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Can my mom rent a scooter on medicare?

Can my mom rent a scooter on medicare?

Not covered: Medicare does not pay for scooter rental. There are some pretty stringent requirements for who qualifies for scooter. My experience is most people do not keep using them as they are not convenient. It wouldn't be a bad idea to rent one for a month or so and see if it is really something she will use. Talk to your doctor about getting authorization for scooter from medicare. ...Read more

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I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

I see why the need for guide dogs to assist the blind, but why do some people in scooters have them?

Different handicap: People in scooters are handicapped with an inability to walk or move. Some are blind but most are not. Dogs can be used for orientation but also can be a warning, or a companion, and some are trained to retrieve objects for their owners. So they are multifunctional - isn't that terrific? ...Read more

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I broke my ankle and wonder can I use a knee scooter?

I broke my ankle and wonder can I use a knee scooter?

There are: A few devices these days one can use if unable to use crutches. There is a device called a roll-a-bout which sounds like your knee scooter. You may also want to check out freedomlegbrace.Com. The goal is in all cases o be not weight bearing on the foot. ...Read more

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How could I get a motor scooter for a loved one with vascular dementia?

How could I get a motor scooter for a loved one with vascular dementia?

Buy one: Cms regulations for motorized scooter are quite specific and available at their website or one of the popular "scooter" stores. If you do not qualify under cms rules for payment please do not ask your doctor to bend the rules or lie to get a scooter. If you cannot qualify under cms rules go buy one at a yard sale, craig's list, etc. ...Read more

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I was riding scooter and went on speed bumps bit faster than usual n my back started paining on either side of backbone.Mild pain nt severe.Any danger

I don't think so-: -it's like landing on Ur butt very hard. Going over a speed bump fast, the scooter kick s U in the butt quite hard. U R young & would expect U have hardy bone structure, but the jolt does hurt & Ur spine realizes that & is guarding the spine by muscle tightness, which does hurt. The body is telling U 2 cool it, & if U don't it lets U kno. ...Read more

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Why is it when i wear socks it indents my skin, it raises my skin up, my socks arent tight, someone ran into my ankle with their scooter 2 months ago?

Why is it when i wear socks it indents my skin, it raises my skin up, my socks arent tight, someone ran into my ankle with their scooter 2 months ago?

Swelling: Did you swell after the initial injury with the scooter? You probably suffered a soft tissue injury and still have swelling from that. Are both socks leaving indents or just the injured leg? ...Read more