When you think of ‘the three R’s’, school usually comes to mind. This famous phrase stands for the basic skills we are taught, such as reading, writing and arithmitic, but did you know that an Acorn Stairlift can also help with the three Rs? Here’s our own version of what the famous phrase means and how it could enhance your everyday quality of life.
The Acorn Stairlifts ‘Three Rs’
RETAIN your independence. Some people imagine that having a stairlift installed is like giving up their independence, but in reality, the real threat to your continued independence is from reduced mobility, whether caused by a medical condition such as arthritis, the effects of an accident or just getting older. An Acorn Stairlift removes that threat and helps you hang onto your independence for longer by enabling you to go up and down stairs safely and comfortably as often as you like.
If you’re recovering from an illness or accident and are unsteady on your feet you might need physical help getting up and down the stairs. The same might be true if you have stiffness in your joints, weakness in your muscles or any condition which leaves you breathless or lightheaded through exertion. Having a fall is never good, but if it happens on the stairs it could be catastrophic, and it could take months to get back to normal, if you do.
As with most things in life, prevention is better than cure. With an Acorn Stairlift you can continue to use the stairs independently, while both you and your loved ones enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are safe in your own home.
REGAIN the freedom of you home. When the stairs start to become difficult, many people begin to use them less or try to continue to use them - putting themselves at risk, rather than seeking a long-term solution. It may be almost unconscious at first, planning your day around the stairs and putting off climbing the stairs until you really have to.
You may get to the point where you hardly ever go upstairs during the day. For some people the stairs become such an obstacle that they set up a downstairs bedroom, perhaps in a dining room or study. But why give up at least half your home or sacrifice other rooms when you don’t have to? An Acorn Stairlift means you can continue using all of your home all of the time, without the worry or pain of having to soldier up and down the stairs.
REMAIN in the home you love:. For some people the stairs in their home become such an impossible obstacle that they consider moving. This can be a huge financial, physical and emotional upheaval, especially in later life, and many people are understandably reluctant to leave the home they love – a home filled with memories and surrounded by good friends, neighbors and community connections.
An Acorn stairlift effectively turns your multi-level home into a single level home by completely removing the obstacle of stairs. Through this simple and easily-achieved home adaptation you can stay in the home you love, free from the worry of having to get up and down the stairs.
For more information on how Acorn Stairlifts can help you master ‘the three Rs’, give us a call today at 1-866-873-6574.