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In-home accessibility products – such as shower chairs, bed rails, toilet risers, and security poles – are designed to provide security and safety for people who need extra support around the house. These products help users remain self-sufficient by assisting with everyday issues, like getting into the bathtub or standing up from the couch, chair, or toilet. Accessible home products can often provide a substantial confidence boost, as users are able to handle their own hygiene needs and other daily living activities with greater independence.
In addition to shower chairs, tub transfer benches, and bed side rails, Scootaround also offers a selection of portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) for people with breathing-related disorders. Call our specialists at 1-844-664-7467 or email [email protected]. Our team will be happy to walk you through all of the accessible in-home products we have available!
From portable oxygen concentrators and shower transfer benches, to bed side rails and toilet risers, Scootaround has everything you need to make your home safer and more accessible.
Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are smaller and lighter than traditional oxygen concentrators. Weighing as little as five pounds, these devices are perfect for users who lead active lifestyles and need a POC that they can take wherever they go. Most concentrators can supply medical grade oxygen in two different modes – pulse flow or continuous flow – at anywhere from 1 to 6 liters per minute.
Portable oxygen concentrators typically have small, compact batteries for easy transportation. The majority of POCs are Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) approved for airline travel.
Shower chairs provide added stability and support for individuals while they are in the bathtub. Also known as bath chairs or handicap shower chairs, these products allow users to sit down while they are showering or bathing, minimizing the risk of dangerous slips or falls.
Scootaround also has tub transfer benches available for sale. A transfer bench allows the user to sit down outside the bathtub and then slide the seat across the frame to get into the tub.
The primary function of bed rails is to prevent people from falling out of bed while they are asleep. However, as an added benefit, they also provide support for people with mobility issues while they are getting in or out of bed.
Also known as bed side rails, these products can typically fit mattresses anywhere from 6” to 15” high and support weight capacities up to 400 lbs. Bed rails are attached to the bed frame with a sturdy strap to prevent shifting or sliding.
A toilet riser or raised toilet seat can help individuals with limited mobility sit down and stand up with greater ease when using the toilet. In many cases, a toilet riser will allow users to continue using the bathroom themselves without needing assistance from a loved one or caregiver.
Security poles provide added support for people who have difficulty sitting down, standing up, or changing positions on their own. These poles are narrow and have a small footprint, making them a great option for the tight spaces around your couch, bed, or toilet. Despite their lightweight design, security poles can typically handle a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs.
There are a few important things to consider before investing in an in-home accessibility product.
Function: do you need grab bar for added safety in the bathroom? Or a rail to prevent you from rolling out of bed? Consider the areas of your home where you need additional support – then look for products that will make those areas more accessible.
Room Layout: make sure you have enough space in your bathroom, living room, or bedroom to install the product.
Weight Capacity: our grab bars, security poles, and support handles have max weight capacities anywhere from 250 to 400 lbs depending on the product and model.
No, Medicare does not cover the cost of purchasing a portable oxygen concentrator. However, if you are approved for therapeutic oxygen use, it is possible for Medicare to cover up to 80% of the cost of an oxygen concentrator rental for 36 months. Further details are outlined in the “Oxygen Equipment & Accessories” section of Medicare Part B.
A portable oxygen concentrator from Scootaround will typically cost around $1800. However, prices can vary by make and model.
Portable oxygen concentrators use special filters to remove Nitrogen from the air and supply purified, medical grade oxygen to the user. Concentrators filter the surrounding air, compress it, and then deliver oxygen to the patient via a pulse or continuous flow system.
No, shower chairs are not currently classified as durable medical equipment and therefore are not generally covered by Medicare Part B. However, certain Medicare Advantage plans have allowances that may provide partial coverage for items like shower chairs and transfer benches. Check the details of your specific plan to determine if you’re covered.
Scootaround has shower chairs for the elderly available online at scootaround.com/shop. You can also purchase a shower chair or shower transfer bench over the phone by calling our sales team at 1-844-664-7467.
A standard shower chair will run you around $50 or $60, although prices can range from $40 to $90 depending on the model. Tub transfer benches are slightly more expensive, typically costing around $150.