Senior Resources 2022 Northeast Directory
equipment and supplies: • aids for daily living • ambulatory aids • bathroom safety products • braces and supports • compression hosiery • diabetes management supplies • infusion pumps and sup- plies • incontinence management products • lift chairs • ostomy and wound care management products • oxygen tanks and respira- tory care equipment • tube feeding pumps and supplies • wheelchairs and scooters home medical equipment companies provide more then products. They can provide a range of profes- sional services that include: • certified compression garment fitter • certified orthopedic fitter • enterostomal therapist • nutrition support dietitian • registered and licensed practical nurses • registered pharmacist • rehab specialist h OME M EDICAL E QuIPMEnT AnD S uPPLIES
114 | S E N I O R R E S O U R C E S Medicare, Medicaid or pri- vate insurance. here is a partial list of home medical ndependence. Security. Good health. Goals desired by us all. But, as we grow older, attaining and main- taining these goals is more challenging. Innovations and advance- ments in home medical equipment have made it eas- ier for older adults to reach these goals and to remain in their own homes. home can be a personal residence or an apartment in a continuing care/retirement community or other complex. Whether recovering from an accident, illness or surgery; living with a dis- ability; or, adjusting to the normal effects of growing older, living at home can be a realistic and attainable goal. home medical equipment companies provide the ser- vices, equipment and sup- plies to assist many individ- uals who believe home is where they want to be. In consultation with your physician and other health care professionals, the right products and services can be prescribed and provided. Many of these products and services are covered by
• respiratory therapist your insurance coverage may include several pre- ferred providers of home medical equipment, supplies and services. To help you decide which provider to use, ask your physician or relatives and friends who may have been served by a home medical equipment company. Or, contact the companies yourself and ask questions that include: • Will the provider bill my insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid when appropriate? • Does the provider train, supervise and monitor its clinical services and deliv- ery personnel? • Will the company deliver the products and provide instructions on their use? • Does the company provide 24-hour service? • Is the provider accredited? using products and ser- vices provided by home medical equipment compa- nies can add to your good health and feeling of inde- pendence and security.
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