A Wheelchair is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, problems related to old age or disability. Freehold Medical Supplies offers 2 types of Wheelchairs, Manual and Power.
- Manual chairs offer fewer parts than that of powered wheelchairs and, therefore, require less maintenance or care. You also don't have to rely on batteries or placing the chair next to a power source to charge. However, you will need the required level of strength and balance to propel yourself in the chair.
- Powered wheelchairs and scooters are often used when individuals are unable to walk on their own as well as unable to use their upper extremities to physically propel themselves in a
wheelchair. Scooters are a popular choice for many older adults, with about 90% reportedly
obtained without medical consultation.
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers power-operated vehicles (scooters), walkers, and wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME). Medicare helps cover DME if: The doctor treating your condition submits a written order stating that you have a medical need for a wheelchair or scooter for use in your home.
If you’re the recipient of Medicare, you may be able to access most Medical Supplies that are fully covered by your insurance plan. The team at Developed Medical can help match you to the right supplies that are covered by your insurance.