After a record-breaking year, which saw the healthcare equipment specialists expand their team and achieve 70% sales growth, Innova Care Concepts have announced their entry into the home lift market. The move marks the latest chapter in Innova’s mission to enhance quality of life through innovation.
The company recently made their expansion official with the launch of the UltiLift, a brand-new through floor lift for UK homes. Uniquely for a domestic lift, the Ultilift is completely adaptable. Each lift is bespoke – the size and all aspects of the design can be tailored to suit individual needs.
For properties with sloped ceilings, low door heights and other unique room layouts, this avoids the major property adaptation costs required to fit a standard sized lift. The UltiLift works with the space available, making it well suited to private residences and care homes where avoiding upheaval and maintaining a homely feel are top priorities.
It was years of working on case management and litigation projects, for clients with diverse accessibility requirements, that inspired Innova to launch the UltiLift. The company wanted to provide home lifts that were versatile and could be adapted to suit their clients’ clinical and design needs.
Ramsey Hulbert, Specialist Equipment Advisor at Innova, said:
“One of the first UltiLifts we installed was for a client with Cerebral Palsy. We were working on a full home refurbishment – installing hoist systems and adapting the bathroom – and realised that a lift would really help him move around the house more easily. Our client cannot mobilise, so uses a manual wheelchair full-time.”
“There were a few must-haves for the home lift. The client had to be able to use the lift independently, so he could go up and downstairs as he wishes. The lift had to fit within the confines of the existing house layout, and it had to be in keeping with the design style of the rest of the home. UltiLift ticked all the boxes. We were able to install the lift into the one corner of the home that worked with window/door positions, complete with a personalised cabin livery design and electric powered doors to allow for fully independent operation.”
Improving the safety of home lifts was also a priority for Innova. The UltiLift can safely transport up to 450kg over as many as five floors.
A call sounder and telephone are available in case the user needs to call for assistance. Plus, the hydraulic power system allows you to safely lower the lift manually, without any backup, in the event of a power cut, fire or another emergency.
Jason Fulcher, Case Management & Litigation Project Specialist at Innova, said:
“The advanced safety features on the UltiLift are great, but it’s the customisability that really makes it impressive. We are working with a client who has been restricted to the ground floor of his home. After learning more about his needs, we were able to design an UltiLift that he could use by himself.”
“Our client is paralysed on his left-side. So, we created a special control panel that will be installed on the right-side. It has larger buttons and a grab rail specified to the right height for him to get in and out of the lift unaided. Special-width doors were also added to accommodate his power chair. We’re looking forward to completing the installation so our client can make the most of his entire home!”
The UltiLift is available with a wide variety of interior finishes, door and flooring styles and takes less energy than an iron to operate.