Buying quality mobility aids and equipment is an investment but is it a prudent one? The answer is a resounding ‘yes’, and these devices can often be life-changing. A stairlift, for instance, promises returns on your investment that extend far beyond mere money. Some other benefits and returns include time, safety, and autonomy.
Sure, buying quality mobility aids and equipment can get expensive. Is it worth the cost? The answer is a loud and clear yes! There is a return on investment when buying these devices that goes far beyond a few dollars. The benefits of mobility aids can change lives, possibly yours, too.
What is the return on investment when buying a stairlift? The savings may surprise you!
Perhaps the first and most obvious return from an investment in a stairlift is accessibility; these devices increase and improve access and accessibility in the home environment. If you have a bathroom or bedroom that is upstairs or on another level of the home, a stairlift ensures safe and smooth access to these areas of your home. While many people with physical issues tend to move to the first or most-accessible level of the home, a stairlift allows you full reign and facilitates your everyday activities, tasks, and function.
Who doesn’t want more time throughout and during the day? A stairlift, as well as other mobility aids, can be timesaving features in the home. They save anyone that uses them time accessing and ascending stairs or steps to complete ADLs, or activities of daily living. Stairlifts are swift and you will confidently go up and down with ease, completing tasks in your own time schedule.
Furthermore, time spent waiting for caregivers or caretakers can be better utilized when you are able to move about the home securely and take care of imminent needs, i.e., using an upstairs bathroom.
There is something quite pleasurable about being in charge and enjoying full reign over the home environment. A stairlift eliminates potential obstacles from your path and removes them from your day. Plus, all the benefits of a stairlift ensure a greater quality of life; who doesn’t want that? Comfort, pleasure, and life satisfaction are all additional returns on the investment that you make in mobility aids.
Okay, it should come as no surprise that safety is a great return on investment when buying a stairlift. Many debilitating falls occur because of treacherous steps or stairs. This could cause individuals to be displaced from their homes for rehab or assisted living.
Take control of your environment and make it safer by installing a stairlift. If you use the upstairs, or if you must ascend or descend steps to fully use your home, this is a prudent investment. Did you know that you can get stairlifts specifically designed for outdoor use, too? Porches, pools, patios, and even your vehicle can be equipped with lifts to make life easier. Consider the possibilities.
Freedom is a wondrous and glorious feeling. Sadly, many of us lose a degree of our freedom as we get older or when we face physical limitations. There is really no price that can be put on autonomy and independence- a stairlift is just one more way to preserve and hang on to it for as long as possible. If your plans include aging in place, staying in your own home, and living life on your terms, a stairlift is more than a practical investment, it is a necessary one.
Talk to a reputable mobility aids retail professional to learn more.
One of the most valuable perks of investing in a quality stairlift is the peace of mind that comes with it. Knowing that you or your loved one will be able to safely ascend, descend, and access the upper and lower levels of the home is worth every dime that a stairlift can cost.
Furthermore, many buyers may find that they have insurance to help defray the cost of a new stairlift which makes it an even more prudent investment. The time is now. Don’t let life pass you by. Make the home as accessible and convenient as you can for every member of the family and don’t worry: stairlifts do not impact access to the stairs for others in the home. They are streamlined and quite space conservative, in actuality. See for yourself; visit a mobility retailer online to review various options.
Self–Care Awareness Month in September is the perfect time to commemorate and acknowledge how things like mobility aids can improve everyday life. Take care of yourself and make the investment in mobility aids if you have physical limitations or challenges. Give yourself a new lease on life; call or visit Pacific Mobility 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)