As one gets older, traveling up and down the stairs can be increasingly difficult. Elderly individuals may experience tiredness, shortness of breath, or even soreness.
Sadly, millions of people aged 65 and older fall each year. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of four older persons will fall each year, and falling once will double the chances that that person will fall again.
At the same time, most older individuals do not want to move from their homes. The American Association of Retired Persons found that nearly 90% of people over 65 years of age want to live in their homes for as long as possible.
One way to increase safe mobility while still allowing elderly individuals to live in their homes is to install a stair lift. Stair lifts are a cost-effective way to increase an older person’s independence by making their home more accessible and safe.Read More