Are you thinking about purchasing a ceiling lift? There are so many features, options, and amenities that buying one can be quite intimidating, especially if this is the first investment you’re making for your loved ones to age in place. But to understand which one to get, it’s great to know fully why you should buy a ceiling lift in the first place.
This post will talk about the benefits of a ceiling lift and why you should buy one.
Why Buy A Ceiling Lift?
A ceiling lift is an assistance device. Its function is to transport an individual over an area they can not move across by themselves. This could be a set of stairs, for example, or a bed that the user cannot climb into themselves.
Ceiling lifts come in fixed and portable versions. A fixed lift has a track system that mounts onto the ceiling, while a portable lift has a free-standing track and can be disassembled and transported. Which one you choose depends on your individual needs, such as whether the user can disassemble and assemble the device independently or has someone available to do so when needed.
Greater Autonomy and Comfort
The introduction of ceiling lifts in the consumer market has made it significantly easier for people to live in the comfort of their homes. This is much more preferable to living in hospitals or care facilities. The safety and convenience features included on these devices allow your loved ones to maintain their independence.
As we age, we may have to forfeit autonomy for the sake of our health. Being able to make it up a flight of stairs or lift oneself into bed is something we all take for granted. Until that is, we need assistance doing it.
Fortunately, a ceiling lift allows you to regain that ability and freedom. It’s liberating not to have to rely on a caregiver for assistance and have the choice to move around independently in your own home. This is especially true when your loved ones need help going to the bathroom, for example. They’re less likely to feel embarrassed or burdensome. And maintaining autonomy has a positive impact on their mental health.
Better yet, a portable ceiling lift uses a free-standing track system that can be set up and taken down wherever you need to use it. This means using it in another room, on vacation, or another home is easy. Since installation isn’t permanent, they offer more versatility than fixed solutions.
If you’re thinking about whether you should invest in a ceiling lift, it’s a great idea to contact a professional. A good, reputable company that specializes in aging-in-place products will be able to recommend the best model for your individual needs. Better yet, they can even assist with installation and portability concerns.
Home Comfort Solutions is a “total solution” provider of aging-in-place modifications and products. This means we perform evaluation, installation, routine maintenance, and repair. Our 30+ years of combined experience allows us to help you age in place with dignity, comfort, and safety. Call us today with any of your questions at (713) 623-1388.