These days, staying at home and self-isolating is a safe practice. It’s a necessary precaution for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, it can be particularly hard on the elderly and those with mobility issues. The once-simple act of walking up and down the stairs can be quite taxing and even dangerous. Installing a stair lift, on the other hand, can make for a much safer self-isolation.
It is very easy to use.
The majority of stair lift users find no trouble at all in operating them. In order to use a stair lift, one only needs to sit on the seat, fasten the seatbelt and use the controls which are generally located on the armrest of the chair. Simply use the control to guide your way up or down the stairs, depending on your destination. To stop the stair lift, all you need to do is release the control.
It promotes quick rehabilitation.
Don’t assume that stair lifts are for old folks only. Naturally, anyone can use the stair lift you install in your home. Are you recovering from a debilitating injury? If so, a stair lift is an ideal solution for your rehab. Instead of placing pressure on your legs, feet and back, make use of a stair lift. It will practically guarantee you don’t re-injure yourself. This, of course, helps you to recover from your injury a lot quicker.
It is an affordable aging in place option.
Sadly, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc in long-term care facilities all across Canada. As a result, many people have chosen to bring their elderly parents home to age in place. For those who have parents with disabilities, a stair lift is practically a must-have. Whether you have a straight or curved staircase, the right stair lift can ensure that your mom or dad can age in place safely.
What are some stair lift safety features?
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we offer high-quality stair lifts that incorporate a variety of features to ensure you’re safe, confident and comfortable using them. Among their many safety features are the speed governor. This ensures your stair lift doesn’t move too quickly, keeping you safely in your seat. This is especially important when descending the stairs, as the stair lift will never slip.
Our stair lifts also come with obstruction sensors which will stop the chairs if any potential obstacles are in the way. Seat belts, of course, help you to avoid slipping and sliding in your seat. They are especially important for those who have issues with balance. We always recommend using a seat belt when operating your stair lift.
Constant pressure control is another safety feature.
You must have your palm or finger on the toggle of the arm or the stair lift won’t move. If you release the toggle, the stair lift stops. This ensures you only progress when you want to. Finally, two remote control handsets come with every stair lift. This makes it ideal for both people who need additional assistance and when there are two users. The remote controls can remotely call the stair lift to the other end of the stairs.
For more information about the stair lifts offered by Advantage Home Health Solutions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!