Category Archives: Independent Living

Inside Vehicle Lifts: What You Need to Know

Over 6.8 million Americans use mobility devices, including 1.7 wheelchair or scooter users. 80% of wheelchair users admit that their local public transportation system is difficult to use. They need to find another solution to get where they need to go. Vehicle lifts are one of the best solutions. They allow users to load and unload […]

Guide to Understanding Types of Wheelchair Vehicle Lifts

It’s important to do research before buying a wheelchair vehicle lift. Keep reading to learn about the different types of wheelchair vehicle lifts. Roughly 3 million people in the US are in wheelchairs full time, but why do we see such a small percentage out and about? Most places do not have easy wheelchair access, including […]

Stair Lifts vs. Platform Lifts vs. Home Elevators

Today arthritis impacts around 46 million Americans. In less than ten years, we can expect an increase in that number to 67 million. If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, consider this sobering statistic: by 2030, one out of every two of your demographic cohort will have arthritis. You or someone you know will likely […]

Vertical vs Inclined Platform Lifts: What’s the Difference?

Have you wondered why you don’t see more people using wheelchairs in public? Worldwide, roughly 75 million people need a wheelchair for daily mobility. The issue many wheelchair users face is access. If a person doesn’t have a way to move from the house to their vehicle, they tend to stay at home. That often results in […]

5 Ways to Make a Handicap Accessible Home

In July of 2020, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) reached a milestone. Thirty years ago, this vital piece of legislation made discrimination against disabled people illegal. The ADA changed life for disabled people who couldn’t access public places, including restrooms, because of their disability. Today businesses, churches, and schools modify buildings to accommodate their disabled clients, […]

A Complete Outdoor Stair Lift Guide

Spending time outside boosts your energy and your immune system. Exposure to sunlight can even relieve pain and lower stress levels. Don’t forget about Vitamin D—a micronutrient vital for the prevention of osteoporosis. Mobility challenges often prevent the people who need it most from enjoying the benefits of the outdoors. Many people install stair lifts in […]

Folding Stair Lifts 101

You might assume injuries caused by tripping or falling on stairs at home only happens to older adults. While it’s true that adults in the 85+ age group experience more injuries than the younger folk, stairs pose a risk for people from all age groups. Installing a stair lift can minimize the risk of trip-and-fall accidents, but […]

How Stair Lifts Improve Home Accessibility

Climbing up and down stairs can become incredibly challenging and dangerous for an aging person or anyone with limited mobility. Falls are a common occurrence for aging adults and one of the leading causes of injury for age 65 and older. Below are some of the facts about older adult falls, according to the CDC: […]

Straight Vs. Curved Stair Lift – Which is right for you?

If you are considering purchasing a stair lift, you have likely come across different manufacturers and a variety of types and features available for stair lift systems. So many options can be a little overwhelming and even stressful, especially if you are early in your search and still trying to figure out what type of […]

7 Essential Tips for Better Stair Lift Safety

Every year, more than one in four adults experience a fall. Did you know more falls occur at home than out in public? People who use stair lifts not only gain independence, but they avoid injuries. A stair lift provides a safer way to go up and down the stairs in your home. One way you can […]