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Who Uses a Stairlifts?

Who Uses a Stairlift?

Who Uses a Stairlift?

Woman with Heart Condition | Man with Knee Injury | Woman with Walker | Man with Cane | Elderly Woman with Walker | Man with Back Trouble
Woman with Heart Condition | Man with Knee Injury | Woman with Walker | Man with Cane | Elderly Woman with Walker | Man with Back Trouble

 

  • Those with a Health Problem

  • Those with a Sports Injury

  • Those with Balance Problems

  • Those with Difficulty Walking

  • Those who are Elderly

  • Those with a Back or Knee Problem   

Homeowners Who Choose to Remain in Their Home
Grandchildren Visiting Grandparents
Grandchildren Visiting Grandparents

Many homeowners, who wish to remain in their home, the home that they love, are choosing to install an affordable stairlift into their home for safety and independence, to again use the entire home, and to consequently save on not having to move home to a one story residence.

 
With the population aging, in some countries a larger percentage of residents are over the age of 65. Today assisted living and nursing and rehabilitation centers are getting overcrowded and many are understaffed. Subsequently, many residents are choosing home health care. Stairlifts can help the physical and mental health of users and caregivers. Stairlift technology has advanced the benefit for elderly family relatives and friends and younger adults with disabilities.

 

A stair lift is a chair that is connected to a track, which is bolt fastened onto the stair treads. Generally, no structural changes are necessary in order to implement and install a stair lift into the home.

Those with a Sports Injury
Man with Knee Injury
Man with Knee Injury
ACL knee injuries or tears often happen during sports activities such as football, soccer and basketball. Any sudden movement or change in direction, twisting or over stretching of the knee as the foot is rigidly set on the floor may tear the ligament. Movements that initiate a forceful twist or a turn of the knee while placing the energy of your full weight on it can also advance to a torn meniscus, a cartilage tear in the knee which increases joint problems.
 
For the elderly, a degenerative condition of the knee may be a cause of a torn meniscus. Nearly half of those injured with an ACL knee tear will develop knee osteoarthritis even for some who have had ligament surgery.  
Elderly People
Elderly Man on a Stairlift
Elderly Man on a Stairlift

A stair lift is a common fixture in the homes of elderly people. It provides 'peace of mind' to the user and the care giver; that an injured, frail or elderly person will not fall down the stairs. The stair lift also relieves the concern of an elderly loved one when you cannot be there to help him or her with the staircase.

 
When the stairs become an obstacle for an injured or elderly person, a stair lift is an affordable alternative to moving to a one-story home or an assisted living center.
 
For a lot of elderly people, there are limitations in their muscle activity and body movement that may be caused by old age or impairment. These can include walking long distances, taking a bath, and climbing the stairs.
 
Fortunately, there are now assisted living aids that can help people maintain independence, stay safe at home, as well as manage their conditions better.
 
These assisted living aids include walking canes, oxygen bottles, and wheelchairs. Then, there is the Stairlift, which is a device that lifts persons up and down a staircase that have difficulty using the stairs.
 
Now, what makes a stair lift valuable?
 
  • A stairlift will give an individual the independence to use the upper level of the home
  • Ability to save considerable amounts of money in the long run
  • Elderly and seniors with disabilities can easily get to the second level of their homes
  • It boosts confidence with a restored advantage of freedom
  • It prevents accidents and injuries
  • It rules out the need to build an addition bedroom on the first floor of the home
  • Not feel helpless concerning the stairs
  • Restores certain tasks for individuals to do on their own
  • The elderly may avoid going to assisted living facilities
  • The probability of tumbles and falls can be eliminated and avoided

 

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Those with Difficulty Climbing Stairs

Woman With Arthritis Having Difficulty With Stairs
Woman with Arthritis Having Difficulty with Stairs
The Stair lift and Handicap lift industry recognizes the difficulties that reduced mobility can bring for you or your loved ones. Many injured, handicapped, senior, elderly and individuals in poor health have problems in climbing up and descending down stairs, with a possibility of falling down the steps. A stair lift in your home can help remove the danger.


A stair lift can also assist people who have a fear of falling on stairs and can help them to overcome the fear. A stair lift can aid people who have difficulty in climbing stairs with back pain, breathing disorders, knee, hip and back problems, leg, ankle and foot conditions and individuals with poor grip strength. A passenger can travel up and down the stairs smoothly, gliding from one floor to another, while helping to ease the pain, pressure or stress to the feet, legs, ankles, knees and body.

 

The majority of people who have a stairlift installed are able to walk, although they may use a walking aid to do so. Small walking aids, such as a crutch or walking stick, can easily be carried on the stair lift, however if a walking frame is used it will not be able to fit on the stairlift and so it may be best to have two walking frames - one at the top of the stairs and one at the bottom.
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