There are many reasons for choosing to live in a multi-story home. You may have bought it for the extra space, the efficient design or for the appeal of having a home with multiple levels. However, as you get older, it can be more difficult to navigate the stairs. You may find yourself with aching knees at the end of the day, or you worry about losing your balance as you climb up and down the stairs several times a day. If you want to continue to enjoy your home longer, then consider adding these devices so that you can reach all areas of the house without jeopardizing your safety.
Install a Mini Home Elevator
A mini home elevator is used for transporting small products and materials up and down stairs. It is also known as a dumbwaiter, and it can save you a lot of time and effort. You will be able to move more items upstairs or downstairs by taking fewer trips. A mini home elevator will also allow you to have your hands free as you take the stairs, which will protect you if you slip or lose your balance. Dumbwaiters require a small amount of remodeling because the shaft is installed in a wall. However, they are extremely useful in helping people live in their multi-story homes even as they age.
Mini home elevators can be used to transport food, laundry, groceries or other items. Caregivers use them to deliver food trays and medicine to their patients, and those with mobility restrictions use them to safely transport items.
Install a Residential Elevator
A residential elevator is essential for those who must access multiple stories of their homes but who have limited mobility or are too weak to make the trip. Not only can they ride in the elevator to go up or down to different floors, but they can also carry their wheelchairs or mobility scooters. In many types of elevators, another person can also make the trip because they are sturdy enough to hold at least two people.
Residential elevators are ideal for those who are wheelchair bound, including those who are left weak from chemotherapy treatments. The elevator will allow them to conserve the strength and energy, and it will help the elderly to access different levels of the house safely.
There are many ways that you can stay in your multi-level home as you age. When you use these helpful devices, you can enjoy your home even more as the years go by.