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5 Signs It’s Time To Install A Home Lift

Published on 19th November 2021
by Robyn

Whether through age, illness, an accident or something else entirely, reduced mobility in the home is an unfortunate part of life. Not every home in the UK is deemed accessible for those with limited mobility or disabilities, but thankfully there are plenty of things you can do to improve mobility for yourself. A home lift provides a safe and trustworthy solution for travelling between the floors of your home without having to tackle the stairs - if you’re not sure whether now is the right time, here are our top 5 signs that it could be time to get a home lift installed in your property.

You or another resident are struggling to get upstairs

A reduction in the amount that you can move around your own home can be devastating both physically and mentally. Whether through age, arthritis, diabetes, injury, surgery or other illnesses, not being able to get upstairs without assistance can be incredibly disheartening. Whether it happens practically overnight, or slowly over time, reduced mobility doesn’t have to mean being stuck in your home - a home lift can give you the freedom to move around your property as you need without having to tackle stairs or deal with a stairlift. With a button, you can travel between floors with ease. If you’re finding that you’re struggling with the stairs lately, it could be a good time to start looking into installing a home lift.

You or your family are worried about you falling or tripping

If you’ve found yourself developing a fear of tripping or falling on the stairs, or your family have expressed their own worries, this could be a sign that you need additional support in moving around your home. Similarly, if you’re finding yourself avoiding taking the stairs when you can out of worry or fear, this could also be a sign that it’s time to take action. Whether you can climb the stairs but are in pain or tired by the end of the day as a result, or you’re struggling to get up at all without assistance, a home lift could be the solution you need.

Your elderly relatives and friends are visiting more often

If your own mobility is perfectly fine but your visitors struggle, this could also be a sign that a home lift would have the perfect place in your home. Elderly relatives might find visiting your home difficult due to facing problems with using the stairs to get to the bathroom, for example, but a home lift could eradicate that issue and improve their experience. With better accessibility in the property, you may find that the number of people that visit, or the number of times visitors stop by, increases. 

You’re relying on other people more often

Are people running up and down the stairs for you more often? Do you need someone’s support to get up and down the stairs? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, this could be a sign that it’s time for a home lift. Struggling on the stairs, whether due to reduced mobility or problems with balance, can happen at any time but having a home lift can ensure you always have a safe and seamless way to get where you need to go in your home.

You’ve found your forever home

If you have no current mobility problems or any visitors with mobility problems, you still could find that now is the perfect time to get a home lift if you’ve finally moved into your dream forever home. If you know that your current home is the one you’re looking to stay in for the foreseeable future, if not for the rest of your life, a home lift can be a great addition that not only adds a modern touch but also futureproofs the property for years to come. Injury or illness can happen at any time, and having a home lift installed already will take away the stress of accessibility should the worst happen. Home lifts also offer a quick and safe way to bring children or luggage through the home without the need to clamber upstairs or risk falls.

For more information about how a home lift can help you in your home or whether you should invest, get in touch with a member of our team. We are happy to provide advice and talk through your options and concerns to help you decide.