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Stair Lifts Costs
[This article was initially published on the blog August 15, 2017. I checked current payment options for residents of Missouri and Kansas.]
I recently encountered a client who was unable to walk up the stairs in her home to access her bedroom and bathroom. Unfortunately, my client has no bathroom on the main level of the house. My client has the following options: 1) Use a bedside commode and portable shower in the living room. 2) Install a stair lift or inclined wheelchair lift to access the second floor. The client opted to remain in a facility until gaining more independence with her ability to care for herself.
Lastly, the Veteran's Administration will pay for a stair lift or inclined wheelchair lift for a veteran who is a wheelchair user with a service connected disability. This will occur after a home visit and functional skills assessment by an occupational therapist.
It is important to note that I always recommend using a company who specializes in lifts and elevators, such as KC Lift, in able to assure you purchase the most appropriate and safe lift for your needs. If you purchase a lift off of the internet, you do not have the guarantee the lift is properly installed.