So you are having trouble getting out of a chair? Mobility challenges are no fun. Getting around can be hard enough, but when you don’t have the strength to get out of a chair or off the toilet, life can be difficult.
Or maybe you had an injury or surgery and need a chair for sleeping? A seat lift solves the problem by an electric powered motor that lifts you up by the push of a button and even lets you lay horizontal for sleeping.
If you’ve decided to get a medical recliner chair, your next thought is how to pay for it. Like any sizable investment, there are many options for getting a lift chair and choosing the right one for you. Lucky for you they also come in all kinds of fabric and options including heat and massage.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the possibilities of Medicare coverage and medical lift chair rental options if you only need one for short term use.
Medicare may cover part of your expenses for your powered seat lift. You’ll need to have Medicare Part B. If you meet the requirements, they will cover 80% of the cost of the motorized lifting device in the chair. To be clear, they don’t cover the cost of the cushions or parts of the actual chair, just the lifting mechanism within it.
You’ll need to pay your annual deductible and the remaining 20% of the cost of the lifting mechanism and the cost of the chair itself. Unless you have a secondary insurance, in which case the second insurance provider will pay the other 20%. The total you could expect to receive from insurance for your lifting chair is about $200.
In order to gain Medicare coverage for your seat lift, the chair will need to be prescribed by your doctor. The chair itself will need to be procured from a DME supplier that is enrolled in Medicare coverage and an accredited supplier, like Towson Medical Equipment. You have to be very sure they are enrolled or else Medicare will not apply or pay.
Your first step will be talking to your doctor about getting a seat assist chair for your condition, injury or just old age. They will write you a prescription. Forward us a copy of the prescription, pick out your chair and color, and we order one for you. Your stand assist chair will be delivered in a few weeks. Or you can choose one of our popular floor models if you need one immediately.
Many qualified medical suppliers offer lift chair rentals! A great medical equipment supplier will have top of the line lift chair rentals with a variety of options for chairs. Even better, many of them will offer the ability to deliver and set up the powered seat for you.
Have you ever looked at how much a chair lift weighs? Seat lifts can weigh anywhere from 100 pounds to 300 pounds or more. Having one delivered and installed for you can be a great relief. Our team will deliver and place the chair exactly where you want it so there’s no need for you to move in anywhere in your home.
Where Can I Buy a Stand Assist Chair?
Another option is to buy your seat lift yourself. While you can order one online from a nationwide supplier, it is often best to find a website you trust, possibly one nearby. This way you can go to their store if you’d like to see the chair in person, and also, if you need to return the stand assist chair or have someone come to repair it, this can be done by a local person. A great medical equipment store will sell, rent and repair lift chairs.
Research your top brands, look into your financing options, and make sure you know exactly what you want before deciding on a chair. Renting one can be a great option to test out the types available before making a final investment.
Contact one of our sales team to find out how you can use Medicare or insurance for your seat assist chair.