Stairways and elevated floors are major challenges for many individuals, seniors and those recovering from an injury. Today, more than 1/3 of the population above the age of 75, has some form of mobility restriction. For many the stairs has become a handicap. Platform lifts are a good option for them, being designed to raise the consumer and their wheelchair, scooter or power chair to the desired level. These lifts are durable and ensure easy accessibility both indoors and outdoors. They help to overcome barriers such as stairs and give easier access to the home.
Persons with limited mobility due to old age or disability often feel compelled to move from their multi-level home
As we get older and our health becomes more fragile, problems may arise which can reduce our level of independence. Fortunately, there are many mobility aids which restore our sense of independence. The most popular being the stair lift.
It’s a question we hear quite frequently: Will Medicare pay for my stair lift?
And the quick, short answer is “No.”
However, we’d rather be helpful than just offer a quick yes or no.
And although Medicare does pay for “durable medical equipment” such as wheelchairs, when it comes to stair lifts, Medicare says “No.” That’s because it counts stair lifts as “home modifications,” which aren’t covered under the program.
Topics: stairlifts Medicare