Future-Proofing Your HomeFebruary 1, 2020
How do I set up my home for a successful retirement? Future-proofing your home is about being prepared no matter what happens in life, to you or your family members.
As we age, the likelihood that we experience limitations in our mobility increases. It may be the result of an injury or new diagnosis. For people living in two-storey or split-level homes, stairs may become challenging and even dangerous. Faced with this dilemma, some people feel their only choice is to move to a single-level home.
RESiLIFT® inventor and CEO of The Residential Lift Company, Peter van Emmerik, conceived the first ‘through-floor’ residential lift as a safe and convenient alternative. His motivation was to create a product that empowered people to stay in their home at an affordable price with minimal impact when installing.
Peter’s award-winning shaftless lift has been replicated across the globe. His ground-breaking design was patented and has been the inspiration for many residential elevators.
“I designed this lift so people could stay safely in the home they love,” says Peter. “It saves time, effort and money that would otherwise be wasted moving house. It also removes the emotional anguish of being uprooted from your family home.”
Peter invented the RESiLIFT® when he retired in his mid-sixties! Like many people in retirement, he didn’t slow down. He remains actively involved with the business.
Despite its very small footprint, RESiLIFT® still fits two people. With three different sizes, some can accommodate walkers and even wheelchairs. Having a RESiLIFT®enables people to stay in their split-level home without the limitations and dangers of stairs.
One RESiLIFT® customer didn’t expect to be using the lift themselves, but when they had a knee replacement, they were relieved to be able to move around their home freely. Another customer initially installed the lift for when their elderly mother visited, but a few years later they had a grandchild with mobility issues that also needed to use it.
RESiLIFT® has truly been a ‘life-saver’ in many people’s homes. With the potential upheaval of an unexpected diagnosis, injury, disability or surgery, it’s good to know that at least the challenge of stairs is alleviated.
For many customers who are still agile and mobile, the lift might initially be used for carrying loads of washing, suitcases or groceries. This is much safer than carrying these items on the stairs and ensures that they will enjoy the rest of their retirement.
“It’s such a relief! Now I know we can stay in our home! We love it!” says Margot Ling who installed a RESiLIFT®.
When you prepare your home for any eventuality, you free yourself from future worry.
The RESiLIFT® is designed and manufactured by The Residential Lift Company.
To find out more about future-proofing your home with a RESiLIFT® call 1300 303 522 or visit our new website www.resilift.com.au