i would like to know if medicare pays for diapers and etc. for bedridden elderly patients?


Probably not. My husband was in the Veterans Hospital and before I left, I asked if he could get an extension for the toilet. They said yes, so I asked if he could also have those bars that you put in the shower for safety. They said no. And they told us where we could buy some. We got a wheel chair and a new walker for free. Is your husband a veteran? Some of these little things that still is a big expense to us, is not given. I don't like that! Try the dollar stores, and the stores that even beat Wal Mart.
Here's a list I found of things not covered.
Non-covered items (partial listing):

Adult diapers
Bathroom safety equipment
Hearing aides
Van lifts or ramps
Exercise equipment
Humidifiers/Air Purifiers
Raised toilet seats
Massage devices
Stair lifts
Emergency communicators
Low Vision Aides
Grab bars

But...there is a website for caregivers to get cash back on certain products that will helpm you. Go to the caregiver's marketplace at

Also, I know that there are a great deal of products covered depending upon your ailment so you really need to check out places like or

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