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Mobilize Your FSA Dollars for Mobility Products

Mobilize Your FSA Dollars for Mobility Products
Kevin Cleary

It’s no secret that healthcare can be expensive. One option that employers offer their employees is a healthcare FSA or flexible spending account. The way it works is an employee contributes pretax dollars to this account and it can be used for certain medical expenses. Seems simple, right? The issue is - which medical expenses are FSA eligible? This can be the case for those who have limited mobility and need to maximize their FSA dollars in order to maintain their independence and quality-of-life. We here at HPFY may be able to shine a light on some mobility products to enable you to use your FSA dollars and keep you on the go!!

Understanding Your FSA Account

Understanding how your FSA or flexible spending account works is the first step in maximizing your pretax healthcare contributions. There are a plethora of mobility products that can be counted as FSA eligible items, so how do you know which ones might benefit you the most? If you have a question you can always check with your employer or human resources department as to what is eligible under your FSA plan. We here at HPFY offer these 10 great mobility products that may cut down the bill for you:

  • UPWalker Lite Walking Aid

    This mobility aid is now 34% lighter than previous models and folds easily for easy transporting. This makes it ideal for indoor use while helping keep those with limited mobility in a more secure and safer posture compared to walkers that require the user to hunch over. While weighing just 15.5 pounds it can support up to 300 pounds and is a great option for those who live in small homes or apartments.
  • Drive Nitro Euro-Style Aluminum Four Wheel Rollator

    Designed to be comfortable and convenient for those with limited mobility, this rollator can be a perfect option for those who want a four wheeler rollator that can go just about anywhere. It’s front wheels allow it to go anywhere the user needs to go…indoor or outdoor. The lightweight aluminum frame can support up to 300 pounds and the foldable frame makes it easy to transport.
 
  • EZ-Step Stair Climbing Cane

    Designed specifically for those who have limited mobility and need to climb and descend stairs, this unique mobility aid reduces the range of motion of the knee while ascending/descending stairs, curbs, or even sidewalks. Weighing only 2 pounds it may be used by either the left or the right hand and is adjustable from 29”-39”.
  • Carex Adjustable Folding Cane

    This easily collapsible cane can fit in a backpack, brief case, or under the seat of a car if necessary. This makes it easy to store for travel or to save space. Available in two handle types, this folding cane has a high adjustable range of 33”-37” in 1 inch increments and has a three-quarter inch tip. Weighing less than 1 pound, this folding cane can support up to 250 pounds.
 
  • UpLift Premium Electric Powered Portable Lifting Seat

    Weighing only 12 pounds, this powered portable lifting seat can open to a seat height of 10” from a flat 2” position. The seat comes with an easy to operate, flexible hand control and features a multi-density foam cushion with a memory foam core for increased comfort. The 9 foot power cord makes this placeable just about anywhere in the home where somebody may need assistance standing from a seated position.
  • Ergoactives Ergobaum 7G Royal Ergonomic Forearm Crutches for Adult

    These comfortable and adjustable forearm crutches make getting around easier and safer during recovery. Designed by an orthopedic surgeon with medical grade materials, these forearm crutches promote greater mobility, functionality, and comfort. Quite the advance over the old style crutches once used!!
 
  • Invacare IVC 9000 SL Lightweight Wheelchair

    Don’t be fooled by the economic price of this lightweight, high strength wheelchair!! The dual axle positions allow for a variety of seat heights and the space saver arms reduce overall frame width without limiting seat width. The urethane rear tires and casters provide superior performance and a smooth and lightweight ride. With many seating and building options this lightweight wheelchair can be customized to anyone.
  • Drive Bariatric Aluminum Two Button Folding Walker

    Providing additional support for bariatric patients without added weight is what this easy to use folding walker is all about. Capable of supporting up to 600 pounds, this walker has easy to press button mechanisms that can be operated by the users fingers, palm, or side of the hand. It features soft vinyl handgrips for comfort with steel legs and side braces for secure support.
 
  • Harmar Adjustable Threshold Ramp

    The durable welded construction of this slip resistant grooved aluminum adjustable ramp is available in a multitude of sizes to handle just about anyone’s in-home/out of home needs. It is a convenient and lightweight solution for those who need to manage a threshold with a wheelchair and can handle up to 600 pounds. That means it can be used by just about any manual or powered wheelchair!! Made from aluminum, it is durable and will last for years.
  • Invacare Reliant 450 Battery-Powered Lift

    Patient transfers in the home are a major cause of falls and caregiver injuries and this battery-powered lift can easily and safely transfer up to 450 pounds. From wheelchairs to beds to commodes, this patient lift can do it all as long as there is 4.5” under beds or a chair that the legs can move around. The removable battery is easily recharged overnight in the wall-mounted charger and it comes with two 24v rechargeable batteries, so there is always one ready to go when needed. The low friction casters make maneuvering this lift simple and easy for caregivers and the padded swivel bar spins 360° and has a six point hook up that can accommodate many different patient slings.
 

Searching the market for mobility products to maximize your FSA dollars may seem like a confusing and complicated endeavor…and you might be right!! Understanding what your mobility needs are can be an important place to start when determining what mobility products you need to maintain your independence and quality-of-life. Remember these pretax dollars are yours to spend but be sure not to let them expire at the end of the year. Use them or lose them!!

 

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HPFY Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary

Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New ...

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