When it comes time to get some mobility equipment for your home, whether it be following an accident or medical procedure, or for a loved one who is visiting for an extended period of time, the options can be overwhelming. There are several frequently asked questions that we’ve compiled here to help point you in the right direction. Let’s look at some frequently asked questions about mobility equipment rentals and their answers.
When Should I Rent vs. Buy?
Whether you are in need of a wheelchair, scooter, hospital bed, or lift chair, you might be wondering when it’s wiser to rent, and when it’s more prudent to buy. There are a few factors to take into consideration when making this decision, but the most important thing to consider is how long you anticipate needing the equipment.
- Do you need a hospital bed for a time following a medical procedure that you anticipate a full recovery from? In this case, renting would be a good option for you, as you likely won’t need the hospital bed for a long period of time.
- Do you need a wheelchair ramp for a relative that will be moving in with you? In this case it may make sense to purchase the ramp, if you intend to have that person living with you long term.
The biggest factor when deciding whether to rent or buy is the amount of time you’ll need the equipment, and the cost of renting monthly vs. purchasing outright.
How Long Can I Rent Equipment For?
How long you rent equipment for is completely based on your need, though at some point you may want to consider buying vs. renting. Whether you need equipment for days, weeks, months, or years, Freedom Mobility has you covered. Our experts can help you determine whether renting or buying is more cost effective.
What Does My Insurance Cover?
Questions about insurance can be complicated, because what your insurance covers or doesn’t cover is completely dependent on your individual policy. In most cases proper documentation from your physician is needed prior to receiving financial assistance, and the amount of coverage depends on your individual situation. If you have specific insurance questions, call us at Freedom Mobility to discuss your specific situation, our team of experts can help you navigate your insurance questions.
How do I Know What is the Best Fit for Me?
At Freedom Mobility we are experts in our field and our goal is to match our customers with the best products for their individual needs. When you come into our mobility equipment store we will work closely with you to find products that allow you to remain as mobile and independent as possible, while also staying comfortable. When you are in need of mobility equipment the options available can become overwhelming. At Freedom Mobility our team of experts can help you navigate all of your questions and get you set up with the equipment you need. To discuss any questions you have, give us a call or visit our showroom today!