Medicare gave us us a non-electric Hoyer lift but all aides and PTs who used it said it is inadequate. He is very heavy and cannot stand at all. I bought a "sit to stand" lift (for $750 used-and $700 to fix after a few months!) and we have been using it for several years. If we cannot get the electric Hoyer lift at a reasonable price, probably I will continue to use this one even though the rehab place says it is not right for him. Medicare says the patient does not need the electric model. But I am 68 and just had a shoulder replacement. Caregivers are not taken into account by Medicare.