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Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 12:08
by sue and paul
Does anyone know where we can rent/borrow/buy a lightweight folding wheelchair for adult?

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 13:42
by martyn94
Try your local pharmacy. Some of them have their own: if they don’t they can get them, or tell you where to get them.

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Mon 03 Dec 2018 17:01
by russell
Yes, any pharmacy. They can order one to fit your requirements. If the user has a carte vitale he can get a prescription for the hire from the doctor and the charges will be covered.

Russell

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Tue 04 Dec 2018 09:49
by sue and paul
Thanks. Our médecin traitant gave a prescription, and our pharmacie supplied. As you say, with Carte Vitale, costs are covered. It will make such a difference to us, though OH already has Carte Handicapé for stationnement

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Tue 04 Dec 2018 16:27
by martyn94
sue and paul wrote:
Tue 04 Dec 2018 09:49
Thanks. Our médecin traitant gave a prescription, and our pharmacie supplied. As you say, with Carte Vitale, costs are covered. It will make such a difference to us, though OH already has Carte Handicapé for stationnement
And quick as a flash, apparently.

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Wed 05 Dec 2018 10:01
by russell
Glad you are sorted. I don't know where you are located but we've found that Reha Team in Perpignan are very good for all sorts of accessories for the handicapped. You will be entitled to a new wheelchair every three years if the condition is permanent.

Russell

Re: Wheelchair wanted

Posted: Wed 05 Dec 2018 10:06
by sue and paul
Thanks. We do know about Reha, but haven't yet consulted them. We'll see.....