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3 Ways To Show Your Elderly Loved Ones How Much You Care

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is quite the wonderful day isn’t it? Couples everywhere are expressing their love for each other via presents, dinners and alone time. On behalf of the entire Advantage Home Health Solutions team, we hope that you’re the recipient of a lot of love today! Of course, you don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to receive love. We’re all deserving of it, aren’t we?

We would like to especially acknowledge the many individuals across Canada who express their love on a daily basis. Valentine’s Day certainly isn’t the only day of the year when love should be shown to those you care about. This is especially true for the elderly members of our families. It’s important to regularly let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are three ways to show your elderly loved ones how much you care:

1. Take trips down memory lane together.

Not every elderly person is all that familiar with today’s modern technologies. But the majority of them are likely to be interested in discussing the old days. Your willingness to engage in conversations about their happiest life moments can do wonders for their emotional well-being. And it should be noted that keeping them happy is just as important as keeping them physically safe from harm.

“Bring out old photo albums and allow your parents to tell you about their favourite memories,” recommends, “Often, they will have trouble remembering daily details, but will be able to tell you about a photo that is over fifty years old. They will be delighted to hear about your favourite moments growing up and it will bring you closer together.”

2. Be a familiar face.

Loneliness can be crippling. It’s one of the worst scenarios faced by the older members of our population. Especially for those who live in assisted living facilities, being without close family members on a regular basis can be incredibly depressing. Your visits mean more to your elderly loved ones than you may think. For the most part, they simply want you to be around.

“It’s not always possible, but if you are in a position to visit grandparents, do so on a regular basis,” advises Katie Nielsen on, “Nothing can replace the personal touch of looking in your grandparents’ eyes, allowing them to hold or play with your children and having a real, in-person conversation. All other forms of communication are also important, but nothing says love quite so much as a warm hug between grandparent and grandchild.”

3. Provide them with solutions that keep them safe.

As mentioned earlier, there must be a dedication to both the emotional and physical well-being of your elderly loved ones. And Advantage Home Health Solutions wants to be a part of that! Please don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the stair lifts, porch lifts and numerous mobility solutions we have available to help the seniors in your family live more independently.

Give us a call at 403-460-5438 or email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

Stairlift | FAQ’s

What's the minimum width for a stair lift?

There are no specific width requirements to install a stairlift. All stairs in Canada are built to specific codes and standard widths, which we know will permit the installation of some type of stairlift. There are no renovations required; we install the stairlift in the space you have and based on your specific requirements. You do not have to remove handrails for a stairlift installation.

What's the average cost of a stair lift?

Many factors can influence the price of a stairlift such as number of stairs, curves, stopping points, nearby availability of power sources. We will always determine the most suitable, safe and cost effective solution for your specific needs.

Some of the price ranges for stairlifts can be found on our website. You may also qualify for funding

Do you carry anything similar to acorn chair lifts for stairs?

We carry both straight and curved stairlifts for various types of settings. What’s important to note is we have a PhotoSurvey system to assist us with exact measurements of your stairs. This system helps us in perfecting your stairlift installation and will ensure a safe, smooth and always complete ride up the stairs.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

Is it possible to install a stair lift myself?

If you have a bit of construction or technical, engineering type background, it’s possible. But there are a number of factors that would probably influence you NOT to do the installation yourself.

On the YES side:

If it’s a straight stairlift, it’s possible:

  • If there’s a supplier (manufacturer or dealer) willing to support you with installation questions.
  • If you have a bit of technical knowledge, good measurements and understanding of mathematical information to make the necessary calculations to get the right parts.

On the NO side:

  • It can be a bit complex or confusing. If you don’t have the correct tools for cutting or joining the rails.
  • If you run into an issue after installation (like a breakdown), it may not be covered by warranty.
  • If it involves a stairlift with turns or curves, it’s challenging to ensure the exact measurements that will ensure a perfectly smooth and safe ride.

We are sure to have a model of stairlift suitable for your needs, safety and budgetary requirements.

My stair lift is beeping. What could be wrong?

Here are some possibilities that could explain why your stair lift is beeping:

Power off, receptacle issues, tripped breaker, charger issues, dislodged from the charge strip, connection issue between charger and rail, not in locked position and therefore can’t use remote, seat not in lock position, obstruction, armrests not in down position, some safety issue that needs tending.

If your stair lift needs service, we’re happy to help. Just give us a call and we’ll do our best to help. If it’s not urgent, you can request more information or a service call here.

My stair lift will not move. What could be the problem?

There are several possibilities for a stairlift to not work:

  • key (incorrect position or missing)
  • armrests in the wrong position
  • if it’s not plugged in
  • if  batteries are drained from age or other reasons such as recent power outage.

If this didn’t solve the issue, you may need a service call. Reach out by phone and call 403-460-5438 or request more information about stair lift service here.

How is a stairlift installed?

When installing a stair lift, we’ll be sure to get as close to the wall or railing as possible. We’ll take measurements specific to your stairs and in the event of a curved stair lift, we’ll manufacture a unit specifically for your situation. We’ll mount the stair lift rail directly onto the stair treads.

A stairlift can typically be installed in one afternoon. We’ll always ensure the stair lift installation meets your needs for safety of the user as well as others in the home.

Find Out More About Stair Lifts… 

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