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Mobility & Accessories: FAQ

1. Can mobility accessories be covered by FSA? 

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


2. How do I maintain my mobility accessory? 

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.


3. What are the benefits of using mobility accessories? 

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 wellbeing of individuals with limited mobility.


4. How do I know if I need a mobility aid? 

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.


5. Are mobility aids customizable? 

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. 


6. How do I transport my mobility aid? 

Transporting a mobility aid depends on the type of aid and your mode of transportation. For example, a cane or crutch is easily portable and can be carried in a bag or hung on the back of a chair. However, a mobility scooter or wheelchair may require a specialized lift or ramp for transportation. 


7. Can I use my mobility aid outdoors? 

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. 


8. How do I dispose of my old mobility aid? 

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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