If you’re retired then you know that money gets tighter, especially for items that medicare doesn’t cover. Even if you have an insurance plan it’s unlikely it covers a power scooter. And, if you have a serious mobility lack, perhaps brought about by a stroke, then a power chair could be a life-affirming necessity for you, allowing you to stay active and involved with your life and loved ones.
Assuming the, that getting one is paramount in your plans, you can try saving. There are software solutions online that will help you set up a budget. There are flexible payment options afforded by various companies that will allow you to extend the cost of your scooter over a period of time to defray the impact to your budget.
If your mobility issues are such that your ability to do the basics of daily living has become impaired, it can be of benefit to contact a home-health agency. Many are covered by medicare. A health assistant can help with things like showers. Don’t forget that there are useful used items available through online sale sites. Look for gently used power scooters and lift chairs. It may also be a good idea to look into financing some home-changes, such as incorporating a wheelchair ramp, or adding bars to the bathroom. Even if your mobility has taken a beating and your financial picture is less than optimal, odds are a variety of options are available to make your situation better.
- Once you find a motorized wheelchair or scooter you like, your next step will be determining how to pay for it.
- Your doctor can refer you to a home health care agency Which may be able to assist you with mobility issues in your home.
- For lower incomes, there may be financial assistance available to make your home more accessible by installing a wheelchair ramp or widening doors.
“The good news is that most power chair and scooter companies offer flexible payment plans and they accept credit cards.”