May 10, 2016 - 10:26 AM
Medicare covers durable medical equipment (DME), if it is medically necessary (e.g. wheelchairs, scooters). However, Medicare does not cover home modifications or assistive devices.
Medicaid offers Managed Care programs in most states, which pay for different things, including assistive technologies and home modifications.
You can contact your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), and they can refer you to organizations or government programs that provide assistance.
Some governmental organizations offer low interest loans, which you will eventually need to pay back.
Some nonprofit organizations provide Free Labor. This will cover the labor costs, but not the materials.
Some organizations loan free equipment which doesn’t have to be returned until the borrower is done with it.