Reason to install a stairlift ( Top 8 Reasons )
Nowadays, moving around the house or workplace amidst immobility caused by accidents, diseases or unavoidable aging years is possible through a wheelchair.
However, using a wheelchair has physical and spatial limitations. First, to get around through a wheelchair, sometimes one will need a family member or a caregiver to navigate around. Second, wheelchair users encounter spatial constraints that limit their way of life.
To continue with one’s routine, it pays to make adjustments in one’s living standards.
First and most important among these is considering installing a stair lift in one’s place. Doing so has a number of benefits to wheelchair users.
1. Be independent in your own home
Losing mobility whether one is an aging person with aches and pains or a young person disabled by accident or a disease is a disappointing reality that one has to face and live with despite the use of a wheelchair because they can no longer move around in their homes with ease and comfort. With a stairlift in place, one can move from one floor to another as if reviving lost mobility with just a click of a button. One does not need a family member or a caregiver to transport oneself from the first floor to the second floor of the house or workplace.
2. Feel safer and experience peace of mind
Many senior citizens experience fall and suffer injuries while using a wheelchair in the safety of their own homes. This can be disheartening and makes one regard the stairs as one of the most dangerous areas of the house. The stairlift will give peace of mind as it enables one to move up and down safely without the fear of tripping, slipping or missing a step. Stairlifts for wheelchair are designed tailor-fit to one’s specific needs after a thorough survey and evaluation of the user and the area of installation. They also come with a battery backup in case of a power outage in the area to prevent being stranded.
As stairlifts are designed tailor-fit to the users needs and spatial requirements, they can be installed in any type of staircase whether straight, curved or several levels of the house, or at any side of the staircase providing plenty of room to go up and down. Also, to ease movement, stairlifts have controls for both left- and right handed.
4. Comfort and Convenience
Stairlifts are easy to use and the soft seat provide comfort to the user. As they are designed to carry from 120kg to 140kg, users can comfortably move up and down the stairs without fear of falling down. Also, the arm and footrest is another convenient and comfortable feature that provides rest to the arms and feet especially among users who don’t have much strength.
5. Experience happiness once more
A stairlift gives back the right to enjoy moving freely and confidently in one’s house or workplace. This is because a stairlift is more than a mobility aid. It enables the user to live happily in one’s own home or workplace like before. A stairlift can even match the interior of your home.
6. Economical and Practical
The Australian population is ageing, with older Australians a growing proportion of the total population. In 2017, 15% of Australians (3.8 million) were aged 65 and over; this proportion is projected to grow steadily over the coming decades. And it is expected to double in the coming years. This proves that people are now living longer and thus, there is a need for the elderly to live independently. It is wise to consider installing a stairlift to your 2-storey house. It is affordable, safe, and practical. In addition, you will be saving thousands of dollars that would be used in senior living facility or in constructing additional room in the lower floors.
7. Standard Space Footprint
It is a standard practice for stairlift providers to visit the place of residence to determine the condition of the stairs while taking measurements to provide the right fit for the user. Additional factors to consider include the user’s dominant hand and user’s weight and height to accurately offer a stairlift that will suits their requirements.
8. Indoor and Outdoor Use
Stairlifts can be installed not only indoors, but outdoors as well. It is convenient to also install in one’s patio, deck, or porch that has front walkway steps and stairs.
In conclusion, whether you have an elderly parent or husband or a disabled or injured family member it is essential to consider having a stairlift that will enable them to live on and continue with life as they know it. Do your research and contact the best and reliable stairlift provider that will help you address your needs.
To give you more idea about stairlifts features and specifications. Please see below the lists of our stairlift ranges.
The Levant stairlift range delivers a solution for all indoor straight staircase requirements and budgets.
Rated load: 140kg
Travel height: 5m STD (Additional track can be added)
Seat configurations: Manual or Powered Swivel
Drive system: Rack/Pinion
Manufacturer: Thyssen Krupp
Thinnest Single Rail Worldwide, Elegance and technology are a perfect combination within this system. Otolift is the best-selling stairlift in our Sydney and Brisbane branch.
Rated load: 125-150kg
Travel height: Up to 12m
Landings: up to 6
Seat configurations: Manual or Powered Swivel
Drive system: Brushless Motor
Platform lift for straight and winding staircases.
Rated load: 225kg (300kg also available)
Travel height: Up to 30m (Further available by request)
Landings: up to 5
Entry configurations: Can enter/exit from up to three sides
Drive system: Electric/Geared Pinion
Manufacturer: Ascendor Liftechnik
Direct Lifts is an Australian-owned and operated company that has sourced the most innovative residential lift range in Australia.
“Lifts that last” is represented in all aspects of our lift range to ensure you have a quality product that not only is aesthetically pleasing but will work long into the future via the components being sourced from the world’s best-known suppliers.