Last month we covered these three qualities of what to look for in an excellent durable medical equipment store:
If you missed part 1 of this series, check it out by clicking here.
Here are three more qualities to look for:
Durable medical equipment is expensive. Very expensive. Most of it is complex and requires installation by experienced specialists which generates additional cost to this essential medical need. Luckily, there are many different sources to help pay for and finance durable medical equipment, and an excellent durable medical equipment company can help you navigate through the funding options available such as Medicare, Medicaid, private medical insurance, veterans’ health care, state assistance programs, and grants from various non-profits and foundations, and low interest financing. The number of, and requirements for, these programs can be overwhelming, but a solid durable medical equipment store can help you get the equipment you need without emptying your savings to make it possible.
An excellent durable medical equipment store offers many types of durable medical equipment. From small items such as door levers and grab bars for bathrooms and bedrooms to large installations such as a whole house patient lift system. This store also carries equipment from several different brands, as well as providing customized options to meet the individual needs of your situation. Good durable medical equipment suppliers also offer options for temporary care such as portable wheelchair ramps for use while the patient is in rehabilitation.
Excellent durable medical equipment suppliers are well established in your local area. As a result, they have in depth understanding of the region, are familiar with state funding sources, and know what non-profits and foundations serve the community that might be able to help. They also have excellent contacts within the medical community such as doctors and therapists, and other related services such as long-term rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, assisted living centers, and more. There is no substitute for experience in the local area.
Purchasing durable medical equipment is expensive, confusing and time consuming and we hope this blog series has helped you figure out how to select a solid durable medical equipment store such as Lift & Care Systems.
We here at Lift & Care Systems–based in Lakeville, MA–have been serving Boston, Springfield, New Bedford, and Lawrence, MA as well as the surrounding areas for over 25 years. We also serve the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Need more information about us? Complete our online contact form or call us at 508-802-4439 for a free consultation.