If you are weighing the gains from installing a stairlift in your home, you likely know the many perks and advantages of this mobility equipment. In addition to access and ease, a stairlift brings safety, freedom, comfort, and autonomy. If you are on the fence regarding a stairlift, don’t be; call or visit a mobility professional to learn more today.
Customers and consumers have a lot of buying options when it comes to mobility aids so, what makes a stairlift so special? Stairlifts are life-changing for those clients that use them, and they bring a lot to the table. Before you buy your mobility equipment or devices, consider the many advantages of stairlifts.
What do you gain from installing a stairlift in your home?
Perhaps the prime reason why consumers consider installing a lift at home is to increase and improve access. Many seniors may struggle with health issues, physical disabilities, chronic illnesses, or mobility limitations that restrict where they can comfortably go around their home environment. A stairlift changes that by providing easy ascent and descent of stairs, steps, and risers in the dwelling. The result is accessibility that brings about a gamut of other benefits, too.
One benefit of this newfound accessibility is freedom. Those that have chosen to install a stairlift in the home have increased freedom over where and when they go upstairs, downstairs, and even outside! There is a lift for any staircase, interior or exterior, so the potential is limitless. Talk to a qualified mobility retailer to find out more.
Another advantage of mobility aids, including stairlifts, is the safety that they bring to the living situation. Stairlifts are smooth and comfortable, plus they have a number of safety features that help to prevent accidents or falls. Some of these added measures include seats with safety belts, object sensors, and automatic shut-off.
Are stairlifts convenient? Yes, a stairlift is easy and convenient to use, and a demonstration from the technician installing it is usually all that is needed for buyers to adjust to its function. As for others in the home, stairlifts are non-invasive. They do not take up the entire stairway or step, and others can easily navigate, pass by, and use the stairs without complication or crowding.
As for narrow, steep, or curved stairs, there is a lift that accommodates those, too. Stairlifts are remarkably versatile, which makes it easy and convenient to make your home living situation more accessible for those residing there.
What is the learning curve for operating a stairlift? How easy will it be to adjust to a lift on the steps? It is very easy! Remember: you want the service and support of the retailer when you purchase your equipment from a reputable vendor, so shop wisely. Talk to others, read online reviews, and find a vendor that cares about the customer. The purpose of your new lift is to make everyday living easier, so the installation technician will help familiarize and acclimate you to your new lift. Got more questions? Call the vendor for support after the sale.
Another perk of a stairlift is the peace of mind that it offers, both the user and their loved ones or caregivers. Falls on or near stairs are more common than you may think, and once a senior is injured in an accidental fall, it may precipitate and exacerbate other health problems. Avoiding falls is key as people get older; a stairlift helps reduce that risk.
When you buy a stairlift from a qualified vendor or retailer, you gain customer support that may be invaluable as you adapt and adjust to your mobility equipment. From service calls and inspections to simply having a resource to call on when you have a question or query, support after the sale is everything when buying a new stairlift.
Did we mention how comfortable a stairlift can be? The ride is a smooth one, and the stairlift seats are intended to cradle the user in comfort. Additionally, consider the comfort of caregivers who can complete transfers and assist clients in a much easier way with a lift, which keeps them safer and more comfortable, too.
For many, mobility aids provide a way to hold onto autonomy and live out life how they wish. A stairlift may be able to facilitate aging-in-place for many seniors; that is, they can remain in their own home environment, longer. A stairlift along with other aids, can make them feel more independent and able to do what they want when they choose. That autonomy is priceless.
Wondering what a stairlift can bring to your life? Stairlifts can provide a way to age in place for seniors who want to enjoy their golden years in their homes. Talk to the team at Pacific Mobility; for generations, Pacific Mobility has been providing quality mobility aids and equipment to clients widely. Call or visit 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)