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Add Value to Your Ames House

Availability and freedom equipment already set up on your house will be a significant asset, as the baby boomer population continues to get older. It will make your home more valuable, and be bought quicker in the event that something happens. A fresh elevator can significantly raise your Ames home’s value.

Remain in Your Ames Home for Longer

With a fresh stair lift you will be able to stay in your Ames home for much more, without having to go to a fresh and unfamiliar place. It makes going up and down the stairs every day a pleasure activity instead of a distressing one, and certainly will allow you to stay in the house you love for years more than you normally could.

Stop Having to Worry About Your Loved Ones safety

For the kids of aging parents, of if their parent continues to be healthy and not trapped, the daily worry is a daily anxiety. You make life easier for everyone around, understanding that the stairs now are much safer than before, and can greatly reduce this worry by including a stair lift to the home,.


Do you procrastinate because you get frustrated that your list of things to do is more and then can’t get up the stairs?

Has the idea of having to build an additional bedroom on the first floor or move to just one floor dwelling crossed your mind?

Here at Cain’s Freedom IA , we understand that making home modifications may look out of the question, because it seems impossible or unaffordable. Our professional installers and staff simplify the method of remaining mobile for the aged, disabled, or temporarily wounded residents of Ames.

Once you experience life with a stairlift, you will wish you’d done it earlier.

For many folks living in Ames, dealing with an injury or pain or getting up a flight of stairs may eventually become an immense chore. The psychological consequences can begin affecting every facet of your own life and are debilitating. Those who have had a stairlift installed realize that they have to self-limit themselves and endure the impacts of altering their behavior to deal with the chore.

Many, who continue with no solution, even start to experience other side effects that are harmful health. These effects aren’t only related to the immobility. They are related to the changes a man has made to prevent the chore or the risks they take by walking up the stairway despite balance that is questionable.

For those who have found that you are not as steady on your feet or that you are altering how you scale your stairway, then you are already making your life more difficult than it requires to be.

Give our Ames team a call to find out how to experience life with a stairlift and regain control of your own life with a simple fast alternative that’ll serve well you for years!

Alleviating pain for the fastest growing segment of the inhabitants in the world is part of what makes our communities supporting.

Pain does not have to be a normal process of aging, but physicians declare that aged patients frequently believe that it’s. Pain can impair your daily actions and can interfere with your social life. Some loved ones based on just how much pain their continual condition brought them on a daily basis and even withdraw from actions. Millions of people suffer according to the American Pain Society and search for relief or several of them fail to find treatment.

By installing a stairlift in your Ames home, you can reduce your suffering and still stay mobile.

Meanwhile, a stairlift will not fill you with anxiety every time you walk up the stairs. Seniors or those people who are challenged by mobility who endure a fall-related injury often require life-long care afterwards, or worse, fully remove living alone.

A stairlift will remove the opportunities as well as the fears that you will aggravate your pain.

With a stairlift, you won’t have a debilitating fall.

Now since you deserve options that can enhance your own life, you can pursue your day-to-day activities with comfort and convenience and discontinue the excruciating painful journey.

Enjoy on a regular basis, effort and love you’ve put into your home once more.

Our Ames staff understands how important it’s to get your questions answered and is available right now to give you aid and the support you need to make an informed choice and assist you to move around.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How do stair lifts work?

Basically, it is like riding in your own ski lift, minus the bitter cold. You sit in a motorized swivel chair snugly equipped to make you as comfortable as possible with features that are personalized. A safety belt keeps you firmly in place and also a foot rest prevents you from hitting on the steps while utilizing the lift. Some stairlifts call/send controls on the wall close to the paths for a user or you can definitely use a remote control to send the chair where you would like it to go. Sometimes the control panel is situated on the seat arm. Become familiar with the specific features of your unit. Once you are prepared, determined by the model you bought or leased, as you travel up and down your stairway, you can control the speed and adjust the seat. The lift consists of a your comfortable seat, a passenger car, the control system, as well as a motor so that you could once more regain your freedom. Some models rely on a belt like a conveyor belt and other models utilize a rack and pinion system.

