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Mobility Aids & Accessories: FAQ

1. What are the benefits of using mobility aids?Ā 

  • Using mobility accessories can help individuals with limited mobility to remain independent, stay active, and participate in social activities. Mobility accessories also reduce the risk of falls and injuries, thereby improving the safety and well-being of individuals with limited mobility.

2. What are examples of mobility aids?

3. Can I replace parts on my mobility aid or do I need to buy a new one?

  • Of course! Shop Home Med has a host of parts you may need for your mobility aids.

4. Are there bariatric and child mobility aid options?

  • Yes! Shop Home Med has a variety of bariatric and child mobility aids.

5. How do I maintain my mobility aid?Ā 

  • Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential to keep your mobility accessory in good working condition. It is best to follow the manufacturer's instructions for maintenance and seek professional help if necessary.

6. How do I know if I need a mobility aid?Ā 

  • If you experience difficulty walking, standing, or moving around due to a medical condition or injury, you may benefit from a mobility aid. It is best to consult with your healthcare provider to understand your mobility needs and determine the most suitable mobility aid for you.

7. Are mobility aids customizable?Ā 

  • Yes, many mobility aids can be customized to meet an individual's specific needs and preferences. For example, wheelchairs can be customized with different seat widths and heights, armrests, footrests, and wheels.Ā 

8. What are some examples of mobility accessories?

9. How do I transport my mobility aid?Ā 

  • Transporting a mobility aid depends on the type of aid. For example, a cane or crutch is easily portable and can be carried in a bag or hung on the back of a chair. Some mobility aids are foldable, making transportation easy and simple. For others, a specialized lift or ramp may be required.

10. Can I use my mobility aid outdoors?Ā 

  • Yes, many mobility aids are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. However, it is important to choose a mobility aid that is suitable for the terrain and environment in which it will be used. For example, a 4-wheel mobility scooter is more suitable for outdoor use than a 3-wheel scooter.Ā 

11. Can mobility accessories be covered by my FSA/HSA account?Ā 

  • Yes, some mobility accessories may be covered by FSA/HSA accounts. It is best to check with your FSA/HSA provider to understand the coverage available.

12. How do I dispose of my old mobility aid?Ā 

  • Disposing of an old mobility aid depends on the type of aid and your location. Many organizations and charities accept donations of used mobility aids, which can be refurbished and provided to individuals in need. It is best to research local organizations that accept mobility aid donations or check with your local government for disposal guidelines.

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