walkers
#1 March 24 2012, 5:19 am
walkers
are walkers an expensive purchase without insurance coverage? your thoughts and opinions would be greatly appreciated.
#2 March 24 2012, 6:19 am
That all depends what you are looking for, have you spoken to your Doctor? You can always get a used one if need be. All medical equipment is expensive but most of it is covered by insurance with a Doctors prescription. If you collecting SSI or SSD then you do have insurance.
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#3 March 27 2012, 6:25 am
Hi Sam: I bought mine through Amazon.com but actually, the product itself comes via contract through this website but at a slight discount if purchased at Amazon directly:

http://www.alltimemedical.com/products/Rollators_Rolling_Walkers/Aluminum_Rollator_with_Back_Support...

You can get several different models by different manufacturers ranging from $50+ to $150+ on-line. (I bought this exact article on sale and the price has obviously gone up but go to Amazon to check the price on the same product)

Rather than go through the time-consuming hassle of waiting for insurance to cover part of this I bought it outright for $74.99 and I know it may be expensive for some but I think it is well worth the price. It is beautifully made by Drive Medical in metalflake blue and is deluxe in every way. What a life-saver for my extended jaunts and I wanted the oversized 8" wheels to negotiate rough pavement and terrain.

It arrived in just TWO days and shipping was FREE.
Last update on March 27 2012, 6:32 am by Finetooner.
#4 March 27 2012, 12:11 pm
Sam, at my workplace the walkers are offered to the residents but this is a privilege that is given to the people who reside there. Another suggestion is to check with your local living situation and see if they are offered to you for little or no cost to you.
#5 April 10 2012, 8:47 am
thanks to both of you for the advice. fine believe it or not after looking at other sources and talking to my insurance i actually looked on amazon. i was thinking the same way get what i need inexpensively and without the hassle. just waiting to have enough money set aside to purchase it. thanks again.
#6 April 10 2012, 8:50 am
Always glad to help. Mine is manufactured by Drive Medical and I'm very pleased with the quality and workmanship. I hope you can get one soon!
#7 April 10 2012, 8:55 am
Would your Doctor give you a prescription?
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#8 April 10 2012, 9:01 am
Yes because I also qualified for a disabled parking permit. However, I had the funds to just go and get one immediately without the hassle so I went ahead and purchased one outright.
#9 April 10 2012, 12:35 pm
In my opinion if i can get one that inexpensively it seems like that would be the better option to get one ASAP.
#10 April 10 2012, 1:51 pm
That would be your choice , but why bother having insurance then. Plus I think the Doctor should be aware.
Last update on April 10 2012, 1:52 pm by rainey.
"My wealth and the measure of my success
is in the amount of love that I give and receive."
#11 April 11 2012, 9:17 am
Mine is a cool metalflake blue with cable brakes and a brake lock so when you sit down it doesn't roll away on you. My rollator has 8" wheels to navigate over rough surfaces. Do I need it all the time? Thankfully no. On long distance jaunts (1/2 mile or more) it is a life saver.
#12 April 13 2012, 2:32 pm
thank you all for your opinions and advice. you all have been helpful
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