If you have experienced mobility issues and finally have a scooter, your newfound freedom can be exhilarating. However, if you own your home, you might find you are still faced with accessibility challenges. An excellent solution is to consider installing a scooter lift in your home to assist with mobility. Finding reputable lift companies to offer advice is a good first step. Here’s how scooter lift installation helps.
If your home has steps to the door, you still have to contend with getting out of your scooter, and then finding a way to get the scooter into your home. For some, this means not being able to leave their homes with their scooters, or not being able to use their scooters inside the home. You shouldn’t have to decide where you can use your scooter. With a scooter lift, you can easily get in and out of your home, so you make the most of your scooter and enjoy full mobility when home and when out and about.
Enjoying Your Entire Home
If the exterior doesn’t pose a challenge, but you have more than one floor in your home, you can be limited to the space you use. For many, this means making expensive and inconvenient renovations to spend their time on the main floor. You no longer sleep in the familiar bedroom you’ve enjoyed, might not have access to a room you use for hobbies, and also need to take up more space from the main floor to accommodate your new bedroom and bathroom.
With an interior scooter lift installation, you can continue to use your space as you always have. You don’t have to sacrifice space such as a den, dining room or living room on the main floor and can instead keep things status quo with minimal disruption to your life. Overall, your scooter lift installation might prove to be the more affordable option once you consider all the renovations required to create your main floor “suite”.
Security and Safety
Having a scooter lift also helps you feel safer and more secure in your home. This is especially important if you live alone. While your scooter is intended to provide more freedom so you can move around as you always have, it can present some risks for accidents. Scooter lift installation allows you to enter and leave your home without worries of falls as you don’t have to contend with maneuvering your scooter onto ramps.
As well, inside the home, you don’t have to worry about taking your chances making your way upstairs on your own. While a chair lift allows you to get upstairs, once up there you don’t have access to your scooter. As mentioned above, you can always have your scooter nearby, so you don’t risk falls.
Keeps You Independent
Last but not least, your scooter lift installation helps keep you independent so you can remain active and social. You won’t need people to come to you and instead can be out and about living your life to the fullest. You can get around your home with your scooter readily available, and continue to enjoy visiting neighbours, going to your own medical appointments, shopping, and getting out for some fresh air.