Stairways and elevated floors are major challenges for many individuals, seniors and those recovering from an injury. Today, more than 1/3 of the population above the age of 75, has some form of mobility restriction. For many the stairs has become a handicap. Platform lifts are a good option for them, being designed to raise the consumer and their wheelchair, scooter or power chair to the desired level. These lifts are durable and ensure easy accessibility both indoors and outdoors. They help to overcome barriers such as stairs and give easier access to the home.
Persons with limited mobility due to old age or disability often feel compelled to move from their multi-level home
As we get older and our health becomes more fragile, problems may arise which can reduce our level of independence. Fortunately, there are many mobility aids which restore our sense of independence. The most popular being the stair lift.
For people with mobility issues, the right kind of home modification can be life changing.
Whether it’s something as simple as grab bars that make your bathroom safer or a stair lift that lets you retain access to both floors of your home, home modifications give senior citizens and people with disabilities a sense of comfort, safety and dignity.
And while making these kinds of changes to your home might seem like more than you can afford, there are government programs that can help you pay for home modifications.
In this week’s blog post, we’ll look at how those programs work.