Going to the emergency room for treatment of a preventable injury can be a costly endeavor. You can expect to pay a high copay and deductible even when you have health insurance. This is due to an effort by many insurance carriers to reduce unnecessary emergency room trips by shifting more of the cost to the insured.

According to CostHelper.com, the typical insurance copay for an emergency room visit can get up to a few hundred dollars. Some insurance companies do wave this fee when the emergency room doctor decides to admit you to the hospital.

The cost to receive emergency care really skyrockets when you do not have insurance. The CostHelper.com article states that even treatment for a minor condition can run upwards of thousands of dollars. Could an investment in home accessibility products make more financial sense for you?

Staying Safe at Home with Accessibility Products

Not all hospital trips are preventable, of course, and you should seek immediately treatment when you need it. However, if you or a family member has a disability, accessibility products are an effective way to prevent accidents around the home that could lead to serious injuries and high medical costs. Here are just two examples of accessibility products and their typical cost.

Ceiling lifts help people with significant mobility issues safely get out of bed or a chair. A caregiver helps you or a family member into the seat, and then uses a remote control to complete the transfer. Having a ceiling lift in your home can reduce the number of caregivers needed because they don’t have to support the full weight of the person with mobility issues.

When you consider what could happen, such as falling out of bed and breaking a bone, the cost is minimal compared to ongoing medical treatment.

Stair lifts allow people with severe arthritis or other limited mobility and those who normally use a wheelchair to ascend or descend the stairs with ease. Investing in a stair lift can even allow you to stay in the home you know and love that has stairs rather than having to move somewhere without stairs.

If you need to transfer a wheelchair, scooter, or walker up or down the stairs with you, look for a model large enough to accommodate both a person and their mobility equipment. Stair lifts come in a variety of models, including curved and vertical. Platform lifts are an alternative option for wheelchair users who would rather not transfer out of their chair.


As a regional leader of quality accessibility products in Wisconsin, Coulee Region Mobility invites you to complete this form for a free home estimate. You may also call us directly at 844-487-5617 or email us at couleeregionalmobility@gmail.com. We are happy to provide an estimate on bathroom solutions, stair lifts, vehicle lifts, wheelchair ramps, or another accessibility product you need.


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