“Every time I put my foot in the lift, I am so thankful”, says Romina who installed a RESiLIFT 6 months ago.
Romina and Les lived on a large property in Mornington Peninsula for over 30 years. As the property became too big to maintain, they decided to subdivide the land. Les, a builder by trade, built a beautiful double-storey Georgian Style house at the front of the property where they moved into 12 years ago. Little did they know that building a double-storey home was going to be problematic in another ten years.
In recent years Romina developed Neuropathy, a condition where she has numbness in her feet and toes, therefore losing control of her feet. The stairs in their home now became an ‘accident waiting to happen’. Their children were very concerned for their safety and were encouraging them to sell and move to a single-level home. This was heartbreaking for Romina and Les. Over several decades they had accumulated so many memories associated with their property, not to mention they didn’t want to uproot and leave their local community and networks.
In their conundrum, Romina received a text from a friend. It was a photo of a lady in a RESiLIFT. [Photo above is the photo!] From that moment, Romina and Les realised that they did have an alternative to moving home! This newfound insight gave them sheer joy.
Within weeks Romina and Les installed a RESiLIFT. “It works like magic!” says Romina, “The whole house is under my feet!” With just the simple press of the button, Romina and Les can travel freely between the two floors of their home.
For a number of years, prior to having the lift installed, with the bedroom upstairs and the living area downstairs, Romina had to minimise going to her room during the day. Each morning she would bring downstairs everything she needed for the day to avoid unnecessary trekking up and down the stairs.
For Les and Romina, installing a home lift was a game changer. Not only could they now stay in the home they love, they knew their home was now safe. Despite living in a two-storey home, their day-to-day experience became like living in a single-level home.
As is often the case, the initial reason to consider a lift, became more urgent when Les unexpectedly became unwell and required a walker.
While Les was in hospital, Romina organised a RESiLIFT to be installed as a surprise to Les. When he came home, he initially didn’t notice the lift because it blends in so nicely to the surrounds. However, once he realised, he couldn’t believe it!
“What the lift has meant for us is more than just a lift! It’s removed the stress and worry about the danger of the stairs and the urgency of downsizing to a single-level home. All the stress was resolved with one simple decision, to install a RESiLIFT. We are thrilled that we can now stay in our home forever!” says Romina.
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