It’s a love-hate relationship. We love our homes and most seniors indicate they want to stay in them as long as they can. But over the years, we start to hate the stairs. Stairs pose both a challenge and a risk for seniors who remain in their homes as they age.
Not only do stairs increase the risk for a fall, but stairlifts which are promoted as a cheap solution are also attributing to more falls.
A report published in April 2020 by the UK Trauma Audit and Research Network saw that as the population aged, there was a growing usage of stairlifts. With that growing usage there was a co-relation to a growing amount of injuries when one tries to get off of the stairlift and statistics showed that 16% of falls from getting off a stairlift resulted in mortality. They concluded with that statement, “Given the increasing use of stairlifts in our ageing population, strategies should be considered to make them safer.”
The safest way to use the stairs is to avoid them altogether, which is where the Homelift rises to the challenge. Installed in your home away from the stairs, it’s an aesthetically pleasing and versatile option that doesn’t add an obstacle on the stairs for other family members.
Whether you are planning for the future or are at the point where stairs are difficult. The Homelift is designed to be easily installed and give you the stylish, safe and versatile solution for your mobility needs.
Featuring modern details and finishes, the Homelift can be finished to complement any home’s interior. It is also compactly designed to fit in 99% of homes.
The versatility of a Homelift by Cambridge Elevating is in the ability to move laundry, luggage, a wheelchair and up to 2 persons at a time from floor to floor. When not in use it can be hidden from sight by sending it to a different floor.
To learn more about our Homelifts, contact Brian today for your free in-home consultation to see if a Homelift is the right product for you and your home.