Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.
As people age, there are a few things that undeniably get worse. One of those is balance, and while this might not be that detrimental when you are just walking around in your day-to-day life, when you try to walk upstairs, you realize just how important balance is. Trying to keep yourself steady on one foot as the other advances up the stairs is not as simple as it once seemed all those years ago. Still, many people don't want to admit this, and every year hundreds of older Americans have accidents on stairs. If you don't want to be part of that statistic, then you need to contact a stair lift manufacturer.
Why They Are Better
Stair lifts are better than anything else on the market because they are efficient, easy to install and customize, and much, much cheaper than either of the two other main options, which are wheelchair lifts and elevators. Wheelchair lifts are mainly used on smaller staircases, such as those out the front of a shop. On larger staircases, they are very hard to install and very expensive too. Elevators are simply not feasible for most residential homes, and beyond that they would and do routinely cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, which is often more than the house itself is worth!
How They Work
Stair lifts work much in the same way that a tram or train works. A track is laid out alongside one of the walls of your staircase and then a chair is put in place that can run along this track. It is given an electric battery that powers it and moves at a very gentle pace so that you do not have any chance to fall out. The installation process is brilliant because each stair lift manufacturer will design your system according to the stair it is made for. Whether you have a lot of corners, a steeper incline at parts, or a long hallway at the top or bottom, your stair lift will be made to order so it fits like a glove.
Entering And Exiting
With such a robust piece of equipment, it is important to note that the most dangerous part of your stair lift is getting in and out of it. That is why it is important to find a chair that is comfortable and fits your dimensions. You never want your feet dangling over the edge or to have armrests that are too small. You also want to install it in a place that has quite a lot of room to maneuver yourself around. As long as you take your time and find something that fits you and not something you liked in images online, then you will get a stair lift that is very safe and comfortable.