America’s older population is in the midst of unprecedented growth as reported by a study done by the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. The study also found that in 2011, 60 percent of households aged 80 and older and 47 percent of those aged 65-79 had lived in the same residence for 20 or more years. More and more people are choosing to remain in their homes as they age, and for those who live in easily accessible single floor homes, remaining safe and independent is much easier to achieve. For those who live in a house or condo with multiple levels, navigating spaces such as stairways may become more difficult as time goes on, especially if yourself or a family member has mobility difficulties. It can be equally difficult to consider leaving your home after spending so many years there as well.
An alternative solution for those who don’t wish to leave their home and who want to remain independent is having a personal stairlift installed. Stairlifts help those with difficulty navigating stairs and having a stairlift in your private residence will allow you to keep your independence at home and it will make aging in place easier.
Chair Lifts Lakewood
If you are considering getting a chair lift for your home in Lakewood, WA, there are a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind. Chair lifts are designed to fit straight, standard staircases, but they can also be customized to fit a curved or non standard staircase. The chair design should easily fit within the railing of your staircase, but you can change the seat type depending on your personal preferences and needs. You could have a seat that’s very minimal and doesn’t crowd your staircase landing or you could have a seat that swivels and folds with a lifting footrest. The design options don’t just stop with the seating either. Chair lifts can even be customized to match and blend in with your home’s decor.
Chair Lift for Stairs Lakewood
Getting older is hard enough and you should be allowed to remain at home for as long as you are able while remaining safe and comfortable. That shouldn’t change, even if you have mobility issues or have difficulties climbing up and down stairs. A chair lift for stairs ensures that you or your family will be safe, secure, and comfortable while navigating between the different floors of a house or condo. If you have multiple staircases in your home, it’s never too early to start preparing for the future.
Call The Olympic Elevator Company at (425) 549-4642 and learn more about the services we offer and provide for those interested in installing a chair lift for stairs in their Lakewood or Pierce County home.