The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that, by 2035, older Americans will comprise 21 percent of the total population, which is estimated to be a larger population than youth. Many older adults want to be comfortable and independent in their own space, which is often referred to as “aging in place.” However, many adults experience mobility […]
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Dog Stairlifts: How to Get an Old Dog Up and Down the Stairs
It isn’t just human beings that want to age gracefully and comfortably—it’s man’s best friend and other animals. Pets can be so helpful, particularly to those aging in place. But just like in humans, doggies can feel the effects of aging too, particularly regarding their mobility. If you have an elderly dog and stairs in […]
Does Medicare Cover Stair Lifts: What You Need to Know
As you age there are more healthcare concerns as well as coverage questions. Does medicare cover stairlifts? The short answer is “no.” Healthcare often covers most medical essentials — such as doctors and hospital visits, surgery, and other medical assistance. Why doesn’t medicare cover stairlifts? They consider it a home modification rather than durable medical […]
How Walking with a Prosthetic Leg Affects Mobility
Moving and walking are not something you can take for granted when walking with a prosthetic leg. Each movement must be intentional and taken with care. Learning to walk, run, and perform other activities will not happen overnight but with professional physical therapy and mindful practice. Read on if you’re wondering, “can you walk with […]
Is it Better to Buy or Rent a Stair Lift?
Each year, millions of people sustain injuries due to falling or slipping down a staircase. This risk is grave for the elderly, who may have limited mobility and strength to climb stairs safely. In these instances, a stairlift dramatically reduces the chance of a fall. Better still, you can rent a stair lift if it […]
How to Make Stairs Easier for the Elderly
Each year, there are over one million stairs-related accidents and many of these result in injury. Though there are falls in each age group, older people are more susceptible to stair-related incidents due to limited mobility and strength as they age. Safe stairs for seniors is just one way to help prevent falls. You may […]
How Long Do Acorn Stairlift Batteries Last?
One of the biggest hurdles when it comes to aging in place is tackling the stairs daily. A fall can easily break a hip or other bone for those aging with fragile bones. One of the best mobility aids for aging individuals, or those with balance problems, is a stairlift. However, caregivers and patients worry […]
Stairs Safety Tips for Seniors
As people age, mobility can decrease, making navigating areas in the home, such as staircases, tough. If an elderly person falls, they are at much more risk for broken bones and serious injury than someone younger, and if they live alone, this can be especially dangerous. It’s estimated that one in four people over the […]
Can You Use a Stairlift During a Power Outage?
Since stairlifts plug into the wall, one of the most common questions before and during installation is, “can you use a stairlift during a power outage?” When you think about high winds or inclement weather, you may think of power outages that can last for quite some time, so this is a very important question. […]
Aging in Place Remodeling
More than ever, seniors want to age in place at home, rather than go to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Not only are they comfortable in their own space, but in a post-pandemic world, aging in place can be safer from a health standpoint. But from a safety standpoint, there may be some […]