Mobility rentals vs. buying mobility equipment

Many of our existing and prospective customers often approach us with one important question.

Should I rent or buy a mobility product?

Mediplus Mobility offers people in South Florida both options– mobility rentals and home healthcare products for sale. So how do we help to better inform our customers’ decisions?

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Here are a few pointers that will help you answer that dilemma.

  1. Will you use your wheelchair, home hospital bed or scooter for example for the foreseeable future or for a limited period of time (e.g: recovery)?                                         Depending on the condition that your or a loved one are living with, your doctor or therapist will likely be able to guide you as to the timing of your need for assistive devices. If you live with a chronic or degenerative disease or experience severe physical impairment, you will most likely benefit from the purchase of a mobility device. In this situation, when looking at the cost-benefit ratio, you will find that after 3-4 months of rental, the value of your device will likely be paid off. If you are undergoing recovery from surgery on the other hand, a rental will be an excellent choice for you a you can order the product and extend its rental period for as long as it takes you to get back on your feet again.
  2. What kind of service will you most benefit from? At Mediplus Mobility, your satisfaction is our number one priority. When you rent a device from us, you quickly learn that any product defect you might be experiencing– whether it be structural or mechanic (and as long as it is not inflicted by misuse or abuse of the device) will be dealt with by our service staff in a timely manner. Your bed motor broke down? The back of your wheelchair needs to be adjusted for firmness? Our technicians will help you with your devices at no cost. When you purchase a product from us, you can expect the same level of responsive service. However, depending on the warranty conditions of you specific mobility aid, there may be costs incurred as the result of service visits by our team.
  3. Are you looking for bathroom equipment? Many mobility companies will rent you pre-used bathroom equipment. At Mediplus Mobility, we understand that some individuals may find it advantageous to use an elevated toilet seat or commode for a limited amount of time before returning it to a provider. Our company however, believes that no mobility supplier can guarantee the 100% hygiene of bathroom products. That is why our leadership has decided to exclude such products from our rental program and instead, retail bathroom safety equipment at excellent prices.

PLUS- OUR ONE MONTH TRIAL PERIOD! If you are looking to buy a home hospital bed or patient lift for example, and are not sure if you will want to keep the device in the long term, we offer you the option of renting it and trying it our for one month– if within the first 30 days of your rental period, you decide that you want to keep it– we deduct your first-month rental fee from the device’s purchase price! (Some conditions apply).

We hope that the above guiding questions will be of assistance when deciding whether you are looking to purchase or rent a mobility device. If you require further assistance in making that decision or wish to obtain more product and pricing information, you can visit www.mediplusmobility.com or call us toll free at 1(855)819-5050. Hablamos Español! 

 

The Portable Power Chair- Great for your travels!

If you’re looking for a mobility device that will help move you around efficiently and comfortably– even as you travel by plane, car or train– Mediplus Mobility’s portable power wheelchairs for rent could be an excellent option for you!

Wondering what makes a power wheelchair “portable”? As opposed to highly customized electric wheelchairs or power wheelchairs that come with captains’ seats and extremely heavy bases, portable power wheelchairs are built to help you explore the world around you well beyond your neighborhood.

Usually equipped with stadium-style seating, they are a good choice for people who have good head an neck control. The foldable, pivoting seat is made of durable and easy to clean fabric that withstands rain and heat. It is accompanied by adjustable and removable padded armrests for maximum comfort.

cobalt power wheelchair drive medicalWhen you choose a travel power wheelchair, you can rest assured that the seat can easily come apart from the chair’s base when the time comes to transport the device in the back of a large car or in a plane’s cargo area.

The base itself  packs the chair’s batteries. A normal range for one of these devices is around 8 mph, moving at a maximum speed of about 4 mph. Because the base of the power wheelchair contains not only the batteries– but most of the chair’s mechanical component, it is the heavier section of the device — weighting approximately 50 lbs.  Based on the base weight, it is important that when choosing to rent or buy a portable power wheelchair, that you can either rely on a second individual to help you load or unload the chair’s base onto your vehicle or consider purchasing a handy, folding ramp.

Portable power wheelchairs can be instinctively controlled at the touch of a sensitive joystick which allows you to decide on both the speed and direction of the device. Maximum comfort is achieved with an adjustable flip-up foot plate that allows you to find the right position for your feet and spine– a crucial feature, especially when you’ll be spending hours siting on your power wheelchair!

Mediplus Mobility carries an immaculate selection of power wheelchairs for rent– including a fleet of portable power wheelchairs that are ready to accompany you or a loved one on any adventure! To learn more about them, visit our rent power wheelchair page!