As people age, it can become increasingly difficult to do things that were once easy, such as walking up and down a flight of stairs. Many people believe that if they cannot climb stairs, they either have to limit themselves to the ground floor or move into another home with a single level. However, there are several other options that can allow seniors to improve mobility and remain independent.
A residential elevator is the easiest way to travel safely from floor to floor in a home. An elevator can be installed in a house of nearly any size. It can be tucked into a corner behind a wall, attach to a balcony, or travel through a hole in the floor. Elevators come in a wide range of sizes and configurations that can fit in nearly any house.
If you don’t have the space or money for an elevator, a stair lift is a good alternative. A stair lift travels along a staircase from one level to another. A stair lift can be customized to fit virtually any straight or curved staircase and even a narrow staircase. Stair lifts have a variety of weight capacities and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
If you or a family member uses a wheelchair to get around and an elevator is not an option, a wheelchair lift could be the solution. A wheelchair lift can travel either vertically or up an incline along a staircase to transport a senior citizen in a wheelchair safely from floor to floor with the press of a button.
An elevator, stair lift, or wheelchair lift can improve mobility for a senior citizen who is no longer able to use the stairs. By making all of the floors in the home accessible, a senior can remain independent and continue to live in the house that is full of family memories.