If you or someone you know is experiencing mobility limitations due to age, illness or injury, you are all too familiar with the possibility of a fall down the stairs in a two-story home and you should consider a stair chair lift. The simple act of going up and down stairs can become risky and dangerous if there are balance, strength or flexibility issues. This danger becomes even more serious if a person is living alone and may not be able to call for help in the event of a fall.
Since fall accidents are the leading cause of injury and even death among people over age 60, it makes sense to take every precaution to prevent falls, especially those on stairs, where a fall can be even more dangerous or deadly. One way to greatly reduce the risk of a fall on a staircase is to install a stair chair lift.
What is a Stair Chair Lift?
A stair chair lift is a device that is basically a chair mounted to a railing that is installed along a staircase. It is powered by either battery or electricity and can move a person up and down stairs in a safe, seated position. It is operated by remote control, allowing ease of operation by anyone. Stair lifts come with seat belts and other automatic safety features to ensure the utmost protection and safety while using the unit.
Stair lifts are ideal for individuals who, for various reasons, have trouble climbing stairs, may get off balance easily or experience pain or weakness when trying to go up or down stairs. By using a stair lift, you can help to restore safety, full-home access, independence and peace of mind for your loved one or yourself. They are available in a variety of models and price ranges to suit your particular home and budget. You can even install a stair chair lift outside for exterior stairs on a patio, deck or walkway.
Don’t take a chance with your safety or the safety of someone you love. If falling is becoming a concern, consider installing a stair lift. The lives and well-being of those you care about are worth it. Contact Towson Medical Equipment today and find the stair lift that is right for you and regain your peace of mind.