Statement
COVID-19

COVID 19 Statement

These are exceptional times. With Coronavirus – COVID-19 - we all face an unprecedented global challenge. The Stiltz Group continue to review activities on a daily basis to ensure we comply with safety directives at all times. At the same time, we look to balance this with providing the expected levels of service and support to our customers while being mindful of minimising risk for all concerned.

We are acutely aware that our customers tend to fall into higher risk categories, whether due to age, or as a result of pre-existing medical conditions. Therefore it is all the more important for our current and future customers to maintain their safety and independence at home with the help of their homelifts; this contributes towards the current policy of social distancing, especially important for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Reduction of accidents within the home at this time will also help minimize the burden on the increasingly stressed healthcare system.

We are keen to ensure those who need new homelifts installed and those who require their lifts to be serviced, can expect these activities to take place without fear of risk to their health. There are multiple online resources that will guide you to assist in providing a safe workplace for your employees and help protect the customers whose home you visit. Two we would recommend are:

CDC - click here to visit
OSHA - click here to visit

We are in this together and are standing by to offer you as much support as possible during this challenging time. If you have any questions, concerns or doubts about anything, please contact your territory manager or the technical services team and we will do our best to assist.

Sincerely

Mark Blomfield

President

The Fall is here – and what a beautiful time of the year it can be across the USA. However, the change in weather conditions and temperature can sometimes leave us unprepared for the new season and lead to a fall. Here are five ways to prevent a fall this fall.

1) Get your yard in order
Who does not love the beautiful colors of the leaves on trees, pumpkin carving, or the cool fall weather, but with leaves falling, comes hazard underfoot if you are not so steady on your feet.
The best thing to do to avoid a fall is to clear all driveways, footpaths and steps of any fallen leaves, and keep it clear. Leaves can become very slippery when wet and increase your chances of a fall.

2) Avoid loose clothing
In the Fall, you are met with milder weather during the daytime, but cooler weather in the early mornings and late evenings. This is the time of year that we tend to layer up. Layering up is practical, but loose clothing can easily get hooked onto door handles, or caught up underfoot. Stick to fitted clothing which is less likely to catch on anything and throw you off balance.

3) Boost your immune system
Fall is when the first viruses creep in so make sure you avoid the temptation to go for comfort food, and stick to a fresh, healthy diet to boost your immune system. This is also the time of year to see your medical practitioner about any routine vaccinations you might need, such as the influenza vaccination.

4) Balance exercises
According to the CDC a senior adult in the US falls every single second of every day. Balance is key to mobility. Practicing a few gentle at-home exercises on a regular basis can help seniors enhance strength, balance and coordination. If you prefer not to exercise at home or alone, research your local community exercise / fall prevention classes and join in with an existing group.

5) Look at making home adaptations
As we get older, using the stairs can become more challenging, and the risk of falls or accidents can increase. If you are finding it more tricky to go up and down the stairs then it might be time to consider making adaptations to your home. More and more homeowners are using home elevators as a way of moving safely, and easily, between floors – all at the touch of a button with no risk of falls.

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