Miracle on Wheels makes available electric power wheelchairs to non-ambulatory senior citizens 65 and older, 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.
Electric wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and also cannot operate a manual wheelchair sufficiently or safely enough to care for themselves in their residence. They do have to be able to safely operate a joystick controller on the armrest and understand the basic instructions.
There are additional qualifications including that their doctor approves and recommends their need for a power wheelchair.
Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit the Web site at www.jaspanmedical.com for more information about the details of this program.
The Miracle on Wheels programs 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, seniors 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 doorbell.
The doctor must confirm any necessary options and assure medical compliance.
From the Nov. 16-22, 2005, issue