Stairlift Grants & Funding
Few people know that you can get funding and grants to help you with the cost of a stairlift. We understand that applying for funding can be stressful, which is why we’ve laid out some information to help you work out your options.
One thing you should bear in mind is that most grants need to be approved before you start work.
If you want more information about the funding or grants that may be available to you, you should contact your local dealer, but we’ve laid out some basic information below. It might be exactly what you’re looking for.
For general advice about stairlift costs, view our guide to stairlift prices.
Does Medicare cover stairlifts costs?
Currently, Medicare does not cover stairlifts costs. While Medicare coverage does extend to various types of medical equipment, stairlifts are considered to be a separate from the “patient lifts” that fall under Medicare’s Durable medical equipment (DME) coverage. It’s unfortunate that Medicare does not help with stairlift costs, but Stannah will be well-prepared to coordinate with Medicare should that change. In the meantime, there are several other grants and payment options to consider.
Does Medicaid cover stairlifts?
In many states, Medicaid helps pay for stairlifts. Historically, Medicaid was only provided to individuals in nursing homes. However, Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers have paved the way for seniors to obtain these benefits within their own home or community. These waivers allow individuals to live in their own homes and will help pay for modifications such as a Stannah stairlift.
However, these waivers do have certain restrictions that are specific to each state. Enrollment is often limited and sometimes waiting lists exist for these services. Click to read more about Medicaid coverage on stairlifts.
To learn more about the waivers and to see a comprehensive list visit the Paying for Senior Care website.
What do I do if Medicaid doesn’t cover my stairlift?
If Medicaid does not cover the cost of your stairlift, there are a variety of options you can employ to ensure you are provided with safe and secure mobility from a Stannah stairlift. With a little research and persistence you’ll be able to acquire the proper financing. There are a variety of state programs, charitable funds and community organizations that can help you pay for your stairlift. From State Home Modifcation Loan Programs (HMLP) to Homecare benefits and Veterans programs, there is a lot of information to sort through. If you need a hand, give us a call. We’ll be happy to help!
Payment plans can make getting your Stannah that much easier.
Stannah offers several payment options, including easy monthly payment plans to customers who buy directly from the company. Contact your local dealer today to find out what’s available in your area.
In a lot of cases we see, when people are looking to buy a stairlift, they need it immediately, sometimes before they can get the funds together. If you’ve just had an accident or a fall, your focus should be on getting well and getting your independence back.
When we carry out our home visits, we often see how urgently a stairlift is needed, which is why we don’t want to let payment stand in the way of helping our customers get their independence back. We want to make it as easy as possible for them to find a financing option they know they can trust, with as little work as possible.
That’s why Stannah and many of our dealers offer payment plan options. So that it will be as easy as possible to get a Stannah when you need it most. Financing packages vary, but typically involve small monthly payments which can be paid off over time, giving you one more easy option to get things rolling that little bit quicker.
If you decide that our financing plan is what you need to get you moving again, talk to your sales advisor or call your local dealer to learn more. We can take your order immediately upon approval. Details of our program can be discussed with our representatives and there are no obligations to use this program.
Why wait when you can start enjoying your Stannah right away? Contact us today for a free no obligation home assessment and take the first step to remaining in the home you love.