Carolina’s Home Medical Equipment is a Medicare-contracted power wheelchair provider for the Charlotte area who is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest-quality equipment and offering first-class service. Following your 5-step mobility process, we’ll be able to connect you with the right option for your unique needs!
Why Choose Us for Your Power Wheelchair?
We have over 19 years of experience in helping our customers find freedom and independence through power wheelchairs. Our experienced team of customer service professionals blends knowledge and compassion to provide you with personalized care and service in helping you choose the right option.
For your convenience, we offer free delivery, and when our Patient Service Technicians do arrive, they will provide you with comprehensive education and instruction on how to operate your new power chair. They will also customize it as needed to meet your comfort needs.
Our Selection of Power Wheelchairs in Charlotte
In our showroom, we are proud to carry power wheelchairs by Jazzy®. Our stock includes the Jazzy® Evo, Merits Vision Sport as well as the GoGo and iRide scooters.
The Jazzy Evo is our preferred standard power chair due to its patented Active-Trac® Suspension and exclusive Mid-Wheel 6® Technology that provide you with a smoother, stable ride. And it does all that while pushing the limits of mileage and speed capabilities. A single charge can carry you up to 21 miles with the lithium battery, and top speeds up to 5.1 mph.
The Jazzy® EVO 613 and Jazzy® EVO 613Li measure in at an impressive 22 inches wide at the base and offer a 22-inch turning radius. Not only is it one of the most powerful power wheelchairs on the market, but it’s also one of the narrowest and most maneuverable.
Carolina’s HME also offers a full line of custom power wheelchairs for more complex needs, including a variety of options from both Permobil and Quantum Rehab.
Contact Our Charlotte Location for Your Power Wheelchair Today
If your mobility needs require a power wheelchair, we are here to help with our experience and dedication to first-class service. Contact us today to start the process of getting a new chair by calling (704) 846-7503 or fill out the form below to get started!
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.