A stairlift is an important mobility-enhancement device for many. And it’s important to note that a stairlift is not just for those who have extreme mobility problems. It’s for anyone who can capably walk but who has trouble ascending or descending stairs. It’s also a terrific solution—and one that might positively change a person’s life and outlook—for anyone who has mobility problems associated with stroke or heart disease, those who suffer the stiffness and pain of arthritis, or anyone recovering from surgery or injury. If a person’s mobility is decreasing progressively due to disease or other factors, a stairlift may not be the best option for the long term.
Many don’t want to move into a new single-level home just because of decreased or impaired mobility. And they shouldn’t have to move. For some, the stairlift opens up the rest of the house to daily comings and goings, ascending and descending the stairs without the threat of pain or instability. And it provides peace of mind for those wo care and who can’t always be there to help; it’s a relief to know that someone we care for isn’t at constant risk of a fall on the stairs.
There are a few considerations for who can safely operate a stairlift. The person for whom the stairlift is installed should be able to walk safely on flat ground. They should be able to walk capably and to be able to bend their knees to get into the seated position. If a person cannot accurately sit down in the chair a stairlift might not be the best option. The user should also be capable to operate the stairlift’s controls.
A stairlift is a terrific option for those who need it. It’s a wonderful device that can bolster independence for many. If you or someone you care about could benefit from a stairlift, or if you would like to speak with the mobility experts at G and J Enterprises about a stairlift or other mobility aid, then call today.