Stairs can be one of the biggest challenges when you have mobility restrictions. Staircases in your home can prevent access to rooms and amenities. But you don’t have to live with barriers in your home; you can install a stair lift to give you back full access to your entire house. Here we look at all the benefits that a stair lift can offer in your home.
Seniors and people with disabilities are often faced with the need to relocate when mobility becomes a challenge. With a stair lift, you can forgo the move. By installing a stair lift, you can once again enjoy having the freedom to use your entire house, obstacle-free.
A stair lift allows mechanical transporting up and down the stairs. The chair comes equipped with a safety buckle to ensure you’re fastened in during the movement.Plus, most stair lifts have built in safety features that will prevent operation if the device faces an obstruction on the stairs, or if the seat, footrest, or armrests are not in their proper positions. You can also use the lock switch to prevent anyone else from using the chair, especially children.
The seat and armrests are padded and adjustable, which allows for optimal comfort. The footrest can also be easily adapted to your desired height.
Full Staircase Accessibility
Because of their slim profiles, most stair lifts do not block access to the rest of the staircase. The chair and footrest will usually fold away so it will not be a hindrance for other people who will need to access the stairs.
Ease of Use
Today’s stair lifts are easily controlled by a toggle that is located on the
armrest. Many are also manufactured with a remote-control handset so you can call the stair lift from the top or bottom of the stairs if you need to. The stair lift also charges when it’s in the park position, so it’s ready to use whenever you need it. And in case of a power loss to your home, each stair lift has a built-in battery backup system.
When you have a stair lift installed, the installer will come and evaluate the angle and length of your staircase to ensure a custom rail is ordered specifically for your stairs and will also access for safe access on and off the stair lift depending on the ability to transfer onto the chair. Additional bends and “parks” can be added make the transfer even safer for the user. The installation is quick and easy and requires no changes to the interior of your home.
Don’t let mobility issues affect how you enjoy your home. Call MEDability at 905-471-5224 ext. 23 for a no-obligation quote to learn more about our selection of straight stair lifts and custom curved stair lifts, manufactured by Bruno Independent Living Aids.