I will be moving my father from Colorado to an assisted living center near me in Idaho in a little over a week. I need to get a portable O2 unit for him so he can travel. Here are my questions:
1. Can his MD in Colorado make an order for an O2 concentrator in another state?
2. Is it reasonable to expect that we can get a concentrator within the next 5-6 days?
3. If the process is taking too long, can I rent a concentrator from a medical supply business for travel purposes? If so, I'm assuming I will need an order from the MD.
I feel like the system here is not responsive to his needs (or mine). In fact, we have been trying to get him a portable O2 concentrator for over a year and the company with which he is under 'contract' has said that they do not have any. I'm assuming this is because it is not cost effective for them, since he had started on a large, loud in room compressor. I'm feeling so frustrated.
If anyone has any experience or tips on facilitating this process, please advise! Thank you in advance!