Start the year out right with a stairlift, a life-changing mobility aid for many with mobility issues or physical disabilities. When it comes to stairlifts, there are a few resolutions that we endorse and hope buyers will make in the coming year!
If you are thinking of making a resolution this new year, make one to improve accessibility and quality of life with a stairlift. If you already own or use a lift, you know the benefits and convenience they bring if you live with a mobility issue or physical disability. However, make the commitment to take care and follow some basic guidelines regarding your stairlift to ensure performance, safety, and longevity.
We encourage and endorse the following stairlift resolutions!
Only Allow Professionals to Install your Stairlift
Resolve to only have professional installation of your stairlift to ensure safety and performance during the time that you use it. Did you know that permitting someone other than a certified installation technician to work on, install, or repair your lift can nullify its warranty? Make sure that you know the terms of your warranty- and that you only have a professional install your new lift. It really is the safest approach.
Take Care and Maintain your Stairlift
Resolve to maintain and take care of your stairlift. Like any mobility equipment, it needs annual inspections to ensure it is working up to par and so minor malfunctions won’t leave you without mobility assistance. It is recommended that professional technicians inspect and maintain the lift at least once a year- and identify any issues that may merit repairs or attention before they can turn into a problem. Take care of your lift and it will take care of you!
Keep Paths and Stairways Clear and Clutter-Free
It is important that you maintain clear and clutter-free stairways for a lift, and try to follow this guideline for the rest of the home, particularly when living with mobility issues or physical disabilities. Clutter can cause a nasty fall and subsequent injury, sure, it is tough to pick up items but start by getting rid of things that you simply don’t need. Trade these belongings in for a more comfortable and convenient environment. You will not believe how much easier it can make getting around and completing ADLs (activities of daily living). Resolve to keep stairways and pathways clear!
Assess and Address Issues Early
An inspection is the perfect time to troubleshoot your lift, such as to check for loose or faulty parts, to prevent further issues with the stairlift. Don’t delay inspections or necessary repairs. Resolve to make your accessibility and mobility devices a priority! Call on your service and support representative and make arrangements to assess and address the issues early, before they compromise the condition of your lift and the safety of your home.
Always Adhere to the Manufacturer’s Recommended Use and Safety Guidelines
Resolve to familiarize yourself with and adhere to the safety guidelines of your stairlift manufacturer. Know the limitations of your lift before you use and operate it, it will make it much safer. For instance, lifts have very specific weight restrictions; do you know the weight limit for your lift or device? Strain by putting more weight on the lift than is recommended can impact performance, reliability, and longevity. It is always good practice to abide by the manufacturer’s recommendations- if you have questions pertaining to these suggestions, simply ask!
Reach Out as Needed for Support
Resolve to call and reach out to support as needed for help and assistance with your lift. Pacific Mobility wants you to get the most out of your mobility aids and devices- including stairlifts. That is why they welcome and encourage you to reach out to them for support, questions, queries anytime you have a concern related to your equipment. We want to provide you with the customer service that you deserve; we have built our reputation on it. Please resolve to call us when you need anything at all. We want to put your mind at ease and be of assistance to you, our valued customer.
Enhance Access and Invest in a Stairlift
Make the resolution to be open-minded and learn more about how a stairlift can benefit you and improve your overall quality of life! This is key. Why not consider how a lift could improve accessibility around your home? Many individuals believe they do not qualify or need a lift. Talk to a qualified retail professional to learn more about the criteria of mobility equipment and how these devices could improve your everyday living. Make this the year that you invest in your own health and comfort!
Does your new year involve a stairlift? Talk to the team at Pacific Mobility to learn more and resolve to take care of your mobility equipment. Need assistance? We are here to help!
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)