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Eligible seniors could receive power wheelchair

June 25, 2009

Medicare's regulations now make it easier for seniors and others with debilitating conditions such as arthritis, stroke, diabetes or heart and breathing problems to obtain a power wheelchair at little or no cost.

Miracle on Wheels is trying to increase public awareness about assistance that allows seniors and the disabled to remain independent in their own homes rather than undergoing difficult surgery, resorting to expensive treatment or moving into a nursing home.

These options are available to anyone with problems getting around their home or who is in danger of falling due to a medical condition.

Brand choices soon might become more limited, as Medicare has cut the amount it will allow for power chairs next year by 9.5 percent.

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Information about how to qualify for a power chair can be obtained by calling Miracle on Wheels toll-free at 866-200-6924.

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