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Lifeway Mobility Blog

What is an Occupational Therapist and What Do They Do?

Posted by John Burfield on 4/4/19 4:06 PM

Since April is Occupational Therapy Month, it’s a good time to reflect on how occupational therapists help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world each year.

Despite the important services they provide, many people don’t understand what an occupational therapist (OT) does. An OT is a licensed health and rehabilitation professional that works with people of all ages with mental, physical, developmental, social or emotional problems to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.
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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Occupational Therapy

Which Curved Stair Lift is Best? Tube Rail vs. Flat Rail

Posted by John Burfield on 2/28/19 3:44 PM

A curved rail stair lift requires a track that is curved to fit the shape of your staircase. There are several different types of curved rail. When buying a curved stair lift, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each type of track.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

How Much Electricity Does a Stair Lift Use?

Posted by Lifeway Mobility Technician on 2/13/19 3:55 PM

After you have a stair lift installed, you won’t notice any significant changes to your home’s electric bill. A stair lift is energy efficient and uses approximately .024 kWh of electricity and should cost less than $15 per year.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

Does Insurance or Medicare Cover Stair Lifts?

Posted by John Burfield on 2/5/19 3:57 PM

If you’re in the market for a stair lift, you may be wondering if your health insurance or Medicare coverage will pay the cost. Unfortunately, standard health insurance policies and Medicare will not typically cover the purchase or installation of a stair lift, even with a doctor’s order.

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Topics: Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

How Much Does a Stair Lift Cost?

Posted by John Burfield on 2/1/19 1:01 PM

A question that we frequently get asked is “How much does a stair lift cost?”. There are several factors that determine the price of a stair lift, including which make and model of stair lift you choose and whether your stairway is straight or curved. Other factors include whether you are purchasing a brand-new unit, a refurbished unit or renting a stair lift.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility