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Stairlifts in New Jersey: Find the right option for you!

Physically disabling factors whether from an accident, medical procedure, or the natural aging process can threaten a person’s independence. Finding ways to acquire and maintain an independent lifestyle is a key factor in happiness. Stairlifts, which are battery-powered chairs mounted on stair rails, help in promoting independence by providing a safe and reliable solution to access upper and lower levels of structures and the outdoors in residential and commercial facilities. Continue reading "Stairlifts in New Jersey: Find the right option for you!"

Does Medicaid Cover Home Stairlifts?

Does Medicaid cover home stairlifts?Stairs can become a problematic area in a home to navigate if you’ve suffered an injury that affects you physically or as you get older. If you suffer from limited mobility, a home stairlift will offer you many benefits. Stairlifts are an option for you to remain in your home if these conditions exist and prevent you from having to downsize or move. Stairlifts are necessary if a person is deemed physically unable to perform climbing stairs due to medical conditions, but does Medicaid cover home stairlifts?

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Will Temporary Lift Chair Rental Cause Damage to Walls or Stairs?

PA Stairlift has rental lifts for temporary house guests.For many people, a stair lift becomes a permanent – and highly useful – fixture in your home.

But maybe that’s not the case for you. Maybe you have a relative coming to stay, and you know they won’t be able to handle your stairs, but you want to make your entire home accessible.

Perhaps temporary lift chair rental is the answer.

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Accessibility and Enjoying the Great Outdoors

External Stair Lift in Bucks CountySpring is here, bringing with it plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy your backyard. But for people with mobility issues, this can be easier said than done.

That’s why we want to spend some time today talking about ways to make your backyard – from decks to patios to walkways – more accessible.

In some cases that means installing devices such as stair lifts and platform lifts. Other times, accessibility means making certain adjustments.

Here are a few ways to make your backyard for accessible this spring:

1. Spaces and paths

Everyone wants a smooth, level place to sit during backyard gatherings, and people who use wheelchairs are no exception.  Wheelchairs need about five feet of space in which to turn around. Ideally, you should aim for more than that, with spaces scattered around the area.

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What Stair Lift Features Are Right for You?

stair lift featuresInstalling a stair lift – also known as a chair lift – will change your life for the better, but it’s a purchase that requires some education.

Most stair lifts come with several different features, and determining which stair lift features you’ll need most is important to making your choice.

But before we get to stair lift features, we wanted to review some of the basic terms you might encounter as you do your research.

  • Carriage – Another word for the seat or platform that carries users up and down the stairs.
  • Track – The long metal piece that runs up the stairwell. It is typically affixed to the steps rather than to the wall.
  • Cycle – A round trip on the stair lift.
  • Stair tread – The part of the stairs on which people walk.
  • Swivel seat – A carriage that can turn at an angle – usually 45-90 degrees –allowing users to swivel away from the steps and get on or off the lift on a flat, stable surface.

Some common stair lift features include:

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Stair Lifts and Home Health Care

install stairliftsAs the Baby Boom generation ages, more and more people will turn to home health care as an alternative to residential care (retirement communities, assisted living, etc.).

Part of that is a growing wish to age in place and boomers’ embrace of new patient-managed technology, and part of it is just math: The number of senior citizens in America is expected to jump to 71 million by 2029, the year the last group of boomers hits the retirement age.

In the face of that shift, policymakers are pushing home health care as a solution to the cost of hospitalization, writes Liz Seegert in Covering Health, a publication of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

“Hospitals or nursing homes are no longer the only options,” U.S. Senator Harry Reid told a home health care conference in 2013. “In the months and years to come, the home health care industry will become the de facto solution for many as our aging population requires more care.”

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Installing a Stair Lift on Curved Staircases

Stair lift installationcurved staircase stair lift installation is easy when staircases are easy. A staircase that goes straight from point A to point B requires far less work than a curved staircase.

That doesn’t mean curved stair lifts are impossible. While they present a challenge, they can be done.

Curved stairways – or staircases that have any sort of irregular design – are more expensive to work with. That’s because no two curved staircases are the same, which means you’ll need a custom stair lift.

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