Ceiling lift over two floors

Ceiling lift over two floors makes it possible for a person with extensive disabilities to sleep in the loft

Ceiling lift to loft bedroom
Ceiling lift to loft bedroom

Description
Helena lives in a two-story house with a loft. She and her husband sleep in the loft. To get there they installed a ceiling lift that goes over two floors. For safety, they chose to use two ceiling lift motors that run in the same ceiling track and that lift simultaneously. Both lift straps sit on one hanger.

The loft has a fence with a gate that allows the user to enter the loft.

Users comments
They enhanced safety by using two lift motors. If one motor should break down, it can be disconnected and the other one can be used alone.

Helena’s husband installed the ceiling lift.

Made by
Merivaara

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
The user and her husband’s

Editors comments
The ceiling lift is no longer made, but similar models are available from suppliers such as Liko, www.liko.se and Invacare, www.invacare.com (last checked Febr. 2017)

This tip is from 2009

Ceiling lift goes through gate to loft
Ceiling lift goes through gate to loft
Ceiling lift above loft bed
Ceiling lift above loft bed
Two lift engines run in ceiling track
Two lift engines run in ceiling track
Helena's husband helps her to use the ceiling lift
Helena's husband helps her to use the ceiling lift

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Tipsare: Helena

Helena lives together with her husband and two teenage children in a house. She is working part time (75%). Since birth she has a muscular disease with symtoms similar to a high spinal cord lesion. She has personal assistance 24 hours a day.