Power wheelchairs available
Big Thicket Messenger - November 2007
Miracles on Wheels makes available Power (electric) wheelchairs to non-ambulatory Senior Citizens (65 years old & up) and the permanently disabled of any age, if they qualify..
Usually, there is no charge or out-of-pocket expense for the power wheelchair, including shipping and delivery to the home by a technician, who makes the final adjustments to fit the individual and shows them how to use and maintain it. No deposit is required and there is no obligation for determining if they qualify.
There are additional qualifications including that their doctor approves and recommends their need for a power wheelchair.
The electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and can not self-propel a manual wheelchair in their home or independent living quarters and who meet the additional qualifications of the program. This service may also be available to the permanently disabled of any age.
Please call 1-800-749-8778 or visit our web site at www.jaspanmedical.com for more information on the details of this program.
The Miracles on Wheels program's main purpose and goal is to develop public awareness of the assistance options that exist to allow senior citizens and the permanently disabled to remain independent in their homes without incurring extra expense.
Without this awareness and assistance, the senior and their family may prematurely choose a nursing home or take on expensive in-home care simply because they cannot move safely (or quickly enough) from room to room, to get to the bathroom, the kitchen or answer the phone or door bell.
Also, they might make an unnecessary retail or cash purchase of power mobility equipment, or worse, be sold or pressured into purchasing something that does not properly fulfill their needs.