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Navigating the Stairs When You Age-In-Place

Take a Step Toward Accessibility

Photo of an elderly couple who is helping each other up the steps of their home.

Do you plan to age-in-place? You’re not alone. An AARP survey found that 87% of Americans want to stay in their current home and community as they age.

Unfortunately, a number of retirees find themselves leaving beloved homes because they just can’t go up and down the stairs anymore. This doesn’t have to be the case for you! There are products that can help make stair navigation easier—and they don’t require major home renovations!

Stair Lifts

These handy chairs are mounted onto a track, and the track mounts to the staircase, making them very sturdy. There are little controls on the armrests, so you can reverse, stop or start it as you need to.

Many older Americans tend to shy away from them because they can be pricey; however, the cost of installing one in the home is significantly less than moving into an assisted living facility! Another hesitation is that they may take up too much room. However, most stair lifts can fold up when you’re not using them, thus saving you space.

We have a variety of stair lifts to choose from, based on the staircase. We’re sure to have one that fits your needs—and your budget!

Ramps

These can be installed over existing outdoor steps. Many people tend to think of them as only something wheelchair users have, but they can be very handy for those with limited mobility as well! They allow you to go up and down while still using your walker or cane, and they allow you to get around without having to put pressure on your knees.

CarePro is dedicated to helping you stay in your home well into retirement. We have a number of other ways to make the house safe for aging-in-place, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us. If you find that aging-in-place isn’t feasible, however, we do have a program that can make it a breeze to transition to a new place of residence!

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