If you are one of the millions of Americans with mobility issues and you live in a multi-story home, you may have considered having a residential elevator installed. When considering a home elevator, there are two distinct elevator classifications that homeowners should consider.
Savaria through-the-floor elevator
Conveniently access two levels of your home "through-the-floor" with a through-floor elevator from Lifeway Mobility!
Through-the-floor elevators are innovative and unique and make it easy and safe to travel between two levels (up to 14') in a home. These types of home elevators mesh practicality and can be installed almost anywhere, without the need for a shaft or an electrical room.
For anyone struggling with going up and down stairs, a through-the-floor elevator could be the quickest and best solution to help improve one’s lifestyle, and could be a more attractive alternative to a stair lift.
Lifeway Mobility Chicago (formerly EHLS), a local Bruno Diamond stair lift dealer, has a showroom equipped with six fully operational stair lifts. Visiting a stair lift showroom can be very helpful for:
We have all heard the phrase “A Man’s Home is His Castle” but what about when that home no longer serves the needs of the inhabitants? Many families today are starting to think about the design of their home in light of what the future could bring. The very thought of having to leave their home can be devastating, so why not explore options? While we do our best to stay young and vibrant, getting older is inevitable. Home modifications could be the very remedy for a senior who wishes to live independently and feel safe. Residential retrofits can provide some very positive repercussions. Installing home elevators may be the answer to being able to live comfortably without sacrificing the aesthetics.
If the stairs start to become too difficult to manage at home, there are usually two options that people can consider to solve the problem. The first option is to remain at home (with modifications), and the other is to move to a senior living or assisted living facility. Both are feasible options, but many prefer to remain in their home because it prevents the stress of having to move again, and makes it possible to remain in the place that has so many positive emotional ties. A home is a place of comfort as it is where most people build lasting memories with family and friends, whether it be from holidays parties, or social gatherings with friends.
Lifeway Mobility announced today that it has acquired the assets of Home Mobility Solutions, Inc. (HMS), Downers Grove, IL, through its subsidiary, Extended Home Living Services, Inc (EHLS), Arlington Heights, IL.
Founded by Mike Cleary, HMS has served greater Chicagoland and northwest Indiana, offering accessibility solutions including stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, modular ramps, bathroom modifications and elevators, for over 12 years.
A through the floor home elevator is exactly what it sounds like. It is a home elevator that literally travels through a floor cutout in the ceiling of the lower level and the floor of the upper level. These types of home elevator models are newer to the market when compared to hydraulic elevators and some of the other types of traditional style home elevators.
In October 2017, EHLS / Lifeway Mobility Chicago finished the installation of a residential elevator at a beautiful new home in Lake Forest, Illinois.
The new home that the elevator was installed is located on the property where the historic Villa Turicum was built back in 1912. The Villa Turicum was Edith Rockefeller McCormick's country estate. (See below for more information about the Villa Turicum.)
Elevators for Homes in the Chicago, Illinois Area, Northwest Indiana & Southeast Wisconsin
Lifeway Mobility offers a variety of residential elevators for homes throughout the greater Chicago area, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. The residential elevators we offer are from the top manufacturers in the industry:
Fox Valley Elevator
A home elevator is often thought to be an expensive luxury item. However, adding an elevator to your home is actually pretty affordable, and will benefit you and your family in a number of ways.
Most parents can clearly remember the first years of their child’s life - patiently waiting for those first steps and making sure to hover close by in case of a fall. Once walking is "mastered" parents will still make sure to do what they can to prevent slips or accidents from happening in the home. It’s in our nature to make sure that we help loved ones as much as we can to keep them safe. But, the “I can do it myself” was the familiar cry that told us how badly they wanted to be independent.