A Guide To Medical Alert Systems For Seniors
As time goes by, it is only natural that we find certain everyday activities such as climbing the stairs to be a bit of a challenge. If you or a loved one has limited mobility due to injury, disability, or a chronic disease such as arthritis, installing a stair lift in your home is a common sense solution.
Stair lifts provide more than just a means of getting from the downstairs floor of a house to the upstairs and vice versa— they also represent mobility and independence and provide the full use of your home. A stair lift can be installed in any home, normally at the edge of your already existing staircase. You simply sit on the stair lift chair (complete with adjustable footrests and armrests) while the motor gently moves you between the floors of your home. The speed of the stair lift is slow and steady to ensure a smooth ride. A lift stair is a convenient and safe option to the irksome ascending and descending you may be used to. It also reduces wear and tear on your joints.
Besides being comfortable, a lift stair is very safe. They automatically stop whenever there is a problem with the armrest or seat and whenever the chair reaches the bottom or the top. They also come with child safety locks and automatically stop if an obstruction is encountered along its path. This is ideal if you have small pets that like to follow you or like to sleep at the bottom of the stairs, but are not always easy to see.
Stair lifts intended for outdoor use are just as comfortable and quiet as those made for indoors. An outside stair lift can be ideal during wet or icy weather, providing peace of mind and preventing a possible fall.
Originally developed in the 1920s by an engineer helping a sick friend, stair lifts today are available in a variety of styles to meet the needs of the individual user. Installing a stair lift chair can allow you or somebody you love to continue living independently by removing the challenge that moving between floors of a home can present.
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