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Power Wheelchairs Essential to Reasonable Quality of Life for Many Medicare Beneficiaries
Date:4/9/2013

ty to fix food and get to the bathroom; it allows them to stay in their homes rather than living in nursing homes and care facilities. 

Medicare beneficiaries that qualify for power wheelchairs are, on average, about 71 years old and usually suffer from a combination of COPD, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease.

"Clearly, there has to be a better understanding of the Medicare power wheelchair user," said Tyler Wilson . "They are people who rely on Medicare to provide their mobility."

The American Association for Homecare represents durable medical equipment providers and manufacturers who serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility devices, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, and other medical equipment and services in their homes. Members operate more than 3,000 homecare locations in all 50 states. Please visit www.aahomecare.org.


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