|07-08-2008, 09:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2005
Question about ordering a manual wheelchair?
We are starting to think about getting my husband another chair. His current one was ordered while still in rehab and has many features he no longer needs. The chair is also too wide for him now. In addition, we think that he needs a new cushion. I am not sure how to go about getting one since Shepherd Center handled it last time. I also don't know where to go. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. My husband's current chair is almost three years old. We had to change insurance companies at the beginning of this year so I don't know if they will care how old the chair is since this particular company did not pay for it. He also has medicare now. I do not know how often ins will pay for a new chair or cushion. How long do cushions tend to last? My husband is starting to complain that his back his hurting more than usual everyday, so we thought that the cushion may be on its last legs. Lots of questions, I know. Thanks for any help!!
|07-08-2008, 09:09 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2006
I think you need to get a seating eval. Ask your doc to write the order. Most everything else is driven from that eval.
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