Do your elderly loved ones have trouble getting around on their own? Have they ever slipped and fallen in your home? Do they require the use of such mobility solutions as walkers, rollators, wheelchairs or scooters? Are you concerned that the older adults in your home have trouble getting up and down the stairs?
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should consider installing a stair lift in your home. There are many reasons to do so.
It will significantly reduce the stress of caregivers.
Caregivers of elderly people deserve a nationwide standing ovation. It should go without saying that they have both difficult and very important jobs. Whether they provide professional home care services or are simply loving children, caregivers of older adults should be recognized for their dedication and incredibly necessary services. With that said, installing a stair lift in a home will greatly reduce the stress of caregivers since it enables care recipients to be much safer when going up and down the stairs.
“It can be so difficult to move someone up and down stairs safely, caregivers may avoid it altogether,” reveals Tennessee’s Access & Mobility, “A lift will give caregivers an easy way to safely move an elderly person up and down stairs. Secondly, a stair lift will relieve the stress of caregivers having to constantly go up and down stairs.”
It will prevent slips and falls.
As we’ve pointed out on numerous occasions, nothing sends more Canadian seniors to the hospital than slips and falls. Unquestionably, a staircase is one of the most dangerous locations for a slip and fall. For a senior citizen, a tumble down the steps can have fatal consequences. By using a stair lift, the risk of slipping and falling all but disappears.
“Stairs are difficult to navigate, especially for older family members,” says Medium.com, “Falls on the stairs can be dangerous. Injuries, weaknesses and problems with vision, balance and strength can make climbing and descending stairs a dangerous task for older people. A stair lift helps people to use the stairs in safety, reducing the risk of injuries from falling on the stairs.”
It will eliminate the need for expensive major home renovations.
When you live with an elderly person who requires the use of a mobility solution, such as a wheelchair or walker, renovations are often necessary. In some cases, people have to redo their bathrooms in order to make space for the wheelchairs and to safeguard the shower stalls, bathtubs and toilets. The installation of a stair lift is far from an expensive home renovation. A stair lift is designed to accommodate the specific design of the staircase.
As Access & Mobility points out, this saves homeowners a lot of money. “Stair lifts can be installed in any staircase and are quick and easy to install,” they explain on their website, “They attach to an existing stair rail. They can also fit any budget, which can save you money.”
For more information about the high-quality 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!