Posted by Bruce
on August 25, 2000 at 21:41:51:
In Reply to: Re: more info for Jane posted by Carole on August 25, 2000 at 13:07:04:
: : : Bruce, Thanks for the great info. I am going to look into it right away!
: : Jane, Several people have told me medicare will pay for an electric vehicle. I have never done this, but it would seem a written perscription from your doctor describing a medical need would be a good place to start. Bruce
: You've written a lot of helpful info for all. Thank you so much!! I'm sure your scooters are better than my mom's and dad's. They have more of an electric wheelchair type (first one was $5,000 and second one $7,500.) I saw my dad forget to set something on his new expensive one and it started to "drive" away as he was attempting to sit down in it. If several people hadn't been there to catch him, he would have had a nasty accident. Your pony type sound much more user friendly. I know they had a prescription first and medicare will reimburse a certain percentage after you send them the bill. You need the money up-front in some situations, so if you have the patience and time, check with your handy dandy medicare people and find out what they'll do.
Jane and Carole, my scooter "the rascal" is indeed user friendly. The seats swing out making it easier to get in and out of the seat. The speed can be set before you start moving and you have to lightly squeeze a handle or it won't move.The company used to have a sales person come to your home and give a demo, but I am not sure they still do that. I visited a hospital's store and they had several sitting around that looked just like mine. Bruce