I have been taking care of my grandmother for the past five years, ever since she had a minor stroke, While her stroke did not change who she is mentally, my grandmother is no longer able to climb stairs like she used to. My family and I would like to keep her from going to a retirement home as she would prefer to stay home. In order to help her from going to a home, we bought her stair lifts throughout her home. Grandma can literally sit in a chair and have it bring her to the top of the staircase.
I was nervous about having grandma using the lifts while I was at work during the day, but there are lap belts that go across her legs to keep her on the chair. The chair also pivots, allowing her to get on and off the chair comfortably and safely.