When you buy new mobility aids from reputable retailers, you will be buying a warranty on your equipment. This ensures and protects you from performance or operation issues, providing you with access to the service and support needed to get our stairlift working well again fast.
Mobility Aids Open Up Possibilities
Has it been a while since you were able to freely go upstairs, independent, and as you wish? If so, imagine the freedom and possibilities that could come from a stairlift to transport you safely, securely, and comfortably up and down, at your will. You can use your own toilet, sleep in your own bed, or put away a load of laundry without the risks and limitations that stairs can bring for someone with a physical disability or medical condition. It is that simple: mobility aids, like stairlifts, open up possibilities that we all deserve.
Support is Available
So, who are you going to call when you have difficulty getting upstairs? If you use a stairlift in your home or dwelling, you will call the retailer for service and support after the sale. Plus, there is a distinct feeling of peace that comes from knowing the investment you have made in mobility equipment is guaranteed and warrantied- no regrets or buyer’s remorse later.
Ready to improve everyday living and make life easier overall? The time is right to speak with the mobility professionals at Pacific Mobility. For years, the qualified and reputable team have been assessing, installing, and servicing mobility aids in the area, supporting owners widely. Call and start with an assessment to determine the best devices and equipment for your distinct needs; there is no obligation or cost to speak with us. We are waiting to hear from you!
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)