Accessibility for those with mobility challenges is a concern on people’s minds, particularly with respect to the home and aging.
But older people aren’t the only ones who need the support of elevators for the home. Accidents happen. People undergo major surgery, or a family member may have a disability which requires mobility support in a multi-story home.
A sense of independence is a commonly-held desire for those struggling with mobility issues. What seems negligible to those of us who enjoy total freedom of movement can seem an insurmountable obstacle to someone in a wheelchair.
And that’s where wheelchair accessible elevators for the home come in. They allow mobility-challenged people to stay in their homes and to enjoy them fully, affording them freedom of movement.
This post explores wheelchair accessible elevators for the home and reviews some of the options that can make all the difference to quality of life.
Tailored to the home.
The challenges of a towering Victorian for someone in a wheelchair are obvious, but the obstacles inherent in even a Mid-Century rancher are very real, also.
Remember, that one step up to enter the house may seem like nothing to you, but it can seem impossible for someone in a wheelchair.
That’s why there are several options to consider when discussing accessibility aids in the home. A residential elevator provides wheelchair-bound people with access to all floors and it adds material value which far exceeds the cost of installation.
A vertical platform lift or a hybrid VPL do the same job, offering unlimited access to those with mobility challenges. Lifts are great for that one step at the front door, or for multiple flights of stairs.
The type of lift or elevator you choose depends largely on the style of home you live in, your needs and your personal aesthetic. At Inclinator-Elevette, we tailor our solutions to your needs and your home.
Home elevators – built for speed.
While both the VPL and elevator answer the need for access, elevators are especially attractive if you’re hoping to subtly integrate mobility support into the aesthetic of your house and its style.
This is the speedy solution, with a variety of drive systems and finishes which respond to both your desire to greater home access and aesthetic fidelity.
VPLs – cost-effective and customizable.
The vertical platform lift is also customizable with a variety of finishes and accessories, depending on your home and desires.
Positioned at the front door, in the garage or carport, or in the stairwell, a VPL is a cost-effective solution which can be equipped with all the same safety features a home elevator is.
Elevator meets vertical platform lift in this option, giving you the best of both worlds. Customizable and featuring controls similar to those you’d find in a home elevator, this may be the right option to meet your mobility and accessibility needs at home.
Now that you’ve read this brief overview of wheelchair accessibility options for the home, contact us. Let’s find your home mobility solution!