You are trudging down the stairs, just like any other day, balancing a basket filled to the brim with dirty clothes in your overstretched arms when it happens. Suddenly, your foot slips out from under you. The world moves in slow motion, yet it is all a blur. You find yourself tumbling down the slippery slope of stairs as your back absorbs the blow of every bump and sharp edge, almost scanning the staircase’s texture in braille. A dull, throbbing pain immediately radiates from your spine as you slide to a halt at the foot of the stairs, gazing up dizzily at the ceiling design you never seemed to notice before. Though you may not know it, you are one of the lucky ones.
Falling Fatalities—Frequent and Frightening
Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, with an estimated 684,000 global deaths from falling occurring each year. In fact, in Australia alone, falls are the largest contributor to hospitalised injuries and a leading cause of injury deaths. In 2018 and 2019, 43 percent of hospitalised injuries and 39 percent of injury deaths were due to falls in Australia. Though falls can happen to anyone at any location, studies find that falls requiring hospitalisation are more common in older people and are most likely to occur in the home. In all regions of the world, death rates caused from falling are highest among adults over the age of 60 years. However, although adults older than 60 suffer the greatest number of fatal falls, no age group is immune to the danger lurking in an unsuspecting staircase.
Do Not Wait Until It is Too Late: Save Someone’s Life with a Stairlift
The truth is we often do not think about stairs going about our daily lives, but from the steep steps cascading down the path to the park, to the creaking, uneven steps guarding the entrance to our bedrooms, the stairs are always there, ready to strike. However, there is a simple solution that might just save a life and help you conquer your fear of falling—a stair lift.
Acorn stairlifts are designed to protect you and your loved ones with the highest quality safety features such as secure, safety belts that keep you strapped in while you glide effortlessly over the obstacle of a menacing staircase. Coming straight from the source of our own factories, Acorn stairlifts are rigorously inspected before even leaving the facility. Upon installation, an Acorn stairlift is then subjected to a 37-point inspection to ensure that our customers are receiving the safest, most dependable stairlift on the market.
Acorn stairlifts not only are designed with the highest of standards in mind, but they are able to fit 99 percent of existing staircases, including outdoor staircases. No matter if your staircase is indoors or outdoors, curvy or straight, long or short, Acorn fits our custom-made stairlifts to your staircases and needs so that you can feel safe on the stairs again.
Not only does a stairlift prevent your loved ones from suffering a traumatic fall that could result in death, but it also allows those with limited mobility to regain their independence, moving feely at will throughout the home they love. Never again will you have to worry about the safety of you or your loved ones on the stairs when you choose to save a life with an Acorn stairlift. Do not wait until it is too late. Do not add to the tragic and staggering statistics. Protect you and your loved ones, and contact Acorn Stairlifts today to get a free, no-obligation home survey to secure your own stairlift.