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Aging in Place: How a Power Wheelchair Can Keep You in Your Home

Aging in Place: How a Power Wheelchair Can Keep You in Your Home

Help prevent falls and keep aging in place with Hoveround.

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 3 senior citizens experience a fall each year, with 1.6 million older Americans heading to the emergency room each year as a result of injuries from a fall. Help prevent those falls and keep aging in place with Hoveround!

In order to remain aging in place, it's important to think ahead. What changes can you make to your home NOW so you don't have to leave it, and so you can reduce your chances of a hospital stay due to a fall? Hoveround has several solutions to help you stay in your home, including these 5 Tips to Help Prevent Falls in the Home, which are great for preventing injuries and keeping you safe.

Hoveround Power Wheelchair vs. a Night at the Hospital

But in addition, Hoveround can also help you to save money! By using Hoveround's plethora of mobility solutions and home safety solutions, you may be able to save yourself the expense of an average hospital stay or the added cost of skilled nursing in your home.

Did you know the cost of a Hoveround Power Wheelchair is pretty much equal to the average cost of spending one night in the hospital? It's true: According to the International Federation of Health Plans, the average cost of one night in the hospital is more than $4,000.

If you have trouble getting from room to room in your home because of balance and mobility issues, Hoveround can help. The Hoveround Power Wheelchair is designed to fit down narrow hallways and maneuver throughout your entire home smoothly; making it easier for you to continue doing the things you always do while minimizing your risk of falling. Think about it: By investing in a Hoveround, you reduce your chances of spending time in the hospital. The average Hoveround lasts about five years, making it a wise investment — financially, and physically.

Home Modifications vs. Skilled Nursing

If you are injured during a fall, you may require skilled nursing in your home to help you take care of yourself. But by installing mobility devices, you could see the benefit of saving money AND maintaining your independence. Here's how: Skilled nursing currently costs $112-$192 per day, according to 2012 Genworth Cost of Care Research -- a survey of more than 25,000 providers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the cost of installing mobility devices such as a Stair Lift for indoor or outdoor steps (or both!), may mean you don't need as much assistance, because it will reduce your chance of falling. If you don't fall, that means you could potentially save thousands in nursing care and stay living at home. In addition, there are plenty of other home safety solutions that you can implement now to help prevent falls and keep you aging in place.

Hoveround Helps Aging in Place

Call Hoveround today at (800) 542-7236 and talk to our mobility specialists to find out which Hoveround products are best for you. And if you think Hoveround may be the perfect fit for a loved one, don't forget to read these tips on How to Talk With your Loved One About Using a Mobility Vehicle.

June 9, 2015