RollerAid crutch alternativePosted by Chris F on 12/21/04 at 18:40 (165947)
Check out the RollerAid. It ts a crutch alternative that turns! unlike that other scooter. It works really well. http://www.rolleraid.com
Re: RollerAid crutch alternativePat on 12/21/04 at 22:35 (165954)
The RollerAid looks good - I rented a Roll-a-bout and had trouble turning and while it was great I lost my balance and fell twice! Of course part of it could have been the drugs they gave me after surgery! LOL! But I had trouble even finding a place that had some of the roll-a-bouts to rent so it may be hard to find a place that has them and most of the time insurance doesn't pay.
Re: RollerAid crutch alternativechris on 12/22/04 at 14:36 (165997)
rolleraid has a by mail delivery service that is nice, and private insurance generally covers around 80% :)
Re: RollerAid crutch alternativePat on 12/22/04 at 18:12 (166005)
My insurance BCBS (Federal Employees) wouldn't even cover the Roll-about that I rented (it was $55 a month). Alot of insurance companies will cover a wheel chair or crutches but they don't see a need for anything that will actually make your life easier!LOL!
Re: RollerAid crutch alternativeBrian K on 7/27/07 at 13:56 (233650)
Sitting in the doctors office with crutches, I see this gal roll in with the roller-aid. I thought 'I WILL HAVE ONE OF THOSE' I asked her about it and got my Doctor to perscribe one. Group Health paid 80% of the two month rental of $120.
This thing is way better than crutches, at 270lbs I'm smaller than a moose and crutches were a real workout. Now I can zoom through the parking lot, and get around home and the office no-sweat. These can be tricky on stairs, and you can forget ladders, but other than that the roller aid is the e-ticket.
Re: Rent a RollerAid crutch alternativeBrian on 1/21/08 at 12:25 (242247)
I found a place that rents them online and ships anywhere for free.
It's at http://www.crutchalternatives.com
Re: RollerAid crutch alternativeBill G. on 7/17/08 at 21:24 (248554)
I have been using an Orthopedic Knee Crutch, it works very well for me and I believe insurance covers it. It is about $270. It has no wheels or straps and works great on the steps. Check it out on http://www.kneecrutch.com