A walker is intended to help an individual remain mobile by providing assistance in walking. It accomplishes this purpose by transferring some of the function normally performed by the legs and feet to the arms and hands. The most important of these functions is usually weight bearing, but others include balance as well as standing or walking stability.
Medicare Information and Qualifications:
Medicare covers a walker for patients who can walk, but need additional support that cannot be provided by a cane or crutch(es) There are additional coverage guidelines for other types of walkers and your treating doctor and/or your supplier can provide more detailed coverage criteria. An order (prescription) must be on file with the supplier. It must be signed and dated by the treating doctor. This is a purchased item.
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