Hospital Bed and Med Supplies
Posted in the Johnson City Forum
#1 Mar 17, 2013
We are bringing our invalid father home from a rehab center that wasn't successful. If anyone's been thru this, please advise. Since he will spend most of his time in a bed, we'd like to rent the top of the line type bed. I can't really get any info online about area rentals, etc.
Also he is on a cathedor. Any advice there?
He has medicare and we think he qualifies to have PT stop by three times per week ....
Any advice would be appreciated. It's such a trying time. It's been three months of stress.
FOR STARTERS WE NEED A GOOD BED.
Thanks in advance
#2 Mar 18, 2013
CareMed in Johnson City.
Your Dr. will have to order that stuff before it is covered by Medicare. He may have a Home Health Agency that he prefers.
God's very best to u!
#3 Mar 18, 2013
Yes, physician approval first. There is a medical supply business on street near Elizabethton HS, at corner of G Street. This shouldn't be too complicated to arrange.
#4 Mar 18, 2013
The discharge coordinator at his facility can arrange all of this to be at his home the day he returns. Doctors will make the orders for it. Don't stress over this too much if you can help it, it will be taken care of for you. Praying things go well for your family.
#5 Mar 22, 2013
Tanks to all of you for your kind replies. I didn't even know that medicare covered it and that we needed drs orders. Very helpful thanks
#6 Mar 24, 2013
I don't mean to meddle, but has your father been declared terminal? I don't mean to pry, but if he has, his insurance/ medicare should give you the option of Hospice care. Keep in mind, it is for the terminally ill, but has many advantages, including beds, caths and any other needs at no cost, as opposed to in home care via the insurance. Sometimes Hospice care care can give more quality time for the terminally ill. I'm so sorry that he and you are going through this, but Hospice is a good alternative. Just contact your provider and take it from there. The hospital should have provided you with the option. I know from experience that many of these options might not be known, given the confusion we go thru with such a confusing and terrible time. May God bless you.
#7 Mar 24, 2013
You and your family are in my prayers. I know what its like to have to prepare for such a difficult time. May God be with you.
#8 Mar 24, 2013
Not meddling at all. And thanks so very very much for your kindness, he hasn't officially been deemed terminal But now they've informed us that he has YET another 5.2 size aneurysm ... We just want to care or him at home. The constant trips are tearing up the roads and we feel certain that we can give him better care from here.
My mother meets with a medicare advocate that answers all his ualificarions, his personal Oxford is ready to write the scripts for the invalid equipment and I have a list of the equipment. Since my last post he has been read militated to the hospital for dehydration and starvation and of course pneumonia, nothing he has is terminal, but the combination seems inevitable. It could be months , i
It could be years..... I'm ready and devoted to a lifetime. This family yanked me off the street while I was being abused in the Christian home olf of Vance tank drive in brisrol when I was eleven. They're the only love I've ever known and when he dies, I have reason to believe that I will also....
God xgrace to you
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