Old 12-05-2017, 06:32 PM #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2016
City: The Villages
State: Florida
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 19
billybob is on a distinguished road
billybob billybob is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2016
City: The Villages
State: Florida
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 19
billybob is on a distinguished road
Default Power Lift Chair

Does anyone know if the VA reimburses for a power lift chair for ALS patients? Thank you in advance for your input !
billybob is offline  
Old 12-05-2017, 09:35 PM #2 (permalink)
Wilson2009's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2017
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 102
Wilson2009 is on a very distinguished roadWilson2009 is on a very distinguished road
Wilson2009 Wilson2009 is offline
Member
Wilson2009's Avatar
Join Date: 2017
City: Lenexa
State: KS
Country: US
Diagnosed: 01/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 102
Wilson2009 is on a very distinguished roadWilson2009 is on a very distinguished road
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

The applicable paragraph on page 6 of the VHA HANDBOOK 1173.08 reads:

i. Seat Lift Mechanisms. Seat lift mechanisms need to be considered for patients who are unable to achieve the standing position when seated in a conventional height seat, when the patients have the ability to ambulate independently in a safe manner once in the standing position (refer to PCM Clinical Practice Recommendations for Prescription of Seat Lift Mechanisms found at: http://vaww1.va.gov/prosthetics/. NOTE: Lift chairs may not be provided.

The link in the paragraph is broken and gives a 'page not found error'. I would address this to you PCP to Prosthetics for a definitive answer. If they can't provide what you want, you might want to check through the Patriot Store to see if they can order what you want. I am fairly certain they are available for purchase through them at a reduced cost and no tax of course.

Dave
Wilson2009 is offline  
Thanks from
frankb (12-06-2017)
Old 12-05-2017, 09:57 PM #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 2011
City: Sandy Springs
State: Georgia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 512
frankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud of
frankb frankb is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: 2011
City: Sandy Springs
State: Georgia
Country: US
Diagnosed: 10/2010
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 512
frankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud offrankb has much to be proud of
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

the va will provide a stair lift for sure, but don't know about a power lift chair.
frankb is offline  
Old 12-05-2017, 10:05 PM #4 (permalink)
GregK's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
Forum Moderator
 
Join Date: 2013
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,750
GregK has disabled reputation
♥ GregK GregK is offline
Very Helpful Member
Forum Moderator

GregK's Avatar
Join Date: 2013
City: Colorado Springs
State: CO
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2012
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 2,750
GregK has disabled reputation
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

'Reimburses'? I doubt it.

Supplies? Absolutely.
GregK is offline  
Old 12-06-2017, 08:58 AM #5 (permalink)
chally's Avatar
Very Helpful Member
 
Join Date: 2015
City: renick
State: wv.
Country: US
Diagnosed: 02/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,202
chally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud of
chally chally is offline
Very Helpful Member
chally's Avatar
Join Date: 2015
City: renick
State: wv.
Country: US
Diagnosed: 02/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 1,202
chally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud ofchally has much to be proud of
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

VA does not like you to git something and then they pay you back.
The best way to deal with purchases is to git pcp to consol it in then keep calling prostectic. You want prostectic to know you on first name bases cause your gonna need a lot of stuff and their the ones sending it on. Use your Drs rx.
Good luck
Chally
chally is offline  
Old 12-11-2017, 11:30 AM #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: 2016
City: Iowa City
State: Iowa
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 182
Statius@ is on a very distinguished road
Statius@ Statius@ is offline
Member
Join Date: 2016
City: Iowa City
State: Iowa
Country: US
Diagnosed: 11/2015
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 182
Statius@ is on a very distinguished road
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

FWIW my VA (Iowa City) told me they wouldn't provide lift chairs by policy.

Ed
Statius@ is offline  
Thanks from
frankb (12-11-2017)
Old 12-17-2017, 07:28 AM #7 (permalink)
MJALSWarrior's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2017
City: Charleston
State: SC
Country: US
Diagnosed: 12/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 28
MJALSWarrior is on a distinguished road
MJALSWarrior MJALSWarrior is offline
New Member
MJALSWarrior's Avatar
Join Date: 2017
City: Charleston
State: SC
Country: US
Diagnosed: 12/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 28
MJALSWarrior is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

They told me to pick the one I wanted and they would get it ordered and delivered right to my front door with the rep to show me how to use it.
MJALSWarrior is offline  
Old 12-17-2017, 11:07 AM #8 (permalink)
Firefighter58's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: 2016
City: Oakville
State: Ontario
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 05/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 468
Firefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of light
Firefighter58 Firefighter58 is offline
Member
Firefighter58's Avatar
Join Date: 2016
City: Oakville
State: Ontario
Country: CA
Diagnosed: 05/2014
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 468
Firefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of lightFirefighter58 is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

I got my power lift chair from ALS, free and I had the choice of four different ones.
Al
Firefighter58 is offline  
Old 12-22-2017, 11:34 AM #9 (permalink)
MJALSWarrior's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: 2017
City: Charleston
State: SC
Country: US
Diagnosed: 12/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 28
MJALSWarrior is on a distinguished road
MJALSWarrior MJALSWarrior is offline
New Member
MJALSWarrior's Avatar
Join Date: 2017
City: Charleston
State: SC
Country: US
Diagnosed: 12/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 28
MJALSWarrior is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

Your ALS Clinic team equipment guy should be able to assist you with answering that. I got to meet every one of the people that I might need support from with ALS at my first ALS Clinic visit. Got all the email, phone etc for all of them.
MJALSWarrior is offline  
Old 12-25-2017, 07:12 AM #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: 2016
City: The Villages
State: Florida
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 19
billybob is on a distinguished road
billybob billybob is offline
New Member
Join Date: 2016
City: The Villages
State: Florida
Country: US
Diagnosed: 09/2017
Interest: I have been diagnosed with ALS.
Posts: 19
billybob is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Power Lift Chair

Thanks to everyone who responded to my question. I will check with the local ALS chapter here in Florida to see what assistance and guidance they can offer. Merry Christmas everyone, and remember...grace under pressure!
billybob is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
als, chair, lift, power

« New PWC | SAH grant »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2016 Permobil M300 Power Chair with TILT, LEGS & SEAT LIFT Mjmarquis Used ALS Equipment for Sale! 5 02-13-2017 09:16 PM
Leather power lift chair debrapepper Used ALS Equipment for Sale! 0 01-05-2013 10:00 AM
Permobil C300 Power Chair Tilt Recline Seat Lift Legs, Loaded Squidly Used ALS Equipment for Sale! 4 06-12-2012 07:03 PM
Permobil C300 Power Chair Tilt Recline Seat Lift Legs, Loaded Squidly Used ALS Equipment for Sale! 0 02-20-2012 11:47 AM
Bruno Turny Orbit Seat,Catnapper power lift chair Brewster Used ALS Equipment for Sale! 3 05-04-2011 01:34 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.

 

Who we are

"We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community."

 

Want to help?

Have you found our website helpful? Do you enjoy having a place to talk to people that are knowledgeable about ALS and MND? If you have found it helpful to chat with people at different stages of the ALS/MND journey we encourage you to get involved.

Copyright © 2016