With the passing of years, older adults often find the ability to walk up and down a staircase in their home can become compromised, if not impossible. In addition, while traversing stairs may still be possible with varying degrees of difficulty, the risk of a dangerous fall is to be avoided, especially if one lives alone.
At one time this challenge meant an individual had to forego using the stairs, or use them with great caution and care to avoid a tumble and its potentially catastrophic consequences. In many cases individuals had to move away from familiar surroundings into a new and unfamiliar residence which had no stairs.
“According the U.S. Census Bureau…Between 2012 and 2050, the United States will experience considerable growth in its older population. In 2050, the population aged 65 and over is projected to be 83.7 million, almost double its 2012 estimate.
The baby boomers are largely responsible for this increase in the older population, as they began turning 65 in 2011” – census.gov
Stairlifts Allow Baby Boomers To Stay in Their Homes
Today there is a solution to this challenge: a stairlift. Stairlifts and/or stair lifts are medical equipment that attach to a staircase, enabling the user to go up or down as needed.
Stairlifts are available in several different forms to best accommodate the requirements of the person or persons using it. Straight Stairlifts can be installed on most standard staircases. Custom Stairlift installations are available for those requiring more customized solutions, like a curved stairway or even more unusual configurations.
Indoor Stairlifts can be installed on interior stairs and all weather outdoor stairlifts are available for porch stairs, and exterior stairways leading into the home.
For those individuals who benefit from a more sturdy unit, heavy duty stairlifts which accommodate those who weigh more than 300 pounds are also available.
The Valley of the Sun region, made up by the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan area, has been a top retirement destination for some time. Over the past several decades, Phoenix, AZ has become the 5th largest city in the U.S.
“Over the next 15 years, the average age of Arizona’s population will steadily rise. In fact, by 2020, one in four Arizonans will be over the age of 60.” –govtrans.az.gov
Phoenix, AZ Stairlift Sales & Installation
Power Mobility & Lifts offers both Stairlift Sales and Installation in Metro Phoenix for those who are seeking help in safely getting up or down their stairs. A free in-home consultation is encouraged to evaluate your specific situation. Contact us today to discuss your needs and schedule a no-obligation evaluation.
Our factory trained professionals will answer your questions, We also offer complete maintenance and repair services. Serving Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler, Goodyear, Tempe, Peoria, Surprise, Maricopa County, and Pinal County.
Stay in your home and regain your mobility and independence, safely and comfortably. Contact us today!