If you’re looking for ‘stairlifts colorado springs,’ you’ve come to the right place. Stairlifts or stair chairs allow access to multiple levels of a home.
Many homeowners install 2 hand railings on their staircases. Having a railing on both sides of the stairs allows much safer stair use with both hands on railings. Once this is no longer enough for safe regular use of stairs, a stair chair is an excellent solution.
Much safer access to different levels of the home. Modern stair chairs offer trouble free operation with multiple safety and reliability features built in. These chairs allow a homeowner to utilize their often limited energy and stamina for other activities other than navigating stairs. This is know and conserving a person’s energy for performing their other required daily activities of Living (ADLs).
In cases where a bag or box is needed to be moved up or down a level of the house, it may take 2 hands to hold it. This is a major risk, and fear, for homeowners who rely on their staircase hand railings. They often need to ask others for help, or risk a fall performing the task. A stair chair can allow a person to sit in the chair while holding their package with both hands, and safely navigate the access to a different level of the house. This greatly increases independence and safety in the house. Also reducing the often disturbing need for seniors to ask for help and be reliant on others.
Standard use stair chairs are rated at 250 to 300 pounds capacity. Heavy duty models are designed to handle 500 to 600 pounds. All are electric hardwired powered with battery backups. Most manufactures of stair chairs offer models in which the seat folds up when not in use, allowing more access to foot traffic up and down the stairs.
Many chair units can swivel for ease of standing and sitting while transferring on and off the chair. This swivel allows a safe surface with no or little twisting needed for the sit and stand. This area is often a place where a hand support surface is needed. The staircase hand banister railing is usually used for a person to hold onto while transferring on and off the chair. If this hand support is not in place, grab bars or floor to ceiling support poles can be installed.
Often installed after a traumatic injury such as a fall in order to return and remain at home. These chairs often become a permanent fixture keeping the homeowner in their home. In cases such as progressive neurological diseases, a stair chair can be installed for future needs and planning.
Other homeowners may have more short term needs. Stair chairs can often be rented for a short time frame while a person recovers from an elective surgery. Post hip and knee replacement patients often do not want the chair for more than a few months. Or, they may be planning a move in the near future.
Always Go With ‘Certified’ Stairlift Installation Professionals
At Independent Home Living, LLC, we work with fully licensed and certified agencies to design, install, and warrant the installation of a stairlift in your home. Please contact us to request a free quote.