Nerve damage. Vertigo. Chronic pain syndrome. These are just a few of the many, many medical conditions that can transform the life of an otherwise independent person into one of almost endless inconvenience.
That’s because it’s not always easy to get from point A to point B when your hips, or your knees, or your feet are in a near constant state of pain.
And if there’s one single residential feature that seems to create more aggravation and bother for semi-mobile people with pain issues than just about anything else in the home, it’s most definitely a set of stairs.
Here in the Philadelphia region, and even in parts of Montgomery County and Bucks County, homes with as many as three staircases are nearly standard-issue. That’s a scenario that can make everyday activities — walking upstairs to the restroom, for instance, or walking downstairs to do the laundry or the dishes — almost impossible for those with lower extremity pain.
A residential stair lift, in fact, can literally be a lifesaver for anyone dealing with pain issues.