If you’re a senior who wants to stay in your home as long as possible, and you’re ready to invest in upgrades to improve your quality of life (and value of your home), then a home elevator is one of the best investments you can make.
Aging brings its own challenges and, although dedicated senior living residences provide specific care support, there is no place like home.
Home lifts are an affordable alternative to the costs associated with selling and moving for those who find stairs a challenge and feel they need to move as a result.
Here are 5 reasons a home elevator is the smartest investment you can make:
1 Stay in the home you love
Should you or your partner develop mobility issues or need a wheelchair, a home lift can keep you mobile without needing to move out of your home.
Home lifts transform your life without having to move!
2 Maintain your independence
It isn’t easy asking for help all the time and, as we age, moving heavy items – even groceries – up and down can become difficult. A home lift does the moving for you!
3 Prevent falls and injury from stairs
It’s no secret that staircases are fall hazards for seniors. Skip the hip replacement from a fall and use a safe, comfortable, home lift instead.
Falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian seniors, and between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year.
Seniors’ Falls in Canada,
Public Health Agency of Canada
4 Enjoy well-deserved comfort and convenience
Treat yourself to a relaxing, comfortable ride between floors, especially if climbing stairs is a painful strenuous experience.
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5 Elevate the value of your home
Home elevators are no longer reserved for accessibility but have become an architectural statement that adds to the charm of your home. Adding an elegant, premium upgrade like a home lift, increases the value of your home.
Home elevators are more popular and affordable than ever, making them a wise investment.
Incorporating a home elevator into the design stage of a new build is excellent future-proof planning. For the many existing homes without this, however, Homelifts is an ideal retrofit solution for finished homes as it does not require a hoistway or shaft.
Home lifts are 2-storey residential elevators – meaning they open on two levels.
If you’re looking for more than two storeys, then you need one of our multi-storey home elevators.
Homelifts are safe, elegant & convenient
Homelifts by Cambridge Elevating have the most comprehensive safety features for home lifts.
Here are three of the most common concerns around safety:
- No risk of ‘crushing’: Homelifts are equipped with pressure sensors that stop the elevator if someone or even a pet is above or below.
- In the event of a power failure: Homelifts are equipped with an emergency battery backup system in the event of a power failure.
- No hazardous ‘holes’: Homelifts are equipped with a trap door that seals the upper floor when it travels to the lower floor position, and when travelling to the upper floor the bottom tray seals the opening as well as establishes a complete fire seal (unique to Homelifts by Cambridge Elevating).
How much does it cost?
When quoting on the right home elevator for you there are a few questions we need to answer. For example, is it for a new build or an existing home? How many floors do you need the elevator to access? What size would you suit you best? Do you need any extra features?
All our quotes are obligation-free and are offered as a service.
3 ways to learn more:
Depending on your level of interest, we offer three ways to learn more about Homelifts besides the information on our website.
Get a Quote & Brochure
Book a Home Assessment
Visit Our Showroom
Why book a Homelift assessment?
The best way for you to understand everything about potentially getting a Homelift is through a FREE in-home assessment. We will come to your home, assess possible locations and feasibility, and discuss your specific needs, the total cost of the project (financing is available), timelines, and more.
A Homelift assessment is free of charge and includes:
- Assessment of your needs
- Advice on the most suitable solution for you and the space available for installation
- Survey of measures and project feasibility study
Home lifts allow you to keep the home you love and help you live safely, and independently for as long as possible and avoid the higher costs (and inconvenience) of moving.
Cambridge Elevating is certified through the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Adaptiv Home Renovation Course.
The Adaptiv Home Renovation Course provides professionals with the knowledge to better support Canadians who wish to live at home for as long as they can. The course focuses on improving design, safety, security, ease of use, comfort, and accessibility.