Residential Lifts or Home Lifts are gaining popularity all over the world as it is now a necessity specifically to support physically challenged people living independently. There aren't many independent living options for people with limited mobility but these are the ones that help improve accessibility for elderly and physically challenged individuals. Aside from making lives easier for both the physically challenged individual and their families, installing a home lift or a wheelchair lift can add value to your home, office, or building if in the future you decide to sell it.
Home lifts and wheelchair lifts may have different features depending on the living arrangement one has. There are lifts created for an individual who lives alone and someone who has family members or caretakers living with them or if they regularly visit them. Your home or office can be installed with a lift that can carry or transport the person with a limited disability only or carry along with other passengers with them - family or caretaker. This is perfect for homes with a few floors in the building can be a solution in the home for other members of the household. It minimizes climbing of steps and when you’re carrying heavy or bulky loads of stuff one doesn't need to go up and downstairs a couple of times just to get it done - this is also time-consuming, some hassle, wearisome, and dangerous.
Wheelchair lifts are also a very useful creation to alleviate the challenge of accessibility and mobility of the physically challenged individual. This type of lift is usually smaller and also comes in different types and forms. It normally carries the person in the wheelchair only and is mostly installed outdoors. But bigger homes can choose to have them installed both indoor and outdoor.
If you’re living with a family or caretaker and you’ve installed one or both lift types - they need to know their roles in the type of lift you have set up. Other lifts require family members or caretakers to go up the top end of the stairs first and wait for you to arrive and be assisted.
Having any of these installed in your home would definitely level up the convenience of your living environment, especially if the physically challenged individual is used to working around the house and being able to carry along things with them when doing so.
It is not just homes that have been installed with wheelchair lifts and other lifts - buildings, hotels, restaurants, stores, even sidewalks all over the world have set up these tools thinking of alleviating physically challenged people’s burdens and think of convenience for everyone.
Newer versions of wheelchair lifts and home lifts have been created to adapt in both indoors and outdoors settings for both residential and even commercial spaces.
When buying a home lift or wheelchair lift - consider your current space at home, at work, or in your building, the work that needs to be done, consider the people who will be having access to it. But most importantly, it should be making everyday life better for everybody.