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My quickie wheelchair joy stick is no good. The equipment store where I bought it 5 years ago took a look at it and told me it would cost $600 to replace it. I am a 70 yr old single woman who has no family and lives alone. I don't want to go into a nursing home. I am so frightened. How can I get it fixed reasonably.?..I live off SS check. Please help me, someone. God will bless you.

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My dad lives off social security as well and he called The scooter store in witch fixed his chair for no cost to him as he needed it for his disability. I am not saying that the would od the same for you it all depends on the situation but I would give them a try it would not hurt to give them a call.

Medical/Medicare supposed to replace a mobility device every 5 years does yours fall under that category? Well if it does call The Scooter Store you be glad you did as they can fix and replace the chair if need be.

You also may want to look at your local charities such as the catholic church tell them your situation and boy I have seen some Charity's not only pay for the repair the help in other different capacities. We here would not know to much to get a 70 year old to do a do it yourself type of thing as it requires special tools and so on.

However in your community I am sure there are services that will fix your chair and then some. I know I would!

So to recap

!. Call The scooter Store
2. Check local charities such as salvation army, Goodwill etc.
3. Check medical/medicare and see if this can be fixed with no out of pocket cost.

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