For less able-bodied people, the past few months of the global pandemic have highlighted that staying safe in the home is of paramount importance. Many individuals with reduced mobility will have had to spend longer inside their houses because of lockdown restrictions which might have caused potential safety issues, especially in situations when stairs are challenging. Nobody will have wanted a trip to hospital due to a slip or fall at this time.
While stair lifts have long been associated with helping lift users up and down in a seat on a rail which is mounted to the treads of the stairs, thousands of US citizens have turned to alternative mobility solutions such as home elevators. Also known as residential elevators, these types of products travel through the floor of the home and offer distinct advantages over stair lifts.
One of the most appealing things about a having a home elevator installed in the home is the freedom and independence it provides the user. This is particularly relevant when a state is under lockdown and homeowners are confined to the houses for long periods.
The unfortunate issue with a stair lift is sometimes the user may require help from a husband or wife, partner or other family member getting on and off the mechanical device. With a residential elevator, however, in most cases no such assistance is needed and the individual can move around their own home at will and, more importantly, in a safe way.
The user simply opens the door of the home elevator, holds the button down and, before they know it, they have arrived to the upstairs of their home. Unlike a stair lift, there are no risks of falls, providing peace of mind for not the only the user, but their loved ones too that they are safe to move around their homes freely.
Modern home elevators include all the safety features that are expected of a product which are required to comply with state laws and there are a number of optional extras such as in-car seats, interior grab rails and full height doors which can be added for an additional cost too.
Residential elevators specialists at Lifton offer two main types of elevator, a capsule-sized lift designed for two people, and a larger unit which is suitable for wheelchair users. The creators of this new style of home lift have keep their focus on not only making the products safe, practical and simple to use but also their unique style.
Unlike traditional home elevators which tended to be powered by hydraulics and had a more medical-looking feel to them, modern elevators for the home are stylish, include lots of mod-cons and can be a welcome addition to any US home. A residential elevator can even add value to a home.
For more information about Lifton Home Elevators all on (610) 419-3200 or complete the contact us form and a member of the elevator team will be in touch.