The Americans with Disabilities Act, which became a law in the United States in 1990, was designed to make the lives of all of those with disabilities easier in many ways. It is just a simple fact that when you have a disability that requires the use of a wheelchair to get around, it is going to be more difficult to do so without the aid of certain devices or the alteration of certain situations.
Because of accessibility standards and ADA door opener requirements, thousands of people who could not otherwise make their way in the world are now able to do so. There are over 53 million Americans who live with some kind of disability, many of which are due to limited mobility. Handicap accessible laws have made it possible for people in wheelchairs and others with mobility issues to make their way from the street to the sidewalk and into shopping centers and other locations.
Many able-bodied people go throughout their everyday lives and don’t even consider what it might be like for people with a disability to get around their homes, their workplaces, or even to just get around town. Shopping chores, trips to friend’s homes, or even night’s out at the ballpark can be very difficult without the aid of wheelchair lifts or ramps. Every day, nearly 6.8 million Americans use some kind of device to aid in their mobility.
Wheelchair lifts have become much easier to use over the recent years. The development of the technology of these lifts has made it possible to have wheelchair lifts for home, wheelchair lifts for vans, and even lifts to take someone out of the wheelchair itself and move them into bed.
There are many older adults who face very similar situations when it comes to mobility issues and the potential for injury. Two million senior citizens visit the emergency room every year due to having experienced a fall. As our seniors continue to age, strides are being taken every day in the effort to help with mobility issues.
One of the many ways older adults are being helped is by providing them the opportunity to help themselves. Many lifts have been designed to help them in and out of the tub, or in and out of the car, or even into and out of a comfortable chair where they can relax in their own homes.
Lifts are exciting things. They help to make people’s lives better. There is no better way to spend your time than helping someone else. It does not matter whether one is young or old. If they have mobility issues, there is likely something on the market that will help them be able to function in a way that they can experience life more fully, more easily, more in the way they want to.