Lots of people throughout Ireland suffer from reduced mobility, this can be as a result of ageing, due to a medical condition or because they’ve had an accident. No matter what the cause of limited mobility may be, for these people navigating their home can become difficult. For many, one of the most challenging parts of getting around can be climbing up and down the stairs.
Moving between floors in your home can become impossible and can easily make your life difficult and increase dependency. This can be incredibly frustrating for lots of people and often leaves them looking for a solution. These days, thankfully, a stairlift is usually the perfect mobility aid for anyone in this situation. Stairlifts are one of the best options for getting up and down stairs safely and here’s why.
Prevents you needing to move home
When the stairs become a real challenge, many people tend to consider downsizing to a single-level home or even moving into a supported living facility. Both of these options aren’t just incredibly expensive, but they also mean you need to leave your home, something that most people don’t really want to do.
Simply installing a stairlift means that you can remain in your own home for even longer. With a stairlift, you will never have to worry about needing something from upstairs again. You can go up and down the stairs as many times a day as you’d like without having to worry about the pain, energy and time it will take to do so. They can take away any restrictions or challenges and provide you with the freedom that you should have in your own home.
Supports you safely and comfortably
Using the stairs with reduced mobility can be really dangerous and lots of falls take place on the stairs. Other options that are suggested to help you climb up and down the stairs aren’t always that safe and often overlook some of the necessities for feasibility and comfort too. This is where, yet again, a stairlift becomes the best option available.
A lot of thought has gone into the design of stairlifts to ensure that they are the safest and most reliable way to move up and down your home. Stairlifts are fitted with numerous different safety features including safety belts and footrests. The railings of the stairlift are installed into the wall too so, there are no chances of you falling. Not to mention the fact that stairlifts are incredibly comfortable as well with padded seats and armrests, so they provide everything you require.
Restores your independence
Independence is such a huge part of life and losing this can affect different people in various ways. It goes without saying that if there was a way to avoid needing to rely on family members, friends or professional carers to get around your home then everyone would be interested.
This is the independence that a stairlift can give. You can regain your freedom as the stairlift will provide you with a safe and easy way to access all floors in your home. They are so easy to use too, all you have to do is get comfortable on the seat, strap yourself in and turn the lift on. Thankfully, they aren’t complex at all and can enable you to get yourself to the next floor in your house in just a few seconds.
Installing a stairlift
All in all, stairlifts can really help anyone that is struggling with climbing up and down the stairs on a daily basis. They are a great solution for almost everyone that is struggling with mobility and can be the perfect solution to help you live an independent life for as long as possible.
If you would like to find out more about stairlifts in general or the different types that are available to you, visit the ISB Mobility website today. We specialise in mobility aids, disability aids and walking aids, so you can trust that we are experienced and knowledgeable in this industry. Our friendly team will gladly answer any questions that you might have and help you to find the perfect stairlift for your home.