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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Handrails and Grab Bars - Effective Fall Prevention

Posted by John Burfield on 3/13/19 1:52 PM

As we age, our balance, strength and vision can begin to decline and navigating stairways, steps, stoops and landings can become increasingly difficult. Progressive illnesses and injuries can also cause these familiar household structures to become hazardous. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death and injury to older adults and a common reason that people give up on independent living.

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Topics: Stair Lift, Safety, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Grab Bar, Handrail

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

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

Driver Rehabilitation: What You Should Know

Posted by John Burfield on 1/25/19 4:32 PM

Do you remember what it was like when you first started driving?  For many, the ability to drive marked a rite of passage that signified the transition into adulthood and ushered in new found independence and freedom. 

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Topics: Mobility, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Driver Rehabilitation Services, Adaptive Driving Equipment