Sacramento Residential Elevator Company Improves Life for an El Dorado Hills Homeowner with Mobility Issues

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Pac West Elevator offers a wide range of home mobility equipment including wheelchair lifts and ramps, stair lifts, and fully automatic home elevators.

“We’re definitely seeing a growing trend for elevators and wheelchair lifts as the number of senior citizens increase,” says Teri Speel, owner of Pac West Elevator, one of the top providers of residential and commercial elevators in the Sacramento metro and San Francisco Bay area.

An increasingly aging population is looking to more than Botox for a lift. Once a luxury status symbol and a toy for the fabulously wealthy, elevators designed for private homes are becoming more affordable and popular.

In the near future that market could grow even more with nearly 80 million baby boomers turning 65 years or older by the year 2030. Especially when those with mobility issues are determined to stay put as they get older. According to an AARP survey, 83 percent of homeowners age 45 and older said they want to stay where they currently live for as long as possible.

That’s true for one of Pac West Elevator’s clients, Deborah Andrews, 51, who has been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for three years and is feeling the effects of the illness. “I’m easily fatigued, my muscles are weak, and I have problems going up and down stairs,” she admits.

Deborah lives with her husband and three children in a custom built two-story home with her husband and three children in a neighborhood they love with many lifelong friends. They built their beloved family home, which overlooks the Sacramento Valley and Lake Folsom, more than 22 years ago. Deborah’s doctor recommended moving from her family’s custom built two-story house to a single story residence.

“We searched for a new home for over six months, but felt torn because we didn’t want to leave our friends and family or the beautiful views,” Deborah explains. “My aging mother lives two blocks away and I like the comfort of being able to check on her when needed. My children can walk to Grandma’s house to visit. In addition, we invested a lot of time and money in our home.”

With new models of elevators smaller and cheaper than the old luxury or commercial standards, Deborah joined many senior citizens and aging boomers who decided elevators are a justifiable investment if they can stay in their homes longer and vastly improve their quality of life. In Deborah’s case, moving costs and loss of equity swayed the family to refinance their home, build an elevator shaft on the outside of the house and install a home elevator.

The $24,000 Savaria Eclipse Home Elevator that Pac West Elevator installed not only allows Deborah to remain upwardly mobile in her own home but also continues down to their back yard where they have a barbeque area and pool. “I missed entertaining,” Deborah says. “With our new elevator, I’m able to utilize my whole property with minimal fatigue. Now I feel that MS is doable and I didn’t have to compromise my lifestyle to do it.”

“It’s our mission to help clients live life to its full potential and maintain maximum independence,” says Teri. “We understand that many senior citizens are on a budget. We’re happy to provide those with mobility issues with superior equipment and service at lower prices in an industry that often practices exorbitantly high mark-ups. Just seeing the look on our client’s faces when they learn how to use the equipment and can go upstairs again is very fulfilling.”

Pac West Elevator not only has more than 20 years of experience, is fully licensed and certified, offers extended five-year warranties but also adds a personal touch by establishing a caring working relationship with their clients. To learn more about this unique company, please visit

About Pac West Elevator

Pac West Elevator is locally owned and operated and serves the Sacramento metro area, the San Francisco Bay Area and South Lake Tahoe. With over 20 years of experience in the elevator industry, they take pride in the quality and workmanship they provide. It is their goal to provide quality products and services at an exceptional value. Fully licensed, certified, and insured, their staff is highly trained and experienced in both the commercial and residential industries.

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