Getting older certainly comes with its difficulties. For many elderly Canadians, mobility issues make everyday living quite challenging. Take climbing the stairs, for example. Those who battle with balance and strength issues may find going up and down steps a harrowing process. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the help of a stair lift, a person’s safety can be maximized in his/her home.
Stair lifts are effective solutions when stairs keep you from enjoying your entire home. Whether it’s a straight stair lift, a curved rail stair lift, a stair lift for split level staircase applications or even an outdoor chair lift for stairs, it’s an excellent safety mechanism! If you live with an elderly loved one or family member with a disability, a stair lift is for you.
What considerations should be made when choosing a stair lift?
As mentioned, there are a variety of stair lifts available on the market. Your first consideration should be the type of stair lift that works best with your stairs. Is your staircase straight or curved? Is there a landing between sections of stairs? Which side of the staircase should the stair lift rail be installed? Is the staircase uninterrupted from bottom to top? Is there a doorway or closet door at the top or bottom of the stairs?
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we make sure you have the complete picture to make an informed stair lift purchase. We’ll help you through all the considerations so you can choose the stair lift solution that is best for you.
What are the main benefits of using a stair lift?
The most obvious benefit is the safe and comfortable ride it provides its users. By using a motorized chair to get from floor to floor, you all but eliminate the risk of an injury that could occur due to a trip and fall down the stairs. Staircases are among the most common areas that present a high risks for falls. By missing a step while walking up or down a staircase, a person can potentially endure a broken hip or leg among other injuries.
Stair lifts also provide both the elderly and those with mobility issues renewed independence. This can be one of the most important factors in leading a happy life at home. Most people wish to do things on their own instead of feeling like a burden to their family members. By installing a stair lift, you allow a person who would otherwise require assistance the ability to independently access various levels of his/her home.
What cost-effective solutions are available?
Advantage Home Health Solutions provides recycled stair lifts when they are available at reduced pricing. Our team has many years of experience with stair lifts that are both new and used. We know that age is seldom a factor. If a used stair lift runs as smoothly as a new one – and if the rail is still in great condition – it is always worthy of consideration.
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!