Having Trouble Deciding What to Buy a Parent or Grandparent This Holiday Season?

As the holidays get closer, we all start to scramble to find gifts for family and friends. The holidays are about giving and enjoying times with family and friends, especially those that we only see a few times a year. When we go shopping we want to find that perfect gift for those that we love. It is the expression on someone’s face when he/she opens a gift we buy that can make a holiday so special. As we get older, we realize that the holiday season is more about giving than it is receiving.

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Buying for parents and/or grandparents as they grow older can become difficult. An expression that many of us may often hear from mom and dad as they grow older around the holidays is: “You don’t need to buy me anything, I already have everything.” Being able to spend time with their family is what is most important to them, not the gifts that they receive. However, even though we may hear them say “please no gifts,” most of us still go out and buy them a gift anyway. We would feel bad not buying a gift for mom and dad even when they say they don’t want or need anything.

Aging In Place

Stair Lifts: The Perfect Gift for a Parent or Grandparent with Limited Mobility

If you are having trouble finding a gift and feel that safety at home is starting to become a concern for a parent or grandparent, consider purchasing a stair lift to make their life easier and allow them to remain independent at home. It may not be the gift that they would think of to ask for, but one that they may need, and very much appreciate after it’s installed (even if they don’t tell you how much it has helped them). They may claim that they are still able to get up and down the stairs fine, even though it may really be hard on them. A stair lift will enable mom and/or dad to have a safe and easy way to navigate the stairs at home for the rest of their lives. It will provide independence and also allow them to remain at home and in the community that they are familiar with.

Image of a U.S. Veteran riding his new stair lift that was installed by EHLS in Stickney, Illinois

Purchasing a stair lift for a loved one with limited mobility will both benefit you and them:

How a stair lift benefits you:

Any worries you may have had about their safety at home will be greatly reduced with the purchase of a stair lift. Also, you will sleep much better at night knowing that your parents or grandparents have a safe and easy way to get between the floors of their home.

How a stair lift benefits your parent or grandparent:

A stair lift will provide numerous benefits for your parents or grandparents. Any anxiety or nervousness that they may have felt while navigating a set of stairs at home will be greatly reduced. If they stopped using the stairs at home, then they will regain their independence and be able to access all levels of the home again. Lastly, a stair lift provides the opportunity to remain at home and live independently and is much more affordable than moving into a senior living facility.

Let EHLS help you give your parents the gift of safety and independence this holiday season! We have been selling and installing stair lifts in the greater Chicago area since 1991.

Please call us @ 847-215-9490 to learn more about stair lifts and how they can make your parents’ or grandparents’ lives much easier and safer this holiday season.

We also recommend that you stop by our stairlift showroom in Arlington Heights! You can see a lift up close in-person, learn how it operates, and feel how it rides. Customers that visited the EHLS showroom before purchasing a stair lift found it to be very helpful and made the process of purchasing a stair lift much easier.