Wheeled Mobility Repairs

It seems at least once a week I get a call or hear a story about someone who uses a wheelchair or scooter that is facing weeks for a repair.  The most recent one was a man over 60 who lives in his own apartment and his wheelchair needed a motor repaired. He has spent the last 2 weeks in bed because he doesn’t have a back up chair and is facing several more weeks in bed because it will take that long to get his prior authorization for the repair approved, have the company order the part and then schedule to come back to make the repair. Meanwhile his health has begun to deteriorate due to his staying in bed.

If you are a wheeled mobility user or someone in your family is what do you do when the wheelchair needs to be repaired?  How many of you have stayed in bed or not left the house for fear your back up chair will break down?

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