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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Is Your School Accessible for Persons with a Physical Disability?

Posted by Paul Bergantino on 2/21/19 3:30 PM

If you have worked in or been to an elementary, middle, high school or even a university lately, you may have noticed that there are many diverse situations that need to be accommodated for: wheelchairs, walkers, space for physical and occupational therapy, barrier-free playground equipment, etc.  Many schools throughout the country are older and were not built with these accommodations in mind, and despite the Americans with Disabilities Act, some schools are not as compliant as they could be.  So, if you are an administrator looking to adapt your school’s environment or a parent wanting more access, read on for more tips on accessibility!

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Topics: Accessibility, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift, Universal Design, Bathroom Safety, Wheelchair, Accessibility Equipment, Mobility, Safety, Product FAQ, ramp

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

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

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

What is a Hydrotherapy Air Spa Bathtub?

Posted by John Burfield on 1/10/19 2:41 PM

With the therapeutic benefits of warm water therapy gaining notoriety, you may be in the market for a new soaking or walk-in bathtub. If this is the case, you might have seen an option called a hydrotherapy air tub. While many people are familiar with tubs outfitted with whirlpool jets, commonly called a Jacuzzi tub, an air tub is a newer concept.

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Topics: Walk-in Bathtub, Accessible Bathing, Accessibility, Accessibility Equipment, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Aging-In-Place