I have picked up a new patient who has ALS that I am going to case manage. I've consulted PT and OT to visit him and his wife; he is already seriously disabled, and his home is not handicap accessible or adapted. I'm also planning to find out if there is an ALS support group or organization in our area.
Do any of you know if lift chairs (the electric chairs that raise you from sitting to standing) are partially or completely paid for by insurance for someone like this? Do you think a lift chair would fit under the category of durable medical, like a hospital bed, w/c, walker, shower chair or elevated toilet seat?
I'm planning to get him some Heelbos and a pressure relieving mattress and chair pad, as well. Any recommendations?
Thanks a lot!