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3 Signs That It Is Time To Invest In A Stairlift

How could your household benefit from a stairlift?

It might be time to invest in a stairlift.

There may come a time for you or a loved one where you need assistance traveling around your home.  It is essential that you know when you need assistance getting up and down the stairs and that you act quickly.  Luckily, there are a few signs that you should be aware of so that you know when it is time to invest in a stairlift before an injury occurs.

Prone To Tripping or Falling

As you age, you are more prone to tripping or falling over surfaces that could lead to a serious injury.  If you or a family member tend to trip or fall, even if it isn’t while using the stairs, you should think about installing a stairlift in your home.  The last thing you want is for you or a loved one to fall down the stairs resulting in a possibly life-threatening injury. Using a stairlift prevents any incidences of tripping or falling on the stairs from occurring.

Struggling Using The Stairs

One of the most obvious signs that it is time to invest in a stairlift is if you or a loved one struggles using the stairs or is avoiding them all together.  Whether you are out of breath before getting to your destination or are in pain while walking, you should think about getting assistance. In some instances, like recovering from surgery, it is better for your body to heal if you take pressure off of it by using a stairlift.  Using a stairlift is an effective way to avoid hurting yourself and accessing your home easier.

Need Help Walking

A major sign is if you need to depend on someone to walk with you up and down the stairs.  Also, if you heavily rely on the handrails and fear you will fall without them, it might be time to invest in a stairlift.  Installing a stairlift in your home will increase your independence, so you will not have to rely on anyone to travel up and down your stairs.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.


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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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