Fortunately some people only need the temporary use of mobilty aids and investing in an item like a mobility scooter, wheelchair or other product that requires a significant outlay will be less appealing to many people as they find themselves with a possibly expensive mobility aid on their hands that they no longer need.
At the same time the person may not be in a position to do without the aid until they have recovered, the recovery may be from a road accident or an operation or any other matter that has left the person requiring temporary use of mobility aids.
An option in this type of situation are mobility rentals, for smaller items rental will not be neccessary where the outlay is small but for items like adjustable beds, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and rise and recliner chairs it can be useful where you just take on the use of the aid and pay a rental charge for as long as you need it, once you find yourself not needing the mobility aid any longer you are able to easily hand the aid back and stop payments to the company that you rent from.
You’re not left with trying to sell on the aid that you had used or looking for somewhere to store it once you’re finished with it.
Many mobility rental companies will have short and long term options with different products that each may be more suited to different lengths of time hired.
When hiring you will usually receive suggestions on the best type of product for you depending on your intended use and the amount of time that you will be hiring for, for example with wheelchairs and mobility scooters if you may only need occasional use then a lightweight one may be all that you need but if you are going to need daily use over an amount of time them it may be suggested to you to hire a heavy duty aid, depending on your needs.
Another advantage of hiring is to use the time as a trial, you may not be ready to purchase yet but would like to see if using any particular mobility aid is the right type for you, and you can do this by hiring the product for a couple of weeks or a month maybe and get a feel of whether you would like to invest into buying one, in the cases of an individual needing permanent use of a mobility aid.
The primary advantage with hiring is being able to hand it back once you decide that you want to, and if it leads to a purchase then thats good, at least you have had time to try out and see what suits you best.
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