For many seniors, the decision to leave their home and move into an assisted living facility is difficult. Even if they're still able to take care of the everyday things themselves, one of the biggest challenges in everyday life can be something most people take for granted: climbing up a flight of stairs.
Old age or a disability can limit your mobility; if that's the case with you, the answer can be as simple as getting a power chair to take you from downstairs to upstairs. They're easy to install and can fold out of the way, making them the perfect addition for your home.
If you're unsure if a stairlift is right for you, here are a few other benefits to consider.
When most people think of a "power chair" for their stairs, they usually think of a chair that is built into the stairway and carries them upstairs. That's certainly the most popular style, but elevator chair lifts are also available, which allows someone in a walker or a wheelchair to simply open a door, move inside the lift, and go upstairs just like an elevator. No matter your specific situation, there is a style of motorized chair for you.
Power chairs are designed with the user in mind. They move slowly so as not to jostle the rider while lifting, and they are usually padded with an extra layer of cushioning to make it easier on your joints. Add in some foldable armrests, and you've got a stairlift that you'll barely even know is moving.
You don't have to be a computer genius to operate a stairlift. There are usually just two buttons or even a single switch on a chair lift: one button to go up and one to go down. You simply sit in the chair, put on the seatbelt, and press the button to get moving. It will automatically stop at the end, allowing you to fold up the armrests and dismount.
If you have a two-story home and are unable to reach the second floor, you usually have two options: alter the structure of the house or move. Both of those options are much more expensive than simply adding a power chair to your house, which allows you the freedom to use every part of your home. It's a fantastic compromise that will give you freedom and allow you to stay in your home for years to come.
To learn more, contact a supplier that offers power chairs.