Home Safety Topics
Something that most people don't think about until it's too late is how to remain safe in their home as they grow older. Simple things such as bathing and yard work can prove to be a dangerous task depending on your level of ability.
Many of us take for granted our ability to simply get bathed and dressed everyday. For someone that's living on their own, bathing may prove to be a scary and dangerous task.
One important factor to consider when deciding whether or not to install a stair lift is, what impact it may have on the future value of your home. Most stair lifts are bolted directly to the floor rather than to the wall, so that they can support the weight of the equipment as well as the weight of the person being carried up and down the stairs. While this is not a permanent fixture, removing a stair lift will certainly leave sizeable holes in the floor as well as potential damage to any carpeting you may have on the stairs. There may also be additional damage to the walls through normal use.
So you’ve decided that you’re ready for a medical alert system, now what? There are tons of companies out there chomping at the bit to get your business. Some of these companies are reputable while others aren’t. Even some of the more well known companies aren’t suited for each unique person’s specific needs. Most people who are purchasing a medical alert system for the first time don’t even know which questions are the right ones to help them narrow their search! Below is a list to help point you in the right direction.
A lot of people see popular medical alert commercials, and automatically think that a medical alert system with fall detection is automatic. The truth is, this is still a relatively new technology. Not all companies are offering fall detection, and the ones that do are still working on perfecting it.
The cost of a new stair lift can be expensive. Many seniors are on a set income, and have to carefully watch every dollar they spend, making sure to get the most out of their money. A used stair lift is certainly less expensive than a new one, but there are some downsides you will want to consider as well as potential future costs.
Lately there has been a large influx of websites offering stair lifts that you buy over the internet, and then install yourself. The thought is that you save money on installation, plus the company does not have to pay employees to come out to your home to take measurements and give presentations. This may sound good in theory, but there are a lot of problems with this scenario.