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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As with every other stage of life, growing older comes complete with its own unique set of pros and cons. It’s an unfortunate fact that the cons are probably the aspects of senior living we tend to talk and think about the most.
If you’re someone who has experienced a loss of mobility, for instance, you may be under the assumption that many of the hobbies and past times you once enjoyed will someday soon no longer be available to you. That’s certainly an understandable worry, especially if you live in a home with multiple floors, and with hobby rooms set up in various locations around the house.
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Spend some time reading through the archives of our blog, and you’ll notice soon enough that nearly each one of the posts here describes or otherwise explains a scenario in which a stairlift can significantly improve the life of an elderly or disabled member of your family.
Perhaps that elderly or disabled person is you.
If so, we certainly hope you’ve found something on our blog that has convinced you that a stairlift—whether purchased new or used, or even rented temporarily—truly can make your day-to-day life less stressful and more pleasant overall.
But in this blog post, we’d like to introduce a slightly different concept. We’d like to explain to you the stair lift benefits for the other members of your family as well—family members who wouldn’t normally see a need for a home stairlift.
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A Handicap Chairlift Can Make Your Life Easier
For most of us, the question of whether or not a building or a home has stairs is something we rarely think about.
But for people who don’t have the full use of their legs, not having access can mean the end of a night out. It can mean they can’t shop in a certain store, or visit a friend’s home.
Older or disabled people can face this kind of hardship on a regular basis in public. There’s no reason they should have to face it at home.
That’s where owning a handicap chairlift—like the ones provided by PA Stairlifts—comes in. It’s a piece of equipment that can change your life in any number of ways. Depending on your situation or that of your loved ones, it can also keep you from having to change your life.
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Often, stairs are the biggest obstacle for people with mobility problems. That’s particularly true if they want to remain in their own homes. To restore their independence and boost their mobility, stair lifts are the way to go.
For many deserving people, however, purchasing a stair lift may not always be a realistic option. They are rarely covered by insurance companies. And even if they are partially covered, the cost can still be prohibitive.
This is just one of the reasons so many seniors and other people with mobility issues consider the option of stairlift rentals in PA rather than buying. Before renting, however, it is paramount important to take a close look at all the pros and cons where renting is concerned. There are a number of factors you may need to consider before settling on renting a stair lift as an effective alternative to buying.
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Remember when the busy Christmas Eve traffic was the only thing complicated about the holiday season? Remember when traveling across the state – or even to the other side of the county – to visit family was as simple as hopping on a plane or behind the wheel of your car?
If you have mobility issues, you may be worried about what the holiday season might look like this year – that’s only natural.
If you invite friends or family to your home, for instance, will you feel like too much of a burden if you end up needing help to get up and down the stairs?
Maybe you’d like to visit your children at their home for the holidays, but find yourself worrying that your lack of mobility might make for awkward or uncomfortable situations.
If those sound at all like the sort of thoughts that have been running through your head, take heart, because there is a solution.