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As a person reaches a point in life - due to age or early disability -- where walking up and down stairs becomes difficult, the benefits of a power stair lift are more obvious: The lift can move a person up and down stairs. For many residents living in the Lehigh Valley, including the older cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, there are many two-story dwellings with second-story bathrooms, and if one desires to remain safely at home then a stair lift is a must. But there are other benefits, as well. A power stair lift:
- Reduces the risk of falling. A power stair lift can be installed proactively -- while the person is still able to maneuver on stairs. However, most stair lifts are ordered when people are in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility and cannot return to a home with multiple levels. When it is physically impossible for a person to get up and down the stairs, a stair lift isn't just a preventative measure, but a necessity.
- Gives peace of mind to the caregiver or family member.
- Costs much less than having a vertical stair lift, home elevator or elevator-type lift installed. It costs much less to have two wheelchairs - one on each level - than to have an elevator installed in the home. Used stair lifts are an option which can help bring the cost down drastically.
- Stair lifts can be used for things other than helping people up and down the stairs. Someone who can walk on stairs easily but can't carry items up and down might use a lift to send things like laundry, household supplies or other items up or down stairs.
Aside from the real financial cost of the stair lift, the chair lift provides real peace of mind for both the user and family members. The intangible value for an individual to continue living in their home where they are most comfortable is, as they say, priceless! Remaining at home or having the ability to return home after a stint in a hospital or rehab has been shown to boost spirits and raise the overall quality of life.
A power stair lift is more affordable than you may think and there are numerous options available including rental stair lifts and even used stair lifts. For those who strictly prefer buying a new straight lift then they is also a stair lift buyback program offered that decreases one's overall cost of ownership. Contact Power Stair Lifts today for a free estimate.