January is National Staying Healthy Month, which makes it the perfect time to consider ways to make the home more healthy, safe, and secure. One way to create a healthier environment for some is to install a stairlift; stairlifts increase access and convenience for seniors and those with physical limitations, conditions, or disabilities. Learn more about ways to make the home this January, and year-round!
January is National Staying Healthy Month, which makes it practical to consider ways to make the home a healthier, safer environment. Part of making the home healthy for seniors or those with physical challenges may include mobility devices, aids, or equipment. Make a resolution to create a healthier home and overall lifestyle with mobility solutions; call today to learn more.
Stairlifts can help you stay healthy in the coming years; here’s how:
Stairlifts generally help reduce fall risks associated with navigating the home, stairs, and areas of the home living environment. They can reduce stumbles and falls that could lead to serious decline and deterioration for those who are older or that have other medical issues and conditions. Stairlifts make the home a much safer place to be, which in turn, preserves the health and wellbeing of those that live there. Do stairlifts help you stay healthy? You bet they do!
Individuals that have access around their home will be more independent- it is that simple! With independence often comes a feeling of holistic health and wellbeing- plus, you are less likely to suffer a fall or accident that could derail independence and compromise quality of life. In essence, the freedom to live your life, your way, can lead to increased health.
Assists with Aging in Place
For those fighting to stay in their own home, a stairlift may facilitate aging in place. By being able to access upstairs bedrooms, bathrooms, or other areas of the home, it may not be necessary for assistance when seniors live alone or struggle with medical and mobility issues. Having the ability to stay in a familiar, comfortable, and sometimes sentimental setting can improve health in a wide range of ways, including mood.
When seniors begin to feel their autonomy slipping away, depression and angst can follow. This can lead to a whole host of emotions that may leave some feeling without purpose or hope. It can be said that to preserve autonomy helps with a sense of self, enhanced mood, and a reason to get out of bed each day. Mobility aids, such as lifts, preserve this autonomy and help by providing the assistance needed to live comfortably and safely.
Moving around makes you feel good and healthy; unfortunately, physical activity may present risks that make it counterproductive and challenging, overall. A stairlift may help those that would otherwise not be able to move about their living situation freely, move around and complete ADLs (activities of daily living). Some examples of ADLs that a lift helps facilitate include bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and getting ready for bed.
Nothing that you implement around your home to preserve health and wellbeing substitutes for regular medical checkups and evaluations. Obtaining a stairlift puts you in the loop of providers and practitioners, that may get your medical needs met. For this reason, a stairlift and associated assessments are the perfect opportunity to address health conditions and make changes that improve overall health and wellbeing. Put simply, popular healthy aging tips often include seeing a practitioner or provider routinely.
Honor National Staying Healthy Month this January with some mobility aids and solutions from Pacific Mobility
National Staying Healthy Month offers a range of tips to preserve health, from what you eat to how you sleep. Mobility is an element of holistic health, so pay tribute to this national observance by doing something to maintain mobility, like install an aid or stretch to increase flexibility. Groups, agencies, and resources widely promote the benefits of staying mobile, from fitness classes to transportation services; take advantage of these- or other similar offerings- to promote National Staying Healthy Month in January.
Ready to make the home a healthier place? One element of holistic health and well-being is mobility and access. Mobility means a lot more than merely getting around; it encompasses a number of traits needed for aging in place and preserving independence. Make your home more accessible with a stairlift- or other device- that allows individuals the freedom to live autonomously. Stay healthier, this January and year-long, with resources such as stairlifts. At the very least, reach out to a reputable vendor in the area and ask for a no-obligation demonstration. You may be surprised at how different life can be with a stairlift in the home; call 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)