Imagine how much easier it would be to get out of bed in the morning if you had easy access from your bedroom to the bathroom and kitchen below. You could get up on your own terms rather than relying on others for assistance when needed most urgently (like at night).
If you or a loved one has limited mobility, a vertical platform lift may be the best option for making your home more accessible. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are the leading cause of death from injury for adults 65 years and older. In fact, it’s estimated that one out of three seniors will suffer from some form of an injury due to falling down stairs or getting up from chairs or beds over the course of their lifetime. This doesn’t just affect the elderly, however–falls are an even greater risk for those with limited mobility.
Interested in discovering what a vertical platform lift can add to your home? Read on to learn more, and Contact Mission Health + Home to get started!
Benefits of Installing a Vertical Platform Lift
1. Safe Mobility
First and foremost, a vertical platform lift is intended to promote safe mobility around one’s home. With this home modification, you will no longer need to rely on others to help you get around or, worse, risk an injury.
Vertical platform lifts are easy to use, even for people with limited mobility. New technology and many safety features make them safe for those of all abilities to use. Their ease of use and simple design help elderly individuals and those with high mobility needs remain independent for longer periods and reduce the burden of others.
3. Lack of Maintenace
A vertical platform lift is a relatively low-maintenance home modification. The fact that it is easy to maintain makes it a great option for those who want their home modification investment to last as long as possible—and who don’t want any unexpected costs down the line. This is especially important if you need additional types of equipment in your house.
Vertical platform lifts are generally more affordable than other types of home modifications. Because they can be installed in existing homes, they make it possible for people who might otherwise need to move out of their homes to remain where they feel most comfortable.
Because of their durability, they’re also much less likely than other types of accommodations to need repairs or maintenance work. Additionally, they are quite compact, so they aren’t too obtrusive or distracting in the home.
4. Reduced Strain on Caregivers
Needing caregivers, whether they are professionals or family members, can be quite stressful on both sides. For an individual with limited mobility, relying on another person to move about their home and complete daily tasks can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Furthermore, lifting the person or helping them get around can be very physically demanding for the caregiver. Because of it’s simplicity and ease of use, a vertical platform lift will greatly reduce the strain that is placed on the caregiver, and the individual with mobility needs as a result.
5. Comfort & Peace of Mind
All in all, home accessibility modifications greatly improve quality of life. If you have mobility needs, getting around the house can be a huge challenge. A vertical platform lift will allow you to remain in your home and enjoy its comfort without having to worry about pain, discomfort, or risk of injury. We guarantee the peace of mind you and your loved ones will make all the difference.
Rely On Mission Health + Home
When your loved one is aging in place or has high accessibility needs, you can rely on the durability and convenience of a vertical platform lift. Mission Health + Home is dedicated to reducing your struggles–and a vertical platform lift is a simple way to do just that.
Based in Rochester, NY, we are a leading supplier of vertical platform lifts. Ready to get started? Contact us today for a free assessment!