How can we help you? What happens to my power chair if I go to a nursing home? 2 out of 3 found this helpful With the new Medicare guidelines, power chairs are rented over a 13-month period. Medicare will not continue to pay for the rental of a power mobility device if the Medicare beneficiary is admitted to one of the following facilities or programs: Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility Rehabilitation Facility Hospice Should you be admitted to one of these facilities or programs before the 13-month rental is complete, please call Hoveround immediately at 1-800-96-HOVER to make arrangements to return the equipment. Was this helpful? Yes (2) No (0) Category: General Related Questions Why do I have to see a doctor for Medicare to cover my power wheelchair? How do I obtain Medicare coverage for a power wheelchair? Do I have to pay the 20% co-payment? Does Medicare pay for repairs to my power chair?