It can be hard to believe that one day we will get old, that our body will gradually wither and deteriorate. Most of us don’t realize our own mortality until it finally hits us. Growing old can sometimes be a painful process and with it comes a lot of discomforts. The dependency that accompanies it can be hard to cope with. Every person regardless of age has a right to their dignity. But when your knees hurt from arthritis or other ailments, you can’t help but accept aid from others.
If we are particularly talking about knee pain, the modern science has found a solution to this problem, in the form of stair lifts. Stair lifts have been in the market since the early 1930s when most people suffered from polio, but still, not many people know about this. If you are old and have difficulties climbing up and down the stairs in your home but don’t want to ask anyone for assistance, then a stair lift can be your best friend. Here are some reasons why you should be thinking about installing one in your home.
It Provides Independence
The first and foremost reason is that it allows independence and freedom. Stair lifts are not only for seniors but for disabled people as well who have mobility issues. A stair lift allows you to move freely in your home and provides access to all parts of the house, so you won’t have to depend on other people to move about.
It is Easy to Use
Stairlifts works on electrical as well as mechanical principle. It is basically an escalator but with a chair on it. You can sit on the chair and control the lift with a toggle located on the armrest. It can also be controlled by remote control and it has a built-in battery system as well, in case of a power shortage.
Safe and Comfortable
It can appear a little dangerous to some people, however, the manufacturers have taken all possible safety measures while designing them. It has a seat belt to which you can buckle yourself up. The movement of a stair lift is stable and in addition to these features, it also comes with a lock mechanism. You can lock the chair to restrict kids from using it.
It is Affordable
Stair lifts are convenient as well as affordable. The cost of a stair lift ranges from $3000 to $5000. It may seem expensive to some people but considering all the features and comfort that comes with it, I’d say it’s a good investment for old age. Plus they are available for straight as well as curved staircases, which increases their plus points.
About The Author:
Mike Smith is the freelance health writer. He is passionate to write about men’s health, diabetes, endocrinology, and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.