Stair Lifts

Stair lifts, or stair chairs as they are often referred to, can be a preferred option for senior homeowners who don’t want to invest in a traditional elevator.

Benefits of a Stair Lift

Here’s why:

Stair Lifts Are Easy to Operate

Most seniors can easily operate stair lifts by sitting on the seat, strapping on the seatbelt, and pressing the switch. At the destination, just press stop, release the switch, and take off the seatbelt. Two remotes are typically included in cases where the senior is at the top of the stairs but the chair lift is down at the bottom. Just grab the remote and the chair comes to you.

Stair Lifts Prevent Injuries

With a stair chair, you can more safely navigate stairs at home. Rather than climb up and down stairs all day, increasing the risk for a fall and using up valuable time, simply hop on the motorized chair to navigate between floors. Tripping on stairs is a big risk for seniors. Even missing one step can be catastrophic, with injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken hips. If the fall is severe enough, death can result.

Stair Lifts Offer a Comfortable Ride

Take a few beats to pause and relax while riding up and down the stairs with a motorized stair chair. Thanks to a soft back, seat, and armrests featuring padded cushions, this is a time of rest and rejuvenation.

Stair Lifts Encourage Independence

Difficulty climbing stairs may mean seniors aren’t even taking advantage of the upper levels of their home or the basement. A loss of independence can result, not to mention those floors that get no use can fall victim to disrepair. You’re paying to use the whole house: why not actually benefit from using every floor?

There’s no reason for upper levels to be off limits to you just because you suffer from mobility challenges. And you shouldn’t have to rely on assistance from an aide to walk you up and down stairs. Regain control and independence with a stair chair.

Stair Lifts Allow You to Age in Place

According to this study by the AARP, 90 percent of seniors would rather age at home than move into assisted living or a senior living community.

Buying a single-level home or moving into assisted living can be very cost prohibitive. A stair chair is a much more most affordable option if you plan to age in place. The average cost of a stair lift is $2,200-$5,000 (ranging from new to used, and includes installation). You can also take advantage of financing plans offered by various companies. When you compare that to  $10,000 a month for assisted living, the decision is clear.

Contact Mowrey Elevator

If you’re in the market for a stair chair or stair lift, browse our online catalog to view our models, then contact a Mowrey Representative for details.