When you lose your ability to walk and bear weight on your legs normally, you may find yourself relegated to using a mobility device like a wheelchair. However, when you live in a multi-level house, you cannot easily access the upper levels. You cannot walk up and down the stairs as you once did.
Instead of living solely downstairs, you can get up and down the stairs by using a device that can bear your weight and carry you upstairs and downstairs as needed. You can benefit from installing and using stair lifts in your home.
Safe Weight Bearing
The stair lifts that you can install and use in your home are built to withstand your weight as you go up and down the stairs. You might hesitate to allow anyone to carry you up and down because you fear people not being able to handle how much that you weigh. You do not want you and the other person carrying you to fall down the stairs.
However, new stair lifts are designed to handle several hundred pounds at the same time. You can easily sit in it and ride up and down the stairs without the worry of falling out or the lift crashing.
Mobility Device Accessible
The stair lifts that you can use in your home are also built to accommodate your mobility device. It can connect to the handles and back of your wheelchair. You can actually just sit in your wheelchair and connect it to the stair lifts to ride up and down the stairs.
You avoid having to hold onto your mobility device while you ride in the lift. You can get your wheelchair to the upper levels of the home without having anyone carry it for you.
Finally, stair lifts are designed to deliver you safely to the landing of the stairwell so you avoid the risk of falling down the stairs. It can set you safely in the hallway so you can detach your wheelchair and roll away from the lift easily. You do not have to stand and walk away from the stairwell on your own and put your balance at risk.
Stair lifts are designed to make your life easier and safer. They can accommodate your weight and spare anyone from having to carry you. It also accommodates your mobility device and delivers you safely to the landing of the stairwell.