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Stairlifts of Louisiana



Dorothy Egan loves nothing more than staying busy. She spends her days doing dishes, baking cookies and folding laundry. At age 93, however, with several discs in her back damaged, causing her constant pain and stopping her from walking, doing those things can be a challenge.

Last week, Egan was stranded in her upstairs bedroom and besieged by boredom because her stair lift was broken. That’s where Carl Ravey, owner of Louisiana Stair Lift came to her rescue. He fixed a broken spring, adjusted her seat and she was ready to go again.

“We know how important these lifts are to our clients,” Ravey said. “We want them to be able to move safely between floors, to continue to live independently in the home that they love.”

Like so many, as Egan aged, her ability to productively function in her home, the place where she once thrived, diminished. The number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to more than double, from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060. According to a report by AARP, making sure the elderly remain active, both physically and mentally, is essential for overall wellbeing.

“Being able to get around is a blessing that I cherish,” says Egan.  “I want to still contribute to the care of my home and be as independent as I can.”

Stairlifts of Louisiana started in 2015 but Ravey has years of experience in the senior home modification business. He is a registered dealer of Acorn stair lifts and many other brands. His company also services stair lifts and provides residential elevators, scooter lifts and ceiling lifts, which help transfer disabled patients in a sling-seat between a bed and a wheelchair.

“I like the fact that I can make my living by helping others,” he says. “I think we do a good job and I take pride in doing a job right.”

Meanwhile, Egan is on her third batch of Christmas cookies and is truly happy to be downstairs.

“It’s wonderful,” she says, “and I just want to thank Carl for all he does.”

 

 

Stairlifts of Louisiana

1831 Manhattan

(504) 715-6658

louisianastairlifts.com

 

 

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After more than 40 years, Pamela Marquis thinks she can claim New Orleans citizenship. A frequent contributor to Biz New Orleans and New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Marquis has decades of experience as a freelance writer specializing in business writing. Marquis spent many years working in the non-profit world and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri.

Living in and loving the 7th ward, she spends her spare time walking her foster dog, playing with her brilliant granddaughters and dashing grandson and gardening. 

 

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