Hoveround: A Look at Hoveround Electric Wheelchairs and Medicare

Hoveround electric wheelchairs are popular mobility solution for people having trouble getting around as much as they’d like to; and with your doctor’s help these mobility solutions are almost completely, or is some cases 100%, covered. These electric wheelchairs can greatly improve the quality of life of someone who, because of pain or disability, cannot get out of the house as much as they’d like.

The Hoveround Company lists four reasons why their electric wheelchairs will improve the quality of life for any mobility compromised person.

They assert that a Hoveround wheel chair can allow a person increased independence. Once they’re able to get around on their own, they are much less reliant on the assistance of others to get out of the house and do what they like.

They promise that the increased mobility offered by a Hoveround wheelchair will give you the power to reconnect with the important people in your life; and that no longer does anyone need miss out on family events due to impaired mobility.

They say that the Hoveround wheelchairs are very easy to use. Anyone can learn to maneuver the easy to use chair in an hour or two, and safety features make the possibility of accidents very low.

They also boast of great ergonomics. The chair has been specially designed for all-day comfort. A sore back won’t keep you from getting out in the world with family and friends.

These mobility solutions are considered necessary medical equipment, and as and such are covered under Medicare; so there’s really no financial barrier to ownership if you and your physician agree that you would benefit from a way to get around easier.

As of may 5 2005, Medicare now covers power wheelchairs for people who have a mobility deficit that impairs their ability to participate in the mobility-related activities of daily living. Patient who think that they might need an electric wheelchair are encouraged to consult with a physician for a face to face evaluation of mobility, and for a determination of what mobility aid is best suited.

Medicare will likely need to know, what the specific mobility deficits are, and how they interfere with daily life. Why a cane or walker won’t suffice? Why a manual wheelchair won’t meet the patients mobility needs, and whether or not the patient has the mental and physical capacity to operate the electric wheelchair?
If you and your doctor feel that an electric wheelchair might benefit your circumstances, you might well be covered for most of the purchase cost under Medicare. Talk with your doctor about how to get started on the application process.

2 Responses to Hoveround: A Look at Hoveround Electric Wheelchairs and Medicare

  • Maryann Burgoyne RSM says:

    I am a nurse manager + and I am working with a 73 y.o. man with parkinsons diseisase. He is impaired with his ability walk as much as he need to for work. He also has difficulty getting about his property at home. His judgement is good; his dexerity with his hands is good.
    What steps can I take with him to secre a motorized wheelchair forh is use? Please advise.

    I am in the area of Philadelphia PA if there is a company rep in this area. I will be glad to hear from him.

  • Teresa Cope says:

    I am looking for something to use inside….RA…can’t use regular wheelchair because of arms….

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