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Home Elevators

Best Home Elevators of 2019

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.

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Posted 10/24/2019

Stair Lifts vs. Home Elevators - Which is Best for Me?

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.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Home Mobility Solutions, Inc. Joins Lifeway Mobility-Chicagoland

      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.

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by John Burfield  | 

Compare Through the Floor Home Elevators - Savaria vs. Wessex

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.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Home Elevator installed in Lake Forest, IL on Historic Property

 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.)

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by Eric Rubel  | 

What is a LU/LA Elevator?

The word "LULA" stands for Limited Use / Limited Application. A LULA elevator is sometimes referred to as a hybrid between a commercial elevator that you see in most public buildings and a wheelchair lift enclosed in a hoistway. The main reason businesses, schools, or churches install a LU/LA elevator rather than a traditional commercial elevator is to provide a safe and accessible way for all visitors to access all levels of the building (up to 3).

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Choosing a Home Elevator: Hoistway vs. Through Floor

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.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Elevators for Homes in Illinois, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin

Elevators for Homes in the Chicago, Illinois Area, Northwest Indiana & Southeast Wisconsin Lifeway Mobility Chicago, formerly EHLS 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: Savaria Waupaca Elevator Company Wessex 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. 

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Make Every Day An Independent Day!

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.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

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