As loved ones age, it is important to have a conversation about their mobility needs and concerns. For many, aging in place is the preferred life continuum and companies such as Aeroflow are helping make it possible. If your loved one has difficulty getting around in their home, they might be a good candidate for a power wheelchair. Helping a loved one qualify for a power wheelchair is easy and convenient.
Does your loved one need a power wheelchair?
First and foremost, it is imperative your loved one goes to their physician to get a mobility assessment. Although they might have difficulties moving about in their residence, for insurance to cover the cost of a power wheelchair there must be medical necessity and a prescription from a doctor.
When assessing if a patient is a good candidate for a power wheelchair, your doctor will first rule out if a cane, walker, rollator, or manual wheelchair will address your mobility limitations. Simply put, your insurance will only cover the equipment that is necessary to address your mobility needs.
Power wheelchairs are ideal for those with poor balance and stability, and limited strength. Your loved one will also undergo a home assessment to ensure the home is ready for a power wheelchair. There must be enough room to maneuver a chair safely and negotiate room transitions.
How to qualify a loved one for a power wheelchair
Qualifying a loved one for a power wheelchair has never been easier. By filling out the Qualify Through Insurance form on our website, your loved one will be well on their way to a power wheelchair that will help regain confidence and independence. Aeroflow will verify insurance benefits, request the prescription from the physician, and even take care of delivery of the new power wheelchair direct to the patient’s home.
Aeroflow Healthcare has helped thousands of patients qualify for a power wheelchair through insurance and we look forward to helping you and your loved one. If you have any questions regarding how to qualify a loved one for a power wheelchair, feel free to call us at 1-888-345-1780 to speak with a Certified Aeroflow Mobility Specialist.