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Age in Place Gracefully – Tips to Make Your Home Safer as You Age

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Safety First – An Acorn 130 Outdoor and Indoor Stairlift Prevents Danger  

Installing an Acorn Indoor and Outdoor Stairlift, is one of the best modifications to make as you age. Allowing yourself the ability to access all parts of your home with no pain or problem will keep you healthy longer. If you are someone who struggles with arthritis or joint pain, the movements needed to make it up stairs become almost unbearable.  

The Acorn 130 Outdoor Stairlift and the Acorn 130 Indoor Stairlift are designed to be gentle and easy to use. Acorn Stairlifts is the first stairlift company to win the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation. Any of the buttons on our remotes and our hand paddle are user-friendly for anyone with limited mobility. Our powered footrest is helpful for those individuals with midfoot arthritis, keeping you from experiencing more pain in your daily life. Don’t risk tripping on the stairs or straining your body, as injuries such as those can be irreversible. Purchase an Acorn 130 Outdoor Stairlift or Indoor Stairlift to protect yourself from major injury! 

Smaller Home Modifications – Slip Proof Floor Finishes and Low Profile Door Knobs 

people looking at acorn 130 indoor and outdoor stairliftsBy the time adults reach the age of 70, 1 in 4 individuals take at least 1 fall each year. Making sure areas in your home are made as safe as possible can keep you and your loved ones stress-free. There are several small modifications you can make to your home to achieve this. Using a slip proof floor coating followed by a slip proof floor finish allows you to make slippery areas in your home obsolete. Surfaces such as tile and marble can become increasingly more slick, especially in bathrooms and kitchens where water is a concern. Purchasing a slip proof floor lacquer coating can keep you feeling secure and balanced. 

Another helpful modification you can make is to replace your current door handle with a low profile door knob. Your door knob height can make your life harder and more painful if the knob is too high. Low profile door knobs allow for an easier grip and are a gentler way to open the door. This is important as you age and your motor skills become more limited. Moving your handles to a comfortable height can cause less strain and reaching. Small modifications such as these can make subtle improvements in your healthfulness.  

Besides making small purchases and modifications, there are small safety changes you can make in your home today. Having a written list of emergency numbers upstairs and down in your home for you to reference can keep you safe. In regards to this, having a phone in the most used rooms within your home will keep you a safe distance from help if you ever need it.  

Implement these tips and modifications today to keep you safe and in the healthiest condition you can be. Small improvements make the biggest improvements as time goes on. Suggest an Acorn 130 Outdoor and Indoor Stairlift to your loved ones today to keep them mobile as they age.





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The Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation

We are proud to be the very FIRST stairlift company to earn the Arthritis Foundation's Ease-of-Use Commendation. It is yet another effort that continues to prove that Acorn Stairlifts is a pioneer in the industry, always striving to stay ahead of the game, and to help our customers by providing the absolute best solution for their needs.

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