Duo Classic Elevator Lift Case Study, Florida, USA
Mrs Ojeda’s elderly parents moved in with her so she could care for them, but they were quickly in need of a practical solution to get them safely between floors, as the stairs were becoming difficult. After some research, and discounting an old-fashioned stair lift, Mrs Ojeda decided on a Stiltz Duo Vista Home Elevator. This is her story.
Mrs Ojeda wanted to find a home elevator solution that would allow her parents the freedom to move around the home and also one which would look modern and stylish, too.
She and her sister had researched the option in the past and not found anything suitable. This time around it was different. After initially looking into stair lifts, receiving a couple of quotes and deciding it was not for them, she came across Stiltz Lifts and was delighted. What stood out for her and her family the most was its contemporary design, its reliability, simplicity and ease of use.
Mrs Ojeda said: “There are so many things I like about our Stiltz Lift. In fact, I love it. I love the glass, the look, the design – but I guess my favorite part, aside from the look, is that it is so quick and so easy to use. You just get in, flick the button and you go up or down. And to me, that is just ease of use. It is also very quiet. You can hardly hear it. It has a gentle hum, but I can hardly hear it. It is very, very quiet.”
This is because, unlike an old fashioned stair lift, the Stiltz residential elevators range have a built- in electric motor with no noisy hydraulics. The lift has the convenience of plugging straight into a domestic power socket and thanks to its compact footprint Mrs Ojeda could have the home elevator installed exactly where she wanted within her home.
The whole family are delighted with the end result and say it has made a massive difference to all of their lives. Mrs Ojeda said: “I wish we had done it years ago. It has changed our lives. Dad loves it. He takes people to see it and says ‘take a ride’. It makes it so much easier for him, because he never has to go up the stairs anymore and he loves it. It’s also large enough that, if I go in there with him, me, him and his walker all fit in comfortably.”
Mrs Ojeda added: “I would say to anyone considering anything else other than this, to go for a Stiltz Home Elevator, if you have a necessity for it; no matter how small. We use it every day. In the morning, we go down with it and at night we go up with it. And any time, Dad wants to, in between.”
Because of its self-supporting structure and smart modular design, the Stiltz Home Elevator needs no load bearing wall making it extremely flexible and ultra-fast to install with minimal disruption to daily life.
Mrs Ojeda explained: “The installation wasn’t at all disruptive. They did what they had to do, I wasn’t even there. It took about three days, but not all day long, so it wasn’t disruptive at all. The second day they got the most done. They got it done really quickly. I would without a doubt recommend Stiltz to anyone. I already have a number of times. Compared to everything else we researched the Stiltz Home Elevator was fantastic value for money and has changed our lives forever.”
WATCH our video interview or read the transcript with Mrs Ojeda here.