Lambertville business looks to meet needs of aging boomersWritten by Duane Ramsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Enhanced Living Solutions is the newest source for home health care equipment, products and supplies in Toledo and Southeast Michigan with its showroom located in Lambertville, Mich.
“I was in the distributing and manufacturing end of the business and saw there was a real need for a place where people can feel, touch and test the products,” said Mike Fisher, president of Enhanced Living Solutions. “So we opened this showroom where they can do just that.”
The 2,600-square-foot showroom opened in late June on Sterns Road in the Foodtown shopping plaza. It includes displays of equipment including home care beds, lift chairs, transportable wheelchairs, motorized scooters, walk-in bath units and threshold ramps for cars and homes.
Fisher said the business carries walk-in tub systems from the basic model to those with heat and hydrotherapy jets. He said the business offers professional installation of those products through local contractors.
The company also carries nine styles of lift chairs available in four choices of fabric from two large manufacturers, Pride and Golden Technologies.
Enhanced Living Solutions stocks and sells hundreds of home health care products, bath and safety accessories, geriatric items, and shoes and socks for diabetics.
“Everything they need, they can find here and try all the products in our showroom,” Fisher said. “We deliver, set up and demonstrate everything we sell to the patient’s home, assisted-living or nursing-care facilities.”
The company expects to serve customers in Southeast Michigan and the Toledo metropolitan market. Fisher said it has already served customers from Adrian to the north, to as far south as Bowling Green in addition to Toledo and its surrounding areas.
Enhanced Living Solutions also sells and delivers equipment and products to assisted-living, hospice and nursing-care facilities in the same market area.
Fisher said an additional aspect of the business would be to act as a referral service, directing customers to home health care, nursing home or hospice services.
The company will display home health care equipment and products at the Bedford Senior Center Oct. 3.
Fisher said he scheduled a public grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11. The public and health care professionals are invited to attend this event.
With the continuous aging of baby boomers, more people will be seeking home health care living solutions for themselves or their parents, Fisher said. He said his company is ready to take advantage of that growing market.
“We are cautiously optimistic that we’re in the right place and right time for the market,” Fisher said.
Enhanced Living Solutions is a privately owned and operated business. Fisher said his goal is to open some additional stores and possibly offer franchises of the concept.
However, the newcomer in the Toledo area is not without competition. Wright & Filippis has operated a showroom with home health care products in Toledo for the past 10 years. It is located in a shopping center on Monroe Street at Secor Road.
Wright & Filippis has numerous locations in the Detroit metropolitan area and has been in business for 60 years. The company is based in Rochester Hills, Mich.
Several locally owned pharmacies also carry and sell a selection of home health care equipment and products. The list includes such businesses Erie Drug on Lewis Avenue, GlenByrne Pharmacy at Byrne and Glendale, and The Pharmacy Counter with three locations on West Central Avenue, South Byrne Road and Navarre Avenue in Toledo.
Arcadia Resources Inc. operates home health care outlets in several Sears stores, but not in Sears locations at the Westgate Village Shopping Center or Woodville Mall in Toledo.