Medical Equipment and Supplies

Devices used for patient care being managed in the home. Consumable supplies are disposable and intended for single use, durable medical equipment is intended for repeated use such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, canes, oxygen, etc.

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  • Sometimes the need for aids is immediately apparent, for example, in the case of a broken hip. Other times the need appears gradually. Be alert to the potential need for an assistive device, as seniors commonly try to downplay changes in their abilities.

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  • The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

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  • My blood pressure has been a challenge these past few years... sometimes too low, sometimes too high. I'm trying to take fewer meds and supplements, so here are a few "natural" things I'm doing to keep my blood pressure in check.

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  • According to the official Medicare guidebook published by the federal government, Medicare doesn't cover hearing aids and exams for fitting hearing aids.

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