2) Does health insurance cover equipment cost and installation of a lift?

Since they're dwelling alterations, not durable medical equipment, Medicare will not cover installation prices and stairlift equipment. Durable medical equipment includes lifts that are used to help a patient in out of bed or a seat. Medicaid in your state may cover stairlifts through Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers. In Iowa, individuals with limited financial resources may qualify for the Iowa Medicaid COPES Waiver, recently replaced by the Community First Choice Alternative. It enables individuals who need nursing home level care to receive that care at home and supports independent living, including coverage for home modifications. Family may be compensated for providing caregiving assistance. Based on the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), some private health insurance providers may offer financial assistance for some home modifications if the lift is considered a medical necessity. It is better to review insurance policies that are different. Some private health or long-term care insurance may help pay for small home modifications. Check with your Ames insurance carrier to examine policy choices. The National Association of Home Builders suggests that some auto insurance, worker's compensation, long-term care policies, state catastrophic accident insurance plans, and medical trust funds can cover the expenses of a house adjustment.

3) What types of financing are available if insurance doesn't cover home modifications?

Depending in your medical condition, there are some programs that help make the home adjustment cheaper. 1. The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence lists government grants that are available for home alterations. Those include: (a) the Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project United Cerebral Palsy Associations (UCPA) at 800 872 5827-UCPA ; (b) the Department of Veteran Affairs at (800) 827-1000 ; and (c) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (800) 829-1040. 2. Contact the National Council on Independent Living Center (703) 525-3406 on getting backing and referral services in your town. 3. You may also contact the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) which is part of the US Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to apply for financing to pay for your stairlift through a mortgage insurance plan. Call (202) 708-1112. 4. It may reassure you to be aware of that if your insurance doesn't cover the price, several of the stairlift makers have partnered with banks to provide financing alternatives, including loans and monthly payment alternatives. 5. There are alternatives to consider. The IRS may determine that your home modification qualifies for tax deductions. Phone the Internal Revenue Service to see when you can deduct the cost of installing your stairlift. IRS Publication 502 is a good resource that will enable you to judge whether modifying your staircase qualifies you to deduct it as a medical expense. You may also phone them at (800) 829-1040. 6. Some Area Agency of Aging use funds from the Older Americans Act Title III to change dwellings, if you meet the requirements. Call the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116 or visit 7. Many cities and towns use Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for home alterations, so check with your Ames, Iowa office. It's possible for you to call them toll free at 877-866-2476 or visit

4) Can you build one of these yourselves?

It certainly depends upon your practical know-how. It is a very daunting process. Because their stairs are excessively narrow to use the ones out there, many people choose to make a homemade stairlift or they're attempting to work on a tight budget. Some layouts are offered online, however, without the correct tools, materials and welding knowledge, this approach might take a long time to build along with lots of problems. Additionally, when you compare design plans that are common for a stairlift to buying a tried-and-true tested model that is, a homemade variant can't compete with commercial models as far as look and compactness. Itis a robust way to go. Also, recall safety is a real headache for anyone who is going to rely on the lift, therefore it is vital that you do thorough testing and frequent checking account of your handiwork.

5) How are they powered?

When you're not using the stairlift, you can conserve energy by turning it away with the remote also. Stairlifts come in both battery-powered (D/C) and electrical (A/C) versions. One factor is whether you reside in a place that experiences a great deal of power outages, as you don't need to be stranded mid-lift during a thunderstorm. (However, ask the manufacturer about the backup power system which should be contained in your version.) Additionally, consider the price of replacing the battery as well as the life of the battery. While some prefer electrical versions for reasons which range from battery life to some apparatus issues specific to battery models, others favor battery-powered stairlifts, since they are able to result in lower electric bills, although the expense of the electricity to operate the stairlift has been considered insignificant by most producers. You don't have to plug in a battery charger after every use, since the battery version has a wall plug to maintain the battery charged. Another thing to consider is the way inclined the user is, because casing and the seat on some versions must be removed and wires have to be disconnected and reconnected to insert the newest battery. Sometimes, this becomes a service call to an installer to make life easier. Request instructions and see whether it is something youwill wish to replace yourself. We'd be happy to assist you. Make certain there is a spark plug within a couple of feet of the elevator if you choose an electrical model. No special outlets are essential. Ask the way to change the back up fuse on an electric stairlift.

