Consumers that are still on the fence about getting a stairlift may need reminding of at least five good and sensible reasons to move forward and invest. Lifts have longevity- and as long as you purchase from a reputable mobility dealer in the area, you can expect it to be a prudent and practical investment that holds its value, provides accessibility, and improves lives.
If you struggle with physical limitations or accessibility issues, a stairlift can be a lifechanging mobility device. Sadly, many consumers assume that these aids are either cost-prohibitive or too complicated- both of which couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, a stairlift is a big investment, and a decision to not take lightly, but before you rule out the benefits of moving forward with a stairlift, talk to an area mobility dealer; it may be more affordable and viable than you think.
Still on the Fence about Getting a Stairlift? Five good reasons to move forward are:
1. Stairlifts increase access and convenience in the home. Perhaps the number-one reason to move forward are issues related to access and convenience in the home environment. After all, isn’t that why people invest in stairlifts, to increase accessibility? Many buyers report the thrill of being able to revisit second stories and other levels of their home, including their bedrooms and bathrooms. This convenience alone makes getting a stairlift a prudent and practical decision.
2. A stairlift is an investment that holds value over time. Know that your stairlift will hold value and is an investment that can be used for years to come- either by you or by someone else. Some vendors offer a buy-back program or will allow for trades. This is pertinent information to garner when making buying decisions or when talking with mobility aid professionals. Furthermore, you may be able to rent or buy second-hand devices from reputable dealers in the region; do not invest in equipment from private parties, however, if possible. These devices are typically not covered by any type of warranty or support after the sale, which can be problematic for consumers who need installation or service advice once the stairlift comes home.
3. Stairlifts increase safety in the home. There is no doubt that stairlifts increase and enhance safety around the home. First, they provide a gentle and effective way to navigate steps, stairs, or risers to access specific areas of the home. This may help to curb fall hazards in and around the home for seniors or those with physical limitations- which may contribute to a more secure and therapeutic home environment. All of these factors also are relevant when it comes to aging in place, but more on that next.
4. Stairlifts support seniors ‘age-in-place’. Seniors that choose and desire to live in their own home environment as they grow older is considered aging in place. This lifestyle relies on in-home supports and health prevention to stay in the setting as long as possible with the aim being quality of life. Stairlifts support aging in place as they prevent nasty falls which are reported to be a major obstacle to seniors staying healthy and in their desired living situation. Falls are to blame for health deterioration and hospitalization, which can compromise staying in the home.
5. Stairlifts improve lives. Finally, stairlifts improve quality of life. By maintaining autonomy and independence, seniors or those with physical limitations have more options and choices, which play a role in overall quality of life. Access and good health are factors that contribute to independence and living life on one’s own terms. Is this something that you are interested in preserving, protecting, or attaining? Talk to a mobility aid professional to learn more today.
When choosing a mobility retailer, make sure that you work with one that has established expertise in selling mobility equipment and that stands behind what they offer. You can glean a good sense of most companies by checking out online reviews and rankings from prior customers and patrons. Be wary of vendors that push products and that could sell you something you don’t really need. Look for courteous sales representatives and skilled installers that offer service and support after the sale.
In Southern California, visit the professionals at Pacific Mobility; we are a family-owned and operated business for over 60 years and we look forward to helping you with your mobility needs! We will support your decision to invest in a stairlift and bring you the highest quality products to consider but we do not want to sell you something you don’t need. We want your loyal patronage more than a quick sale and stand behind the equipment that we sell. Consumers and clients highly-rate our customer service; call and speak with us today to learn more about innovative mobility solutions.
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)