Having a stairlift in Pennsylvania homes makes life much safer and increases your mobility. Stairs can become a dangerous challenge and difficult to navigate when you get older, or if you’ve been injured. When these situations occur, many feel they have to move from their home or live in an alternative location, but with a stairlift in Pennsylvania homes, you can safely stay in your house.
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Pennsylvania Stair Lifts is your solution if you are looking for used stair lifts in Philadelphia, PA. There are times when a person finds they need a temporary stair lift to help them through a recovery process after an illness or injury. A used stair lift installed as a temporary device to assist you through recovery will avoid the expense of buying a lift. These lifts are also much safer to use when navigating stairways than using a walking aid.
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Getting your home ready for the future when you won’t have the same ease of mobility you do today means you can stay in your home during your golden years. Most homes were not built for the demand mobility issues will present. These issues can include bathtub walls, slippery hardwood floors, or a tall staircase. As you age, chances are you will have to make some modifications to ensure your independence and personal safety.
Stair lifts in New Jersey homes are a way to solve some of the common problems associated with aging mobility. You and your loved ones will have peace of mind knowing you can safely reach the upper or lower levels of your home. When thinking about stair lifts in New Jersey, you want to choose the right one for your needs.
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There are typically three different types of people who consider a stair lift in Delaware. One of them being those who need immediate help with accessing the upper level of their home. Another is someone looking at future needs and anticipate they will need this help soon. Continue reading "Are You in Need of a Stair Lift for a Loved One in Delaware?"
There’s a reason a lot of us find this time of year so stressful. The holidays can be anything but a holiday when you’re hosting guests.
And when one of those guests has a disability, your job goes beyond basic cooking and cleaning to making sure your home is as accessible as it is hospitable.
That’s why many people rent stair lifts around this time of year: it gives their guests who might have mobility challenges a way to access every part of the home.
But that’s not the only thing you can do to help visitors who might have disabilities. Here’s a list of some of the ways you can make your home more accessible and welcoming this year.
For guests with mobility issues
- As we said earlier, you might want to rent a stair lift for the holidays. This will help both wheelchair users and older visitors who might have trouble on the steps.
- You can also rent a temporary wheelchair ramp if your home has a lot of steps.
- Invest in a shower seat and removable showerhead for guests that will be staying overnight.
- Remove things that might become low-level obstacles, such as throw rugs or power cords.
- Most wheelchairs are between 24 and 27 inches wide. Give wheelchair users enough space to go from room to room. This may mean – temporarily – removing smaller pieces of furniture.
For guests with Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Speak with their caregivers ahead of time to learn your guest’s emotional triggers or stressors.
- Put up a sign to guide people to the bathroom.
- Set aside a quiet space where guests can nap if they feel restless.
- Lock doors and block stairways.
- Your guests may remember you, but they may not always remember recent milestones. You may have to talk about things like a wedding or the birth of a grandchild as if they’re learning about it for the first time.
- Above all, remain positive and try to answer their questions in a way that doesn’t make them feel bad about forgetting things.
For guests who are deaf or have trouble hearing
- Make eye contact when you talk with them, even if you’re speaking to someone acting as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. If there’s no interpreter on hand, have a note pad handy – or just write things using the notes app on your phone.
- Better still, learn a few phrases in ASL, like “It’s good to see you” or “It’s time for dinner.”
- Communicate normally. There’s no need to shout or make overexaggerated movements with your mouth while speaking.
For guests with visual impairments
- Allow them to take your elbow for guidance when showing them around. Keep an eye out for steps and inclines.
- Show them to their seats at meals and let them know where things are on the table using clock directions. (“The cranberry sauce is at your two o’clock.”)
- There’s no need to speak to people with visual impairment in a louder voice.
- Introduce yourself with a hug or handshake, saying your name in the process. If there’s someone else with you, let the guest know where they are in relation to you. (“My son Jim is standing to my right.”)
- If you need to move to another room during a conversation, be sure to let the guest know. (“I’m just stepping into the kitchen for a second.”)
Your holiday guests deserve to feel at home in your house, no matter their circumstances. At Pennsylvania Stairlifts, we’ve dedicated ourselves to making that happen.
Whether you need a permanent stair lift installation or just want to rent a stair lift for the holidays, we’re ready to help. Contact us today to learn more about our stair lift rentals. We look forward to helping your guests feel at home.
For many people, a stair lift becomes a permanent – and highly useful – fixture in your home.
But maybe that’s not the case for you. Maybe you have a relative coming to stay, and you know they won’t be able to handle your stairs, but you want to make your entire home accessible.
Perhaps temporary lift chair rental is the answer.
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A stair lift installation can change your life, or at the very least, the character of your home.
It’s a big purchase, and like any major purchase – your house, a new car – it’s one you shouldn’t make without first asking questions.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of questions you should ask before your stair lift installation begins. It’s information any stair lift company offering stair lifts for sale in Pennsylvania should provide.
1. Will it fit?
The stair lift you choose should be available to accommodate different types of staircases: straight or curved. Ideally, you should choose a stair lift with a modular design, which means installation will be simple, with no changes to your home.
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When you bought your home or your last car, you probably asked a lot of questions.
It’s just good practice when making any important purchase. You want as much information as possible.
The same principle applies when installing a stair lift in your home. Here are five questions you should ask before you buy.
1. Who needs a stair lift?
There’s no one type of person who needs a stair lift. You should consider installing one if you or anyone in your home has trouble getting up and down the stairs.
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There’s a lot of work that goes into getting your home ready for holiday guests: cooking, cleaning, adding fresh sheets to the guest room.
But when one of your guests has a disability, your job is to make your home not just hospitable, but accessible. If this is new territory for you, don’t worry. We’ve put together a few tips to help guests who have disabilities feel more at home.
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When we think of someone using a chair lift, it’s tempting to picture a person who has permanently lost their ability to make it up and down the steps.
But sometimes the need for a chair lift is just temporary. If you’ve just gotten out of the hospital, or are returning home after spending time in a rehabilitation center, it’s important to have support in place. Physical and occupational therapists know the value of renting a chair lift for your home while you’re in the midst of your recovery.
Let’s look at some of the benefits of renting a chair lift.
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