The population of the United States is aging. There are now more adults over the age of 65 than at any other time in our history. However, the ideas of what aging looks like have changed. Seniors are no longer moving out of their homes and into care facilities. They are now choosing to age in place. They love their homes and want to stay in them.
When adults choose to stay in their homes, sometimes the homes need adjustments. These adjustments allow an adult to remain mobile and active in the home he or she loves. If you have a senior in the family who wants to remain in his or her home, you may be worried. You may think your senior adult needs help getting from one floor to another. He or she might need an elevator for his or her house. Here is some information on elevator installation for seniors who want to age in place.
Residential Home Elevators
At AIP Mobility Plus, we choose to install elevators that blend with your home’s structure. These home elevators allow a senior adult to move from one floor to another with ease. The elevator is big enough to hold an adult in a wheelchair or an adult with a walker. Our elevators are also large enough to haul heavy laundry up and down or transport pets. We customize each of our elevators. That way, we can make sure the elevator is perfect for your home.
Home Elevator Cost
A lot of seniors worry the home elevator will cost too much. However, a home elevator is less expensive than you might think. Nursing home care and other options are very expensive when compared with the ability to remain independent and at home. Also, home elevators help seniors reduce their chances of falling. Many seniors fall when they try to climb stairs with heavy loads of laundry or groceries. Research indicates the primary cause of emergency rooms visits and hospitalizations for seniors is a fall. Why pay for a large hospital bill and care for a senior adult? Instead, it seems logical to put in a safety feature to help seniors stay mobile and safe.
How Are Home Elevators Installed?
Are you ready to install an elevator? Then, a representative from a home elevator company will come to your home and take measurements. The representative will look for the best place to install your elevator. Sometimes, you may have an idea where you would like to install it. However, you may not be able to have the elevator installed there. The construction of your house determines the location of the elevator.
Once the company representative has taken the measurements and looked at your house, you’ll receive an estimate. The company representative will discuss options with you and give you a timetable for installation. In general, a home elevator installation can take between one and two weeks. The amount of time it takes depends on how far it has to travel. Installation costs also depend on where you have the elevator placed in your home. Are you thinking about having a home elevator installed in your home? Or, are you thinking about having a home elevator installed in the home of a family member? If so, take a look at our company. AIP Mobility Plus is a leader in home mobility and aids that allow seniors to age in place. We would love to come to your home in the Morris County, NJ, area, and surrounding counties. We can help you figure out your options for a home elevator. Contact AIP Mobility Plus in Chatham NJ and let us make your future safer!