If you’re in need of a wheelchair ramp for your home, but aren’t sure if you should rent or own, here are some of the things to consider. Purchasing and installing a wheelchair ramp can be cost prohibitive, and often times insurance and federal programs will not help you to cover the costs. The federal health insurance program for instance is available to most adults over 65. Unfortunately for people suffering from an illness or disability that limits their mobility and requires the use of a wheelchair, Medicare policies are very strict when it comes to helping people with limited mobility pay for equipment and home modifications. So in most cases Medicare will almost never pay for the cost of installing a wheelchair ramp. This will especially be the case for someone who needs a wheelchair ramp for only a limited duration. So, if the wheel chair ramp isn’t for you, but a loved one like a family member or family friend who is visiting for a week or two, or will be living with you temporarily, buying and owning a wheel chair ramp makes little financial sense. Get a ramp rental if you have a family reunion coming up or relatives staying with you for a limited amount of time and one of them has mobility issues and requires wheelchair access to or within your home. Here at Freedom Mobility we offer wheelchair rentals for people with temporary accessibility needs, as well as wheelchair ramp rentals in Maryland. If you or a family member will only be temporarily using a wheelchair, for instance while recovering from a surgery, broken bone, or a severe illness, getting a wheelchair ramp rental will make the most sense. We also rent wheelchairs, scooters, and lift chairs to support any of your accessibility needs on a temporary basis. Rent for a month or for a year—our terms are flexible and we’ll even come out and install/remove your ramp to save you the trouble. All our ramps are made in America and installed by experienced and professional installation teams. One final reason you might need to rent a wheelchair ramp instead of owning one is if you rent instead of own your home, and cannot make permanent modifications to the structure of the house. Talk to us about your wheelchair ramp rental needs and a member of our courteous, helpful staff will be happy to answer all your questions.
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