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As the owner of Life Essentials, Kathy works in all areas including but not limited to sales, purchasing, accounting, organizing, and phone operator. Due to her combination of backgrounds in both management and farming, she enjoys overseeing our operations in hardware, tools, and the mechanics of the Life Essential equipment. Kathy's background has given her the tools she needs to carry the load here at Life Essentials.
She began a career at Eli Lilly in HR and progressed onto Management at ACE and then Sears Hardware. She joined the team at Life Essentials in 1999. As it was still work in progress, she quickly grew the company in a direction that was unstoppable. Kathy has a compassionate heart and enjoys helping people that are in need. She understands the value of putting someone back to work that might have had a life-changing event. Sometimes sudden change and sometimes slow progress. Either way, Kathy is there to help them through that transition.
Kathy enjoys speaking at public events about caregiving. She has been a caregiver to family members in the past and daily to her husband Hubert, the founder of Life Essentials. This family know first hand what living with a disability is like. Kathy knows first hand the trials and the rewards of caring for someone who has limitations.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her 5 grandchildren and her 2 children.
"I have a passion for helping people whose lives have been turned upside down by an accident or illness. My goal is to help them get back as close to their former life as we possibly can."
Your farm is your life. Now, you can get back to work and do what you need to do regardless of your mobility challenge. LifeLyftsTM agricultural lifts help you get in and out of your equipment with ease.
LifeLyfts by Life Essentials began with one man’s drive to farm regardless of physical ability and continues today with state-of-the-art equipment made to stand up to the demands of the toughest agricultural work. And we want to help you.
LifeLyfts by Life Essentials helps mobility impaired individuals gain independence in life for work and recreation. We began manufacturing a lift specifically designed for agricultural equipment. Over 37 years, our custom-designed lifts have evolved and our product line expanded to provide safe, dependable and quality-built mobility solutions for the mobility impaired individual and his/her family. We are manufactured in the USA. However, we have touched the lives of people in Australia, Canada, England, India, South America and Sweden. Wherever you are, our team is here to help.
Our goal is to help you take back your ability to move freely and be self-reliant, enjoy the outdoors, and accommodate your ability to work. LEARN MORE
Life essentials Running Board Lift, can use existing runningboard or we can build a platform for you to stand on.
Life Essentials truck mounted lift to get a disabled person into farm and off road equipment. Reaches 12' high and 14' out from the drivers side of the truck. Will get the person out of the driver seat and into their equipment. Radio remote control operation.
Transfer from a wheelchair to the seat on the lift and the powered lift moves to the operator seat onto the equipment. Pilot lift and hand controls mount on to the equipment.
· Lift capacity 350 lbs.
· Includes hand controls for tractors
· Includes radio remote controls
Our customer requested a lift system that would work both front and back of his John Deere equipment. We designed a product that will do exactly that. Watch this video to see how it works!
Demonstration done by Hubert VonHolten
Kathy Smith and LifeLyfts is featured on Interior design Blog Decorology where she speaks on home interior design for the disabled and those with special needs in mind
According to Kathleen Smith, CEO of Life Essentials, a leading provider of mobility products and handicap devices, “Making a home usable to the greatest extent to every individual regardless of their physical condition and ability has led to the development of a number of innovative in-home mobility products.”
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