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Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment is a Medicare contracted power wheelchair provider for the Charlotte area. We provide and service power wheelchairs in the Charlotte NC area including Matthews, Monroe, Indian Trail, Stallings, Waxhaw, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Huntersville, Mooresville, Concord and surrounding areas. We have provided power wheelchairs in the Charlotte area for almost 10 years so you can rest assured we provide only the highest quality power wheelchairs and will provide you with first class service.

We offer free delivery in the Charlotte area as well as complete education and instruction for your power wheelchair in the Charlotte area. Give us a call today for more information on how to start the process.

In our Matthews showroom we stock the The Jazzy® Select 6 power wheelchairs, Jazzy 614HD heavy duty power wheelchairs and the Jazzy Go Go and Victory Scooters. Our preferred power wheelchair, the Jazzy Select 6 power wheelchair provides maximum front stability, combined with the advantages of in-line motor technology. Active-Trac® Suspension and 6” front and rear casters for superior performance indoors and out. This power chair is one of the few on the market actually putting 6 wheels on the ground. The drive wheels on the Select 6 power wheelchair are also an inch larger than the other models offering the smoothest of rides. An impressive selection of standard convenience features make it the easiest power wheelchair to use. Professional delivery and instruction included with all power wheelchairs delivered in the Charlotte area. Give our office a call or visit our contact us page.
 

5 Step Power Mobility Process

Power Wheelchair Process

         

Medicare’s Wheelchair and Scooter Benefit

(retrieved from www.medicare.gov)

If your doctor submits a written order stating that you have a medical need for a wheelchair or scooter for use in your home, Medicare will help cover any of the types listed below. Generally, Medicare will pay 80% of the Medicare-approved amount, after you have met the Part B deductible. You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount. Wheelchairs (both manual and power) and scooters are also known as “mobility assistive equipment.” Medicare will help cover your wheelchair and scooter, if you meet all of the following conditions:

  • You have a health condition that causes difficulty moving around in your home.
  • You’re unable to do activities of daily living (like bathing, dressing, getting in or out of a bed or chair, or using the bathroom) even with the help of a cane, crutch, or walker.
  • You’re able to safely operate, and get on and off the wheelchair or scooter, or have someone with you who is always available to help you safely use the device. Also, the equipment must be usable within your home (for example, it’s not too big for your home or blocked by things in its path).
  • Types of Mobility Assistive Equipment:

    Manual Wheelchair – If you can’t use a cane or walker safely, you may qualify for a manual wheelchair. The manual wheelchair you choose can’t be a high strength, ultra-lightweight wheelchair that you could buy without renting first.

    Rolling Chair/Geri-chair – If you need more support than a wheelchair can give, you may qualify for a rolling chair. These chairs have small wheels that are at least 5 inches in diameter. The rolling chair must be designed to meet your medical needs due to illness or other impairment.

    Power-Operated Vehicle/Scooter – If you can’t use a cane or walker, or can’t operate a manual wheelchair, you may qualify for a power-operated scooter.

    Power Wheelchair – If you can’t use a manual wheelchair in your home, or if you don’t qualify for a power-operated scooter because you aren’t strong enough to sit up or to work the scooter controls safely, you may qualify for a power wheelchair. Before you get either a power wheelchair or scooter, you must have a face-to-face exam by your doctor. The doctor will review your needs and help you decide if you can safely operate the device. If so, the doctor will submit a written order telling Medicare why you need the device and that you’re able to operate it.

    Remember, you must have a medical need for Medicare to cover a power wheel chair or scooter. Medicare won’t cover this equipment if it will be used mainly for leisure or recreational activities, or if it’s only needed to move around outside your home. Also, in some areas, you may need to get your power wheelchair or scooter from specific suppliers approved by Medicare. Visit www.medicare.gov/supplier or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for more information. TTY users should call1-877-486-2048. Note: If you don’t need a power wheelchair or scooter on a long-term basis, you may want to rent the equipment to lower your costs. Talk to your supplier to find out more about this option. Some wheelchairs must be rented first, even if you eventually plan to buy them.