Meet access challenges and limitations head-on with life-changing equipment, lifts, and aids. Pacific Mobility has innovative solutions to solve your mobility challenges.
If you or someone you love is having difficulty accessing areas of the home, getting out of the tub, or leaving the house, consider implementing mobility devices to improve the overall quality of life. These devices are often sold independently, though many providers will write a prescription when it is warranted.
Lifts Are Designed To Provide Access to Any User
Lifts are designed to provide assistance in a variety of situations. They also reduce injury risks for the caregivers who work with these patients. These devices work particularly well for:
- Those with heart or lung conditions.
- People who cannot walk or have difficulty walking.
- Individuals who have limited mobility when bending their knees.
- Patients confined to their beds.
- Anyone with balance issues, including those with obesity.
Know Before You Go
All lifts and mobility devices are not created equal. Do your homework and visit online rankings and reviews to unearth other buyers’ opinions and feedback of distinct equipment, brand, or retailer.
A few of the things to consider before shopping for a lift include:
- Personal instruction and set-up.
- Customer support and troubleshooting.
- A warranty.
- Remote controls
- Swivel functionality.
- Flexibility or ability to adjust settings.
- stairlift safety features, such as sensors and seatbelts.
Consumers buying lifts will also have to make choices related to the platform of the lift and the specific environment of your home. Many times, the size and dimensions of the space you are installing the lift commands specifics and may limit your options. Pacific Mobility will do a complete evaluation of your environment to ensure proper fit and function.
Pacific Mobility Has Innovative Solutions to Solve Your Mobility Challenges:
Think a lift will make life easier? Which kind are you going to invest in? Visit reputable retailers that offer some support in terms of installation and standing behind the product that you purchase. After all, installing lifts are a big deal with the potential of changing lives for the better.
Some common lift options include:
- stairlifts. It is estimated that 70% of accidental deaths among seniors is due to a fall. stairlifts prevent these injuries and give family and loved ones’ peace of mind. These allow the user to basically ‘park’ on a platform and control a mechanism that gently glides them to the next level of the home.
- Shower buddy. These devices eliminate the need for risky transfers and heavy lifting. It reduces the risk and slip hazards of getting in and out of the shower or tub, without having to remodel or reconstruct your bathroom.
- Ceiling lifts. A ceiling lift is used in conjunction with a lifting system and physical transport to lift and lower individuals who are bedridden. It makes it much safer for caregivers to assist with activities of daily living, while also preventing any risk of injury during this routine.
- Porch lifts. Porch lifts are residential vertical platform lifts that extend and expand the living space accessible to those with mobility issues. These make it possible to traverse a deck, go up a level, or access the porch with ease.
- Vehicle lifts. Never be without your wheelchair, scooter, or powerchair again! A vehicle lift brings new meaning to the word autonomy and allows many individuals to get out of the house more often.
- Pool Lifts. Enjoy summer again with a pool lift to allow gentle access into and out of the pool. Various water exercises help improve mobility while being easy on the body, and you can get the whole family involved as well.
Ready For More Information, These Tips Will Help
- Know your environment. Have some precise measurements on hand when pricing and browsing lifts. It doesn’t hurt to snap a few pictures to fully depict where you will be installing the lift, although a thorough evaluation of the site will be completed by Pacific Mobility.
- Think about function. Will you need a way to move a wheelchair or walker up an incline? What is your ultimate goal for installing a lift? What is the patients range of mobility and what limitations will they have in operating the lift? Consider these and other situations before buying your lift.
- Look around you. Think about things that could interfere and that may require attention before installing your lift. For example, you may need to pull out and replace carpeting that could potentially create a fall-risk near the platform of the lift.
- Make sure it is installed professionally. It is simply not safe to allow someone who is not qualified to do so by The Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA).
When you want to make your home accessible and life more convenient, consider mobility aids. Lifts can do a lot more than merely allow users to access upper levels and area of the home, these devices also preserve independence and dignity. Talk with the staff at Pacific Mobility about the right lifts for your home to improve the quality of life for someone you care about.
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)