Is A Toilet Lift An Alternative To Assisted Living?
Yes. Many of our customers are at a crossroads. They need help toileting, which is around-the-clock. This would typically mean they have to move to an Assisted Living facility, but they don't want to give up their freedom, leave their home, or pay the roughly $4,500 per month. A better choice is a toilet lift, which allows them to toilet themselves independently and stay in their home.
Are people happier in Assisted Living? Yes, eventually. Studies show that seniors who live in assisted living feel safer. Being around their peers and the extra care gives them peace of mind, once they get there. Unfortunately, seniors don't want to go there. 89% of seniors want to age in place in their homes.
What is it like moving into assisted living? It can include selling many of your possessions including your house and changing your routine. The process is stressful.
What does it cost to stay in assisted living? According to this study from SeniorLiving.org, the average monthly cost for a private room in an Assisted Living facility in the USA is: $4,500 per month. That's a lot compared to a $1,499 toilet lift.
Toilet Lift or Assisted Living? Assisted living has some advantages, more involved caretakers for example, but for a person who wants to stay at home and needs help getting on and off the toilet, Dignity Lifts are a great choice. For the price of 10 days of assisted living you can put a Deluxe Toilet Lift in your bathroom and remain independent.
Why not both... eventually? Someday it may be time to move to the next level of care, when that happens you can bring your lift. Most A.L. rooms have private bathrooms and your lift will allow you the privacy you are used to. In fact, many of our customers are Assisted Living residents and facilities. Those folks use our lifts to avoid moving to Skilled Nursing.