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4 Reasons to Invest in a Stairlift

Category: Aging in Place
September 18, 2020

Let’s face it, stairlifts aren’t cheap. The average price of a straight stairlift ranges from  $2,800 to $5,000. So why would anyone spend that type of money on one? There are many reasons why people choose to invest in this type of machinery. Take a look at four of the top reasons why people invest in a stairlift and why you should consider doing the same. 

 

Reduces Risk of Injury

 

Stairs pose some risk for even the most able-bodied. If you have decreased or limited mobility, then it poses an even greater risk for injury. As people get older, their balance, vision, and strength begin to deteriorate. All of those things are needed in order to go up and down the stairs safely. With a stairlift, they can avoid the risk of falling down the stairs since they are seated and the stairlift is doing the work for them. 

 

Improves Well-being

 

If the mere thought of going up and down stairs increases your heart rate, you can benefit from a stairlift. If you or your loved one deal with cardiovascular problems, it can be a struggle to use the stairs. By investing in a stairlift, you’re investing in your health as well. You don’t have to worry about your heart rate going up when you need to use the stairs because all you’ll have to do is sit down and push a button. 

 

Gives Relief from Temporary Disabilities 

 

If you\ve suffered an injury or had an operation on your lower body, investing in a stairlift is a good idea. Sure, it may be a temporary disability, but even a temporary disability can last a long time. Besides, you can still use it when you’re fully recovered on those days you just don’t feel like walking up and down stairs. 

 

Regains Independence 

 

Nobody likes having to rely on other people for help. When you invest in a stairlift, you invest in your independence. No more having to ask family members or caregivers to help you get up and down the stairs. You can do it on your own with the help of a stairlift. 

Want a Lift?

Whether you’re looking for stairlift rental in MD or looking to buy a stairlift, Freedom Mobility can help. Our goal is to keep all of our customers moving so we’re more than happy to talk about your stairlift options. Call or contact us today to learn more. 

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