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A lift chair is a motorized arm chair that can change positions, assisting the user into and out of the chair.
Lift chairs for the elderly can help you stand up or help you lay back into a relaxing position. Some lift chairs can recline fully back to allow you to lie down and tilt steeply forward to help you get up. A lift chair for the elderly may be helpful for people who struggle to shift positions unassisted. Your doctor may prescribe a lift chair as medically necessary if you have a condition that could benefit from regular movement and your mobility would be difficult without the device.
Lift chairs are available from both medical suppliers and commercial retailers. Medicare may cover the mechanical portion of a lift chair under certain conditions. Medicare Part B may cover durable medical equipment that
You may be eligible for Medicare coverage of a lift chair if your doctor fills out a certificate of medical necessity and verifies that:
A lift chair is different from a patient lift, which Medicare Part B may also cover as durable medical equipment. A patient lift is like a small crane. It usually has a sling attached to an overheard arm which helps transfer a person from a bed to chair and back or to a wheelchair. Similar to lift chairs, your doctor must verify that the patient lift is medically necessary to improve your medical condition or keep it from worsening.
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