When you have a regular, up-and-down staircase, stair lift installation is easy. A straight staircase will typically be much less work than curved stairs.
But doesn’t mean stair lift installation is impossible if you live in a home with a curved staircase, although it still presents a challenge. Continue reading "Can Stair Lifts Be Fitted to Any Stairs?"
Want to make your home more accessible? Remember these words: universal design.
It’s a term that means an environment that can be used or accessed by anyone. You’ll find it at work on everything from the electronic doors at supermarkets to the curb cuts that allow wheelchair users to get on and off sidewalks. Continue reading "Want to Stay in Your Home? Embrace Universal Home Design"
Many parents want to age in place, but when that’s not an option, they often end up living with their adult children.
Caring for an elderly parent can often feel like a full-time career, especially if you’re already holding down a 9-5 job. It’s something we often hear from customers in the market for a new lift chair: they’re seeking ways to make life easier for themselves and their parents.
In this week’s blog, we’ll look at some of the signs that being a caregiver is leaving you feeling stressed, as well as some tips for dealing with this burnout.
Continue reading "How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout"
Are you approaching your 65th birthday? It’s time to start thinking about what you need to do to apply for Medicare.
You have a range of different options when applying for Medicare. In this week’s blog post, we’ll discuss how to do it and when. Continue reading "How to Apply for Medicare"
We’ve been writing quite a bit lately about Medicare, going over each of the different aspects of this government healthcare program.
Today we’re going to focus on Medicare Part D, which deals with prescription drug coverage. Continue reading "What Does Medicare Part D Cover?"
We’re going to continue our series on Medicare today by taking a closer look at Medicare Part C.
Unlike Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B, Medicare Part C is not a program that you enroll with Social Security. Rather, it’s another name for what’s known as the Medicare Advantage program, offering an alternative to traditional Medicare coverage. Continue reading "What Does Medicare Part C Cover?"
Medicare vs Medicaid.
They’re both government programs and they both have similar names. But they aren’t interchangeable.
Look closer at these federal health insurance coverage programs and you’ll find some key differences. Read on to learn everything you need to know about Medicare and Medicaid. Continue reading "What’s the Difference Between Medicare vs Medicaid?"
Even if you’re not yet old enough to receive Medicare, you probably have some idea what it is: health insurance for senior citizens.
But that’s a simple explanation for a complicated system. In this blog post, we’ll look at the different parts of Medicare, what they do and how it differs from its sister program, Medicaid. Continue reading "What is Medicare?"
We’ve devoted a lot of time on this blog talking about stair lifts. But this week, we’re devoting this space to a device that’s like a cousin to the stair lift, the vertical platform lift. Continue reading "What is a Vertical Platform Lift?"
If you or a loved one is dealing with mobility issues, tools such as wheelchair ramps, stair lifts and chairlifts can offer you new levels of safety and independence. Continue reading "How to Build a Wheelchair Ramp"