Serving all of Northern Idaho
When you need mobility assistance, Soper's Mobility Aids LLC can find the right solution for your needs. Visit our showroom to see display models and even take a test drive! We can help you with information on insurance and Medicare coverage for chairs and scooters. You'll also be able to see some of the color options, sizes, and weights of our equipment.
Manual Wheelchairs are covered by most insurance companies if they are medically necessary. A prescription from your doctor will be needed to begin the process of receiving a wheelchair through your insurance. Manual wheelchairs come in a wide array of sizes, colors, styles and weights.
Scooters may be covered by insurance when certain medical criteria are met. Medicare will pay for a scooter if it is needed at home to complete one or more mobility-related activities of daily living. Medicare does not pay for scooters for outdoor mobility only.
Scooters are available in a range of
sizes. Some models weigh less then 100
pounds and will easily disassemble for
transportation. Scooters are available
in three and four-wheel models.
Scooters are available with weight
capacities up to 600 pounds.
Some scooter models are not eligible
for Medicare reimbursement due to
their size. A home assessment will be
needed before a scooter will be covered
Soper’s has an assortment of scooters
on the showroom floor. Please come
into the store and test-drive one today.
Our Mobility Specialist will be happy to talk about whether or not a scooter will be covered by your insurance.
Call for details on our delivery service.
Scooter rentals and repairs!
We offer a cushion and adjustable tension back on most of our insurance-billed wheelchairs.
Standard power chairs are covered by most insurance companies.
Medicare has recently changed payment for standard power equipment.
These devices are now a capped rental item. This means Medicare rents
the chair for 13 months, and then it is considered purchased. Medicare and
most insurance companies pay for these devices if needed to accomplish
Activities of Daily Living in the home.
Consumer power chairs are the most common type of chair and are normally rated for up to 300 lbs., with a driving range of up to 20 miles. Most commonly, they have a 10-inch drive wheel, but some have a 14-inch wheel. Visit our showroom to see the different models and colors available.
Scooters benefit people suffering from the following medical conditions:
Remote door entry
Standard - typically made of steel, these are intended for temporary purposes and for people weighing less than 250 lbs.
High-strength lightweight - intended for more long-term use and or for those needing a lower seat for foot propelling. They're usually made of high-strength aluminum and weigh less than 35 lbs.
Ultra-lightweight - designed for people with special circumstances, with a folding or rigid frame. This is the lightest version of the manuals that typically weighs 14-24 lbs.
Custom manual - this group includes bariatric, sports chairs, tilt-in-space, and titanium chairs. These may not be covered by insurance.
Congestive heart failure
And many others
These chairs are also offered in several different models with some color options. Soper's Mobility Aids LLC offers a selection of different chairs for you to choose from on the showroom floor.