As we age, stairs become difficult. Limited mobility, weakened muscles, and lack of stability make everyday tasks a challenge and a hassle, which leads to avoiding staircases altogether and sacrificing parts of your home to prevent potential injury and pain. It doesn’t have to be that way! Installing a stair lift is a practical solution that gives you total control of your movement up and down your stairs so you can safely and comfortably access and enjoy your entire home.
Stairlifts are affordable
With a gradual loss of mobility, considerations need to be made to help you adjust to a new way of moving around. When ranked against other options, stairlifts are the most affordable solution. Whether you’ve thought about selling your home and moving, living in an assisted living facility or hiring someone to help you around your home, installing a stairlift is a significantly cheaper option. They are also available as a short-term rental, as well.
Stairlifts are safe
Staircases can be a safety hazard if you have trouble moving from floor to floor. Installing a stairlift will reduce the likelihood of tripping, falling and incurring a severe injury. When installed correctly, stairway lifts are installed directly to the stairway steps, not the wall. This allows for the stairlift to have the highest capacity and stability. They also come standard with several built-in safety features, including obstruction sensors, travel limit sensors, slow down strips for soft-starts and soft-stops as well as a lap belt.
Stairlifts are easy to use
New devices in your home can be intimidating, but stairlift systems are simple to use and understand. No matter what type of stairlift you choose, it will have a simple up/down control right on the armrest as well as an up/down remote control that you can use to call the carriage to the top or bottom of your staircase. When not in use, the stairlift is automatically connected to the charging system so you won’t have to worry about forgetting to plug it in and getting stuck in the middle of the staircase. By being powered by batteries, you are also protected in the event of a power outage, as your stairlift will still work.
Stairlifts are customizable
In addition to being able to be installed on almost any staircase indoors or outdoors, stair lifts have many custom options that are available. For individuals that have a hard time getting out of car, a power swivel seat will make getting on/off the stairlift much easier. For homes that have a doorway or entry way at the bottom of the stairs, a folding rail can keep the area clear for hassle free egress. If bending over is becoming more difficult, adding a power folding footrest may help keep the stairway as clear as possible.
Stairlifts give you the freedom you deserve
With a stairlift, you don’t need to call a friend or family member for help or choose between spending most of your day on the middle or top floor of your home. Even as you get older, you deserve to enjoy your home in full. If your stairs are preventing you from getting complete use of your home, a stairlift from Access Mobility can help you regain the independence and freedom you felt like you’ve lost.
When a multi-level home becomes more of a challenge than it once was, Access Mobility is here to help you. If you’re ready to explore installing a stairlift in your home, we encourage you to stop by our showroom to investigate your options and see how they operate firsthand. Our expert team will answer any questions you have and help you confidently choose the best model for your unique needs. Better yet, we have a service department that will handle any stairlift problems or malfunctions you may have.
Let us help you fully access your home and life.