Wondering if a stairlift has value for you? The short answer is ‘yes’ and here is why:
- Stairlifts improve home and property values.
- Stairlifts reduce the risk of a fall in the home.
- Stairlifts facilitate aging in place.
The peace of mind and security provided by mobility aids, including stairlifts, indicate that they do indeed add value to the life of the user as well as loved ones.
When you think of mobility aids, does a stairlift come to mind? Stairlifts offer numerous benefits to those installing them, but they also provide advantages to the loved ones, caregivers, and family of the individual. The security of knowing that someone you care about has assistance going up and down the stairs can provide a great sense of relief and peace of mind that is worth any price.
Will a stairlift add value to your life? Here is what you should know:
Stairlifts Add Accessibility
Do you need assistance climbing stairs? Perhaps someone that visits you regularly does. A stairlift adds accessibility to any home or building. Worried about others in the home getting around a stairlift? There is no need to be; stairlifts are adaptable, and they do not obstruct the stairs for those using them.
If you or someone close to you has medical issues or surgery, a stairlift can provide invaluable aid during recovery and rehabilitation saving money and the stress of transitioning after. This also makes it feasible to look after others with physical limitations or mobility issues confidently and competently.
Stairlifts Increase Confidence
So, speaking of confidence, many seniors and others using stairlifts regularly report higher self esteem and autonomy associated with enhanced accessibility and independence. Many simply want to enjoy their home, upstairs too, and these mobility aids make them possible. Stairlifts give a sense of confidence to many.
Stairlifts Aid Aging-in-Place
Individuals that want to make the choice to stay in their own home as long as possible may also find great value in stair lifts. These aids enable you to age in place, or live in a home environment of your choosing.
If you are someone that wants to be around family as long as possible, aging in place may be a viable goal. Part of facilitating aging in place is access and creating a home environment that is conducive to the needs of those living there. Living out one’s life in a familiar and comfortable setting is many people’s wish but health issues and accidents can derail aging in place and require assisted living situations. To age in place requires some planning and preparation. Stairlifts and other mobility aids can be part of a plan to age in place safely, according to your own wishes.
Stairlifts Reduce Risks
Falls remain the biggest type of accident, accidental injury, and reason for hospitalization among seniors over the age of 65. Stair lifts may be the most proactive and effective step that you can take to reduce the risk of taking a nasty fall. A fall is more than a subsequent injury it is a loss of confidence, it can be anxiety-provoking, and it can begin a downward health spiral impacting other areas of holistic health and wellness.
Falls perpetuate other injuries and conditions while also being a main obstacle to aging in place and living autonomously. If a stairlift can help reduce a stumble or trip on the stairs, it is a worthwhile investment that brings value to everyday life.
Stairlifts Improve Property Values
If stairlifts are such an asset, can they actually increase home and property values? Yes, they can and they do. Imagine if you were a senior or other individual looking to buy a home how would you feel about a stairlift? Many people begin planning to age in place now, before it is imminent. A home with a lift, or other mobility accommodations, would be considered advantageous. Furthermore, if anyone truly felt strongly about the stairlift and wanted it removed, they are easily uninstalled by a local mobility professional.
Do not underestimate how a home could stand apart on the real estate market when it is outfitted with a stairlift. These aids are valuable and will be considered a plus by many buyers but for those with a senior or loved one in the household that needs some mobility assistance, this could be an amazing opportunity. Stairlifts do bring value to life and they also improve property values widely, too. Not planning to sell right away? That is okay it is a seller’s market right now. Consider your lift to be an asset if you ever do decide to list, sell, or rent your property.
Thinking about a stairlift? These devices do add value to your life as well as your property. To learn more about stairlifts in southern California, talk to the team at 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)