The Consumer's Guide to Stair Lifts for the Elderly and Disabled – HomeAdvisor

All over the country, aging seniors are living more and more independently. Many of them show a strong desire to do so at home. In fact, the AARP says that more than 90 percent of people over 65 “intend to continue living in their current homes for the next five to 10 years” rather than transition to a retirement community. However, this means seniors and their family members must find a balance between independence with the need for in-home assistance.

Some seniors only need occasional assistance after they retire, while others are one slip or fall away from needing advanced care. The risk of injury for seniors in their homes increases if they live in older homes with steep stairs, narrow hallways or other structural elements that make navigation a challenge.

If you are a senior living in a home with stairs or are a person living with a mobility disability, you may think moving into assisted living or a nursing home may be your only choice. If that’s your only concern, then you have other options — some of which can keep seniors in their homes longer. For example, you may be able to easily address this mobility need with a [...]

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