Going up and down the stairs is quite a hassle. It is a more challenging activity for seniors or sick people. Having weakened muscles and a lack of stability, it becomes much harder to navigate the stairs easily.
However, you can install a stairlift for seniors or for a person of any age who may need it to ease the navigation in your home. Installing a stairlift for seniors has many benefits; please keep reading to see what they are!
You may think that walking up and down the stairs is an excellent way to exercise. Sure, it is; however, it is risky for a senior with limited mobility, weak muscles, and reduced vision. A single misstep can lead to a fall with severe injuries. Therefore, using a stairlift is a safer method for seniors to access any floor of the house.
The main reason most seniors are dependent on others is their mobility limitations. The staircases make it harder or even impossible for them to access the upper level or the basement of their home, thus becoming dependent on caregivers or relatives to help them access those areas. At some point, they could have to move everything to the first level to enhance accessibility. However, with the stairlift, they can easily access all of their rooms without depending on anyone.
Easy To Use
The stairlifts we install are not another complex technology; instead, it is a simple technique that makes life easier. Just sit on the seat, fasten the seatbelt, then press and hold the rocker switch on the arm of the seat, and the rest is a smooth ride to the destination.
The stairlifts are popular due to the convenience they offer—a smooth and comfortable ride. So, in case you forget something downstairs, you won’t mind getting it because there is no hassle involved.
Cheaper Aging Solution
Limited mobility, weak muscles, and reduced vision characterize aging. Therefore, seniors have a few options to choose from, relocate to a single-level home or assisted living facility or install stairlifts in their home. The latter is cheaper and hassle-free since the seniors will be more comfortable in their own house.
Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!
For over a decade, 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!