The rise of life expectancy means that the UK has hundreds of thousands of elderly people living in homes that are simply unsuitable. After all, the steep and narrow staircases that were built in the early 20th century were not made with an ageing population in mind. Luckily there are several ways you can make homes much safer for the elderly and the team here at Elevators Ltd are going to go over the top three…

Outdoor Ramps

Many homes have several concrete stairs on the exterior which are not only difficult for the elderly to climb, they can make simple things like opening the door risky. After all, strong winds can send anybody falling so a vulnerable member of society doesn’t stand a chance. By swapping out the staircase for a ramp you can eliminate the danger of stairs altogether.

Handrails

Steep indoor staircases are the cause of many falls for the elderly, so handrails can really make all the difference when it comes to safety. In fact, many older people prefer to have something to hang onto as they climb the stairs, especially when they are steep.

Home Elevators

A modern way to remove the danger of a steep staircase is to replace it with a home elevator that has been designed purposely with the elderly in mind in order to ensure that they can travel between the floors of their home safely. After all, home elevators are increasing in popularity and are also a great way to modernise an old-fashioned home.

Here at Elevators Ltd, we prioritise the safety of clients above everything else which is why our lift maintenance service is something you should be aware of if you are looking into purchasing a home elevator for a grandparent. Get in contact with a member of the Elevators Ltd team today to find out more information!