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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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Are You Planning On Aging In Place?

How could you household benefit from a stairlift?

Discover the benefits of aging in place.

There will come a time in your life when you need to decide where you want to live after you retire and become a senior citizen.  You will probably end up choosing between a senior living facility and your current home.  According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), around 90 percent of all adults over 65 want to remain in their current homes as they age.  Due to advancements in technology and home improvement procedures, aging in place has become a realistic option for many older adults.  Discover a few of the benefits of aging in place.

Comfort and Privacy

One of the major benefits of aging in place is the comfort and privacy of living in your own home.  Many senior living facilities, such as a nursing home, lack privacy since you might have to share a room with another person.  Depending on the facility, you might live in a place where the doors do not have locks and staff may come and go to fit their schedule.  When aging in place, you can live in a space you are comfortable and familiar with you. You also install features, such as stairlift, to make navigating easy and simple.


When it comes to aging in place, you maintain your sense of independence.  You are able to retain a high level of control over your life and you do not have to rely on anyone for your basic necessities.  If you are in a senior living facility, you will have to rely on others for food and other basic needs. You will also have to seek out assistance in terms of transportation, and you might have to let people at the facility know when you are coming and going.  Aging in place allows you to rely on yourself and your resources at your home and in your community.


If you have a mobile disability, you can still age in place independently.  There are several features available, such as lifts, elevators, and dumbwaiters, that can make life easier and more efficient on a daily basis.  If you need help getting up the stairs, then you can invest in a stairlift.

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
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867