This WGN podcast discusses the various elevator options available for homeowners and those looking to age in place in their homes, particularly in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those with multi-generational households or older family members, installing a home elevator or stairlift can provide the necessary mobility and independence.There are several elevator options available, including encapsulated elevators such as the Eclipse Home Elevator by Access or the Home Elevators by Residential Elevators. Other options include self-contained elevators like the VUE Lift by Savaria or the through-the-floor Telecab Elevator also by Savaria.
In cases where it is not possible to install a traditional home elevator within the home, an encapsulated elevator can be a practical solution. This type of elevator is built within a structure that resembles a chimney and connects to each floor of the home. Encapsulated elevators are generally less expensive than traditional home elevators and can be a viable alternative for many homeowners.