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How Stairlifts Benefit Older Adults

Stairlifts Benefitting Older Adults Preferred Elevator

Stairlifts benefit anyone, particularly older adults

Stairlifts benefit anyone, particularly older adults. The reality is that as we age, the body no longer works the same. Commonly, older adults express that they experience arthritis and lack of mobility in different forms. There is an undeniable stigma regarding aging. However, anyone can have an excellent quality of life at any age. As you age, it merely means that you’ll have to take some extra steps to take care of your health and maintain your independence. 

For some people, that may mean going to more doctors’ visits than when they were younger. For others, it may mean modifying the home to make life more convenient. Our products make aging in place a possibility and benefit the elderly community in various ways. Here is an in-depth look at how stairlifts can make a significant difference in the lives of older adults. 

Why Install Stairlifts for Older Adults?

The top reason is independence. As a person begins to age and faces particular difficulties, they may not like the idea of staying in a community or nursing home. Most people would prefer to remain in their home or age in place. Stairlifts assist older adults in maintaining their autonomy as well as their mobility. 

The second reason is safety. For example, a stairlift lessens the risk of a person falling or injuring themselves. Depending on the circumstances, when a younger person falls, they may be able to recover quickly. However, as we all age, we begin to lose bone mass, making it harder for the body to heal. A stairlift will ensure that a homeowner can travel from one level to the next safely. 

Other Benefits to Consider 

You may be thinking, “I have a unique staircase. Is it possible for a mechanic to fit a stairlift to my staircase?” The answer, in most cases, is yes. Curved stairlifts exist. Regardless of how small or expansive your staircase is, our team can install a custom stairlift. Stairlifts have outdoor applications as well. 

Another thought that may be crossing your mind is, “Does a stairlift take up a lot of space and energy?” No. Stairlifts don’t take up a lot of room, and they don’t burn up a lot of energy. Therefore, they can be cost-effective regarding your energy bill while adding value to your home as well. Another advantage is that even when there is a power outage, your stairlift will still operate. 

If you’ve enjoyed reading this content and are eager to learn more about the benefits of stairlifts, give us a call today. We want nothing more than for life to be more comfortable, safe, and convenient for you. 

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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!

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    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
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      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
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    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
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