When it comes to accessibility, a stairlift can be transformative. There is so much more freedom and security for those with physical limitations or disabilities when there is a stairlift in the home environment. Five things that can be improved by the employment of a lift, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night.
If you struggle with everyday tasks due to mobility issues or physical limitations, consider investing in a lift. Integrating mobility aids , like stairlifts, into the home not only aids in access and convenience today, but also ensures independence and ease in the future. Simple, everyday activities don’t need to be a challenge or put you at risk of harm, talk to a mobility aids professional to learn more about your exciting options.
Five Common Tasks improved by Employing a Stairlift are:
Going to Bed
Think about when you get ready to go to bed: is it difficult to access and get to your bedroom? How about your bathroom for simple toileting or bathing? A stairlift may make going to bed as simple as sitting on the comfy seat and moving from the platform to your bed to turn in. Sometimes, people fall when attempting stairs due to difficulty with their legs and lower extremities, like nerve pain, swelling, numbness, or pain; this could cause an accident when trying to manage stairs or steps. A lift helps prevent tripping or falls on stairs due to fatigue, footwear, or hazards, like rugs or flooring- which is a very real risk for older individuals that live autonomously. Turning in to bed is supposed to be a calming and relaxing time; a stairlift can help make this the case every night when you go to sleep.
By comparison, it can be difficult to get up and get ready for the day, too. The same standards apply as when you want to go to bed, though you may find getting to the bathroom to shower or toilet difficult when you wake in the morning. Stocking-feet, loose pajamas, or stiff joints from waking won’t be an issue for those that need to get up or down stairs when getting up in the morning. A stairlift ensures that you get where you need to without risk of a fall and possible injury that could derail you and cause major health repercussions. Getting up, getting dressed, and using a bathroom upstairs or down is no problem!
The simple act of cleaning, toting equipment, like a vacuum, or lugging around cleaning supplies can be a challenge- often impossible with mobility limitations. A stairlift allows you to carefully transport your goods and yourself up and down the stairs of your home (or business!). Furthermore, the ease of using these lifts allows users to get on and off the device safely and independently- so they can then focus on their tasks, chores, or putting their items away.
Gardening or Outdoor Chores
Do you spend much time outside? If you live in your own home or apartment, you may have garden chores or outdoor tasks that you like to do- or that you have relinquished to someone else due to your physical health. When it comes to mobility aids, porch lifts are an excellent indoor/outdoor solution that makes porches, patios, gardens, decks, and backyards accessible, once more. These can be installed on a variety of turf and terrain to make outdoor spaces accessible and enjoyable for users widely. These devices are resilient, too, so don’t let your climate or weather concern you; talk to a qualified dealer to learn more.
How do you currently run errands and get where you need to go, such as appointments? If driving a car is something that your current physical limitations have hindered, a lift can help. While a vehicle lift is not technically a stairlift, it performs essentially the same goal of improving access and maintaining safety for the user. Vehicle lifts allow the motorist to get behind the wheel and safely stow any mobility aids, like wheelchairs or walkers, while remaining independent. This eliminates the need for added assistance in some instances- and opens-up a whole new range of experiences, like errands and shopping, to the driver. There are some restrictions in terms of the type of vehicle that can be augmented with a vehicle lift so make sure to discuss the potential and possibilities with a qualified mobility aids dealer.
If you are still unsure about stairlifts, consider rentals instead. Pacific Mobility Center is proud to offer a unique rental program for straight stairlifts – and are currently the only stairlift dealer in Southern California providing such a service. Everyone’s needs are different; rent a lift to determine if it makes your life easier and home more accessible. Talk to a professional at Pacific Mobility for assistance or to learn more today.
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)