Stair lifts are something that may trigger memories of chairs attached to large staircases in the home. These lifts are used for that purpose and for helping the disabled or elderly navigate those stairs. However, there are other areas of your property that can benefit from similar types of stair lifts. Here are a few of those areas to consider for yourself or for a loved one who may have trouble navigating stairs.
If you have a patio that is lifted off the ground, you likely have stairs. These stairs can be difficult to navigate. With that in mind, you may want to consider a stair lift for the patio stairs. You may feel that it is unnecessary for stairs that are not tall; however, having the ability to navigate those stairs and venture onto the property easily may make a dramatic difference in the quality of life for you or your loved one.
If your home has a basement, then you know that navigating those stairs can be difficult even for someone that has no walking or stability issues. The issue with many home basements is that they house the laundry room, a family room, or storage of some kind. This means they often need to be accessed on a regular basis. You can have a stair lift installed on the basement stairs to help navigate the area. There are many stair lifts that are currently made for small spaces like basement stairs. Your service provider can discuss the options with you.
Outdoor Decks and Buildings
Some properties have outdoor living and storage areas that may double as entertaining areas. For example, you may have an outdoor deck that is used for small gatherings, warm weather living spaces, or other uses. You may also have outdoor storage buildings or garages that have stairs built into the design. You can have a stair lift placed on these stairs to open access to the areas. Keep in mind that if you are worried about the weather conditions, there are several designs of outdoor stair lifts available.
These are just a few of the areas on your property that can benefit from a stair lift. If you have an elderly family member or a loved one with disabilities who needs help navigating stairs, consider looking into a stair lift for these areas. When you are ready to have a stair lift installed, contact your local service provider. They can walk you through the process and install the stair lifts as needed.