For many seniors, climbing a set of stairs can feel like climbing a mountain in the Himalayas. Unfortunately, these mountains can be found in almost every home and when they lead to important rooms like the bathroom or the bedroom, it can be incredibly frustrating. Not to mention the injuries that happens due to stairs every year. Stats Canada estimates that, “approximately half of all falls that lead to hospitalization among seniors occur at home.” Stairs are particularly dangerous because of the likelihood of slipping, tripping and stumbling.
This is where stairlifts can save the day. Stairlifts are a fantastic, and cheaper, option for those with mobility issues than buying a new house. There are also many options when it comes to stairlifts. If you have a curved or straight staircase there are stairlifts specifically designed for every home. They even have stairlifts designed for the outdoors. It doesn’t matter if it lifts you over two, ten or twenty-five stairs, a stair lift can be installed where you need it. They are fairly easy to maintain as well. Unless there are any mechanical breakdowns, you should only need to call a maintenance company once a year to make sure everything is running as smooth and safely as possible.
Over the years we can grow quite attached to our homes. For some, they have left the rooms of their children the same since they left the nest. So when stairs become an issue, moving is out of the question. This leaves many seniors at risk of falling and putting themselves in the hospital. There are companies, like Yurek Mobility, who will assess your home and give you a quote free. If you install a stairlift, you can prevent future falls and hospitalizations due to tripping on the stairs. It’s that easy.