With modern functionality such as slim-line designs and remote controls, today’s stair lifts are not only more efficient, but more valuable than ever before.
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Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 17, 2012
A new study has shown the true impact on the mental and physical health of those who care for elderly family members, prompting industry experts to advise carers to consider investing in the latest technology to make their lives easier.
Buystairlifts.net, the leading independent reviewer of stair lifts and wheelchair lifts for the elderly, pointed to the latest survey by Carers Week, which found that as many as 87% of carers in the UK suffered mental health problems related to their care work.
In addition, the study found that 83% of carers had suffered from physical conditions, such as insomnia and back pain, as a result of caring for disabled or sick friends and family members.
Due to these surprising statistic, Buystairlifts.net is urging carers to invest in technology that could make their own, and the lives of the people they care for, much more bearable.
Dan Lim, editor of Buystairlifts.net, outlined the potentially life-changing benefits in the following statement:
“By having a stair lift installed, carers will be providing themselves with an easy-to-use, reliable solution for mobility problems in the home, giving peace of mind to themselves and those they are caring for. “
“With modern functionality such as slim-line designs and remote controls, today’s stair lifts are not only more efficient, but more valuable than ever before. Stair lifts are a proven alternative to lifting or carrying those who are incapable of going up and down the stairs by themselves.”
Dan also pointed out that stair lifts are not the major investment they once were. Whereas just a few years ago, stair lifts could cost in excess of $5,000 to buy and install, most top-of-the-line models these days can be had for considerably less, averaging around $1,500 to $2,500 to buy and install a latest model.
“Many carers are unpaid for their work, and many have to give up work or take time off to carry out this care, so cost is obviously a factor,” explained Dan.
“Thankfully, nowadays the cost of purchasing and installing stair lift is no longer prohibitive.”
Established in 2009, Buystairlifts.net is the leading online reviewer of stair lift and chair lifts for the elderly. The website is packed with news and reviews, as well as information on the best stair lift brands and tips on how to use stair lifts safely. For more information, visit the website at http://www.Buystairlifts.net.