Does Medicaid Cover Stair Lift Installation?

Typically, Medicaid does not cover the installation of stair lifts for seniors, even with doctor’s orders–however, this doesn’t mean there aren’t any insurance options for those looking to improve their mobility around the house.

A straight stair lift can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000, with custom curved ones coming in a few thousand higher around $10,000. It’s a worthy investment to regain your freedom, but if that isn’t in your budget, consider a few of the following options.

Insurance Coverage for Home Stair Lifts

Health insurance plans rarely cover modifications to your home, but other plans, such as auto, workers comp, or medical trust funds may help fund stair lift installation, especially if the reason for your immobility is an accident of some kind. It’s worth it to ask your insurance provider if your policy will at least partially cover a stair lift installation.

Alternatively, there are options for senior citizens who are veterans through your local VA office, including the Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) Grant and the Special Home Adaptations (SHA) Grant.

A stair lift might even be more affordable than you think–contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get a stair lift technician to your house!