Sometimes, renting a power wheelchair can be a very good idea. Power chair rental may be of particular value to individuals who:
- Only need the power chair temporarily, or for a specific purpose and for a specific amount of time
- Want to rent the chair and try it out for a while, before they purchase it
- May not qualify for coverage, or would rather not use their current insurance1
- Have their own personal reasons for renting instead of buying a power wheelchair
Let's take a closer look at the first two of these wheelchair rental scenarios.
Rent a Motorized Wheelchair for Short-Term Use
Accidents happen. So do knee replacements, hip adjustments and other medical procedures that may restrict or suspend use of the lower extremities for days, weeks or maybe even months.
When a specific incident results in temporary disability, renting an electric wheelchair for a limited time could prove to be smarter than buying one outright.
For example, a surgical patient could rent a power chair while recuperating at home, or a visiting relative might have need of a rental chair while staying with family. At the end of the rental term, and when there is no further need for the equipment, you can conveniently return the power wheelchair to the supplier. Could anything be simpler than that?
Rent a Motorized Wheelchair Before You Buy One
When you purchase a power wheelchair, it represents a large investment. While no amount of money can match the quality of life improvements that a motorized wheelchair can provide to someone with a mobility challenge, it sometimes makes sense to try out a power chair before you invest in one. When you choose an electric wheelchair rental you can ensure that the chair is comfortable, easy to use, will maneuver those spaces that are unique to your home, and will accommodate your specific mobility needs and lifestyle.
If you would like to learn more about electric wheelchairs for rent from Hoveround, please give us a call at 1-800-542-7236 to speak with one of our mobility specialists. We are always happy to answer your questions and provide all the information you need to make an informed decision that's right for you!
1Insurance coverage depends on medical necessity as determined by your insurer. A valid doctor's prescription is required.