With hundreds of power mobility devices to choose from, what are some options to consider when picking the right power mobility device for you? That question has plagued many and though it can be tricky, here are a few tips that may help you make the best decision when picking the best mobility device for your mobility needs.
1) Will your insurance cover it? Before getting your mobility device through insurance, you are going to have to prove that you absolutely need it. You will have to prove with a doctor’s guidance that a cane, walker or manual wheelchair is not sufficient to help you get around.
2) Where will you be using your power mobility device? If you plan on using your device exclusively in the home, a power wheelchair will probably be your best option. Often times they are smaller, more agile, and actually designed for in-home use. If you plan to use your device outdoors for getting around over various types of terrain, a power scooter may be something that you consider instead.
3) What are your physical capabilities? Scooters require more interaction from the driver because they are bigger, faster, and more able to handle uneven ground. Power wheel chairs on the other hand are operated by a joystick instead of a steering wheel. They also are lighter weight and easier to transport.
Though we know each person has individual needs and reasons for obtaining a new power mobility device, we are more than happy to assist you with finding the right one. Fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form or give one of our knowledgeable mobility specialists a call; we are more than happy to answer any questions that you have about power mobility, costs, and insurance. If you would like to speak with us immediately, please feel free to contact us at 888-345-1780.