A stair lift is a mechanical device used to transport people up and down the side of a stairway. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and can usually be installed in a short period of time. If you're having problems or difficulties walking up and down your stairs, a stair lift could provide you with some relief.
Stair Lift Safety Advice
Whether or not you're planning on installing the stair lift yourself or
hiring a contractor to install one for you, make sure that you read and
understand how to operate the stair lift correctly.
Some of them come with safety mechanisms that could create a problem for you also, if they ever got turned off accidentally. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to contact a repairman to fix your stair lift, only to find out that a switch or key wasn't turned on.
Home Purchasing Advice For Anyone Over 50 Years Old
If you're planning on buying a home that you're going to live in for the
rest of your life, you should seriously consider purchasing a single
story house, instead of one of with a stairway.
I've worked on plenty of two-story homes for senior citizens who wish they lived in a single story house, but don't have the finances to move in to one. I even knew a few people who never even went upstairs, because it was too difficult for them to use the staircase.
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