Aging-in-Place: What to Consider When Selecting a Stair Lift

Aging-in-Place Stair LiftsAre you or a loved one finding it increasingly difficult to move around in your home? As you get older, you may be finding that mobility is an issue. It might be time to discuss aging-in-place remodeling projects with a local contractor. There are many great options for both bathroom and kitchen updates. However, you might be looking for a way to make moving between floors easier. Adding a stair lift may be the best option. Here are several things you should consider when deciding which stair lift to install.

Staircase Size and Shape

Is your staircase straight or curved? Straight staircases require a relatively simple stair lift, while those that are curved can require a more involved installation process. Knowing the shape and size will tell you where to start your stair lift search.

Physical Conditions

When picking a stair lift, always keep in mind one’s physical condition. It’s a good idea to test and retest the setup before installation. This way you will know it will work for your specific needs.

The Carriage

The carriage is likely the most important part of a stair lift. This is where you or your loved one will be sit. So take great care in selecting the right one. Spend time considering seat height, swiveling, and seat belts before finalizing plans with your home remodeling company.

Looking for Professional Assistance with Aging-in-Place Remodeling?

Do you want to add grab bars during a bathroom upgrade or have a stair lift installed? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Bellingham is here to help you with all of your aging-in-place remodeling needs. We offer a large variety of services and will be happy to answer any and all of your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, visit our website. You can also call (360) 558–3171 to make an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

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