As our economy forces us to make tougher choices about how to spend our money, we have to make our health care a priority. There are times when we will suffer from injuries or will need surgery to resolve an ongoing problem and medical expenses can become an issue. For example, injuries and surgical procedures that involve the back, hips, knees, legs, and feet can require the use of a wheelchair or a knee walker during the recovery phase.We then must wonder if it’s better to buy that equipment or just rent it. Let’s look at some of the advantages of medical equipment rental.
Let’s use wheelchairs as an example. Depending on the style, a new wheelchair can cost between $500 and $1500. Motorized chairs can cost up to $30,000. You might want to hold off on buying a piece of equipment until after you consider the following questions:
- Is the equipment needed because of a temporary injury or one-time surgical procedure and full recovery is expected?
- Do you know approximately how long you will need the equipment?
If you can get an estimate of how long you will need the wheelchair, knee walker, or other equipment, then you can use the deposit amount and monthly rental rate information to estimate your cost pretty accurately. You should find that this will be a lot less than buying a piece of equipment outright even if you need it for a month or two longer than originally expected.
In addition to saving money, renting medical equipment as opposed to buying it offers other benefits that include:
- choosing from the newest and best equipment available,
- not having to pay for maintenance, and
not being left with equipment that becomes obsolete while you no longer need it.
If you find yourself in a situation when you or a loved one need medical equipment, 2 Hearts Medical can help you find the best option for your needs and budget. Contact us today for more information about all your medical equipment rental needs.