6) How much do they weigh?

The units are not light, which is among the reasons we do not advocate trying to install them yourself. The lightest units available on the market weigh 165-180 pounds installed (seat and path). Some units weight over 250 pounds installed. Seat assemblies and courses come in various sizes and shapes and are made of different kinds of substances depending on its finest features and the model.

7) Why are they so expensive to install?

Most importantly, they help you each step of the way and include routine maintenance. Professional installation is much more efficient in the long-run when it comes to service, warranty and long-term care because they may be trained to follow security measures and experienced at setup. The installer is getting paid to properly install your unit so that you do not face serious risks that do result when an inexperienced man opens the manual for the first time and installs a stairlift. A Ames professional also understands the way to make sure that the stairlift follows fire exit demands, how to ensure the charger connections are working properly to avoid serious accidents, and ensure that all the proper operating characteristics are empowered. The price you pay to really have a trusted and trained technician ensures the longevity of your purchase as well as your security. Additionally, installment includes lifting a reasonable amount of weight. Many setups can be completed in a few hours by a professional.

8) How much do electric stair lifts cost in Ames?

Used electric-powered stairlifts can start at about $1,299.00, while battery-powered stairlifts can start at about $1,399.00 in Iowa. Both versions are comparably priced when you get them new. The price difference is insignificant initially. In the long run, electric-powered stairlifts may cost you less, if you factor in the purchase price of care and replacement batteries. Often, although there are batteries that are fairly simple to install depending on the version it is suggested to have the battery replaced rather than attempt to replace it yourself. Most batteries are rated to last for about 3,200 one way trips, but the life of the battery really depends on how frequently you use the stairlift.

9) Can these be used on carpeted floors?

Lifts can be installed on all types of flooring (carpeting, concrete, tile, marble, linoleum, or bare wooden stairway). Installers can twist right through the carpeting. Because the aluminum chips are quite hard to remove from the carpets, the courses do not cut inside the house. One thing that pros mention is that if your carpeting will probably need replacing in the next FIVE years, before you've a stairlift installed, you may want to replace it. Otherwise, you will have to factor in the price of uninstalling and reinstalling the stairlift.

10) Can these lifts be used on wood flooring?

Lifts can be installed on all forms of flooring (carpet, concrete, tile, marble, linoleum, or bare wooden stairway). When the stairlift is removed, holes will be clear without carpeting. However, the holes are not large and can be filled. Stairlifts can be set up on wooden outdoor steps. Actually, most professionally installed stairlifts in Ames cost between $500 and $1,000 for the labour given a variety of factors based on the problem of the job. Tile, concrete, or metal staircases are somewhat more troublesome than wooden stairway. Having wooden stairs as a construction material of the stairway makes the job for an installer less labor intensive and affordable for you.

11) Are there any structural modifications needed before installing a lift?

No. Since stairlifts don't attach to the wall, there are not any modifications which are needed. The stairlift is installed into existing stair treads. The only thing that we do recommend is that if you are planning to change the flooring or carpeting on your own stairs in the following five years, you might want to intend to do it before you install your stairlift to avert future removal and re installation costs.

12) About how long does it take to fully install one of these lifts in my Ames home?

A fitting can take between 1-2 hours for straight stairs. A Iowa professional will install the rail initially, followed by the seat and the motor. Proper setup comprises once it is been analyzed following the fitting walking you through the attributes of your new stairlift. A fitting for a curved stairlift can take as much as a half day.

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