Thinking of downsizing to allow for aging in place and preserve autonomy? Consider the many advantages of mobility aids, like a stairlift, in lieu or instead of an actual move. Moving can wreak havoc on everyday living and cause lots of undue stress; a stairlift may permit you to remain in your own home with less worry of a fall and greater accessibility. If you have been looking for ways to make home an easier and safer place to be, consider a stairlift instead of a move.
Sometimes a home can be a lot to maintain, especially if you live with physical disabilities or mobility limitations. Instead of facing the stress, expense, and uncertainty of a move, have you thought about mobility aids instead? Equipment, like stairlifts from brand names that you trust, can increase autonomy, improve safety, and preserve independence.
Thinking about downsizing? Consider a Stairlift Instead of a Move:
First and foremost, getting a stairlift is going to be much less costly than moving. While moving to a one-level home if you have mobility issues might seem like the only solution, it is only one option; consider the alternative of getting a stairlift and making your current dwelling more convenient and accessible instead. If money is a contributing factor in your decision, know that stairlifts and aids are, in fact, cheaper than moving in most instances. It is that simple.
If stairlifts still seem out of reach financially or if your insurance fails to cover the costs, there are alternatives. Speak with a mobility aid professional to learn about options that include renting equipment or gently-used, pre-owned devices.
Speaking of convenience, your stairlift will bring ease to everyday life. First, it will once again be feasible to go to the upper levels of the home or enjoy outdoor spaces. Yes, stairlifts can also be installed for the exterior areas of the home. Plus, moving is a lot of work. You may not have the space for all your belongings and sentimental items that you have accumulated in your current place. Staying put is a more convenient option made even better by the new ease that your new stairlift will bring to your home!
It really all comes down to your comfort and peace of mind. Moving and disrupting your familiar routine can cause emotional discomfort, even pain. It is stressful, exhausting, and sometimes sad. Stay in the comfort of your own home with the help of mobility aids, like a lift. It is much easier to have one installed and serviced than you may think and it will soon become a fixture that you use without a second thought. Your service technician will stay and demonstrate safe usage, answering any and all questions you may have.
A stairlift is the perfect cooperative arrangement between the user and their loved ones. Some family members may be worried and think that a change in the home environment is warranted; a stairlift makes the home safer and more accessible, while still allowing you to live life on your own terms. Mobility equipment is a great way to preserve independence in an effort to age in place, at your own home.
You have a daily routine and you don’t want to disrupt that. Who wants to adjust to new providers, new surroundings, and a new schedule? Staying in your current home ensures you won’t have to do this and that you can continue to coordinate with your familiar resources and supports.
It can be tough to leave a home that you have become accustomed to and where you may have developed a sense of community. Perhaps you have beloved friends or neighbors nearby- or maybe your caregivers are close. Preserve this sense of communal spirit by staying in your home as long as your health permits. A stairlift may extend the time that you remain at home and age in place, according to your own needs and wishes.
When you choose to implement mobility aids in the home instead of moving, you won’t need to find new caregivers or providers to help. You will stay near familiar resources that you have become comfortable with. Also, mobility aids like lifts help to protect your caregiver from an accidental injury during ADLs and transport.
Conserve your energy! Use it for the tasks and activities that you love, not a move! Moving is exhausting, even with help, both physically and emotionally. Give yourself a break and stay home.
Instead of moving, consider aids that assist in autonomy such as stairlifts. Visit the mobility professionals at Pacific Mobility; they offer a free assessment of needs and the latest in quality brand mobility devices, including stairlifts by Bruno. Contact the team today to learn more.
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)