There are many things to be thankful for when you own a stairlift, especially if you live with mobility limitations or challenges. Some reasons to give thanks for a lift include accessibility, convenience, autonomy, safety, and peace of mind.
It is true: a stairlift can improve quality of life for someone with mobility issues. They make everyday living easier, safer, and more convenient plus, they contribute to overall independence and autonomy, which is a factor for those that wish to age in place. There is a lot to be thankful for in regard to mobility aids and equipment consider how a stairlift could change your life.
Five things to be thankful for when you own a stairlift are:
The underlying aim of mobility aids is to improve accessibility and promote safety. It should come as no surprise how a stairlift enhances access wherever it is installed. Many people can age in place with aids like stairlifts in their home environment, but more on that later!
Stairlifts provide a simple solution for those that struggle with steps and stairs. They typically come with quality service and support, as well as professional installation, which is always advised. It is easy to get on, off, ascend, or descend and a qualified technician will provide a full demonstration when buying from a reputable retailer.
Since many people have bedrooms or bathrooms on the second level of a home, a stairlift provides a great way to get where you need to go while reducing the risk of a nasty fall.
Another thing to be appreciative of when it comes to stairlifts is the convenience that they provide. No more struggle or strain to ascend or descend steps or stairs in the home. This extends to stairs outside, such as on a porch, deck, or pool. There are lifts that are viable for practically any situation; talk to a qualified mobility aid retail professional to learn more.
Furthermore, when you buy from reputable retailers like Pacific Mobility you will have service after the sale, too. It is convenient to be able to contact the seller and get answers to your questions or assistance with your issue. If there is a problem, we will come to you! That kind of support and convenience is something else to be thankful for.
Let’s talk about autonomy. Independence and the ability to safely navigate the home setting could be the criteria required to stay in one’s own home. Generally, an individual needs to be able to address activities of daily living (ADLs) to remain independent, including tasks like toileting and dressing. Some may have assistance or home health care to assist. Some may use mobility aids and equipment to perform their daily activities.
Let’s not underestimate the mental impact of autonomy or rather, how a loss of autonomy and independence affects an individual. It can be demeaning and debilitating to lose control over one’s own affairs, choices, and life. Mobility equipment, like stairlifts, can help many remain independent.
It is estimated that there are 36 million incidents of falls each year involving older Americans. A fall can be the beginning of the end for many; the injuries sustained can lead to other repercussions and issues that debilitate and deteriorate overall well-being.
Stairlifts can help to reduce the prevalence and risks of a fall. Falls are most common on or near stairs and in the bathroom. Stairlifts can provide a gentle transition from one floor to the next without injury or strain, which can lower your chances of an accident.
Your personal well-being and safety should be the focus and concern when contemplating ways to enhance the home and which mobility equipment makes the most sense. When it comes to safety solutions and strategies, there is a lot to be grateful for and stairlifts are one of them!
5. Peace of Mind
With all the benefits that stairlifts offer, how could we not be thankful for these mobility solutions? These aids bring a sense of confidence to the user, too. It can be very liberating for many. For families and loved ones of a senior, mobility aids bring invaluable peace of mind. This comes from knowing that their loved one, senior, or family member is supported and safe when accessing areas of their home.
If you are someone that is recuperating from an injury or rehabilitating after an operation or medical procedure, stairlifts may be the extra support and stability that you need to recover. The peace of mind that you won’t reinjure yourself attempting to ascend or descend stairs in the home can be something to be thankful for. Plus, they may make for a speedy, at-home convalescence.
If you have been considering a stairlift, what are you waiting for? Come see the quality stairlifts and mobility products that we have to offer at Pacific Mobility. Call or visit us 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)