All across the country, people have trouble living life to the fullest due to some type of mobility issue. However, it is more possible now for those individuals to improve their quality of life through technology. With mobility aids, these people can have discomfort and pain reduced, feel freer and more confident, and regain some independence. With the use of a stair lift, medical conditions that limit a person’s mobility can be better dealt with.
Of all mobility aids available today, chairlifts (and wheelchair lifts) are some of the most popular and commonly found in homes. People with disabling conditions can remain in their homes longer without needing to move due to a lack of independence and mobility restrictions. In some cases, be it through nonprofit organizations, insurance programs, or government funding, financial assistance may be available to pay for the installation of a stair lift.
Here we are going to explore some of the medical conditions that likely require the use of the stair lift. When the reason for stair lift installation falls within these parameters, there is a higher chance of installation being paid for by one funding source or another.
Medical Conditions and Stairlifts
In order to get the installation of a stair lift paid for by Medicare/Medicaid/insurance, it’s usually necessary that the home you live in be owned by you or rented by you (with approval of landlord). You will probably be assessed to determine whether or not a stair lift installation is appropriate or necessary for your needs.
That aside, however, here are some of the conditions that could require the use of a stair lift:
- Cerebral palsy, MS, and other disabilities
- Broken bones due to trauma/accident
- Blindness or visual impairment
- Stroke or other brain injury
- Rheumatoid arthritis/joint pain
- Diabetic wounds or ulcers
- Spina bifida
- Heart and lung problems causing respiratory impairment
- Paralysis… and more
There can be no doubt that stair lifts help people with physical impairments. But, using one of these systems also provides emotional and mental benefits. This is because they help people maintain their current lifestyle, boost self-esteem, and increase independence levels.
Paying for Your Stair Chair
Today’s stair chairs are more affordable than ever, particularly if you purchase yours through Freedom Stairlifts. If you can’t afford the installation of a stair lift, here are a number of options that may be available:
- State-based programs
- VA (Veterans Administration)
- Medical insurance/Medicaid/Medicare
- Federal government grants
- Nonprofit organizations
Could You and Your Home Use a Stairlift?
For all your stair lift needs, you can count on Freedom Stairlifts. Provided by some of the United States’ best manufacturers, we work with refurbished stair lifts, preowned, and high-performance stair lifts. For the past five years, we’ve been New York’s stair lift provider top choice. Ask us about the following products:
- Outdoor/indoor wheelchair ramps and elevators
- Residential elevators
- Perch lifts
- Curved stair lifts
- Straight stair lifts
At Freedom Stairlifts, we pride ourselves not only on providing some of the highest quality stair lifts available, we also make every effort to make our products as affordable as possible. We even have special financing available through the Care Credit Card. For a full 18 months, you pay zero interest if you qualify. Contact us today to find out more about the stair lift solutions we offer.