Patient Lift chairs can carry with them some pitfalls and expenses if you don’t know what to watch for while you are shopping. Lucky for you we are going to be talking today about some of the things you should keep an eye out for when you are buying your lift chairs.
Buy exactly what you need, no more or less. Often times it can be easy to get caught up in all the amazing features the some of the higher end chairs have to offer that you can pay for more than you need. At the same time it can be easy to get hung up on price and get patient lift chair that doesn’t offer the features that you do need. Most companies, us included, will allow you to speak with them on the phone or do a live chat to help you find the perfect model to fit your home and your needs.
Avoid buying an older model to save a few dollars. Many times people think that they should simply buy an older lift chair and that way they can save a few dollars while still getting a “new” chair. Unfortunately many people don’t realize that buying an older chair can put you at risk. Many times the older chairs have a electrical parts that haven’t been used for quite some time and may not even work, plus because they are older models the manufacturer’s warranty is often no longer in effect.
Know what the shipping, handling, and delivery charges will be before you click the buy button. It can be very easy to fall for a good deal on a chair only to realize the chair was so cheap because the shipping is so expensive. While it may not be the most ethical way to conduct business, there are companies out there that make their money on shipping. Luckily reputable companies such as Vital Mobility include the cost of local delivery on each of the pages you view and offer you a full quote on shipping and taxes before you even have enter any personal information.
Know how insurance billing works. If you intend to have your insurance pay for any or all of your patient lift chair, make sure you understand how that works. Some insurance companies will require you to make the entire purchase up front while others will not cover you if you make the purchase without their approval. If you are not sure the policy that your insurance company has, pick up the phone and give them a call before you end up in hot water!
Finding the right patient lift chair should be simple and worry free. That is the idea behind our company; we work hard to put our clients and customers at rest by providing them with quality products and services to meet their needs. If you have any questions or need our help please don’t hesitate to give us a call during normal business hours, we would love to make you our next happy client.
For more information on buying a patient lift chair please visit our Medical Lift Chairs store.