Feb 28

Installing a stair lift in the home provides a safe and easy way to promote independent living. It removes the barrier of a stairway so that seniors and people with disabilities can live comfortably in their own home.

Stair lift manufacturers are continually upgrading their product offerings with better, and safer features. It wasn’t all that long ago that stair lifts provided a better way to go up and stairs without walking, but they were a bit cumbersome and took up a little too much space on, and around the stairway. Not any more.

Stair Lift With Folding Rail

We recently installed a Bruno Electra-Ride Elite Stair Lift that comes equipped with a power folding rail at the bottom of the stairway to accommodate a narrow hallway or doorway. At the touch of a button the bottom section of the stair lift folds up and out of the way.

This is a great feature for smaller homes, or where a doorway or hallway might be too narrow to safely move around the stair lift rail. It also features a folding footplate and armrests to shrink the size of the footprint on the stairway even more.

Barrier-free should be just that – a way to eliminate barriers in the home for the safety and comfort of all who live there.

While there are many ways to make a home more accessible, homeowners should rely on barrier-free home modification experts to get the best products that specifically fit their needs.

Not every home needs a stair lift with a folding rail. But it’s nice to know there’s a solution available to fit almost every need.

Feb 22

While life can be difficult for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, the caregivers and family members that live and work with them must overcome, and more importantly, understand the bizarre behavior they sometimes exhibit as a result of the disease.

Understanding that the patient is not themself because of their disease can help make life easier for everybody.

Cindy Keith of Mind in Memory Care offers five things to avoid when caring for a person with dementia in the video below.

1. Don’t over-stimulate them
2. Avoid telling them “No”
3. Do not insist they do something they don’t want to do
4. Avoid taking comments personally
5. Don’t give them too many choices

While these are just snippets, Cindy gives examples of how to overcome these simple challenges that caregivers may face in the video.

For more videos like this, visit Mind in Memory Care on YouTube.

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