Learn about Home Medical Equipment
A wide range of home medical equipment and assistive devices is available to promote the highest level of independence for the elderly, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
What is home medical equipment?
Hospital beds, wheelchairs and walking aids, bathroom safety devices, and oxygen tanks and ventilators are just some of the helpful products and devices that are available for home use.
How do I select home medical equipment?
Many companies sell or rent durable medical equipment for home use. Some offer professional evaluation of the client and his or her home environment. They provide instructions on how to use and maintain the equipment, and may offer emergency service in case the equipment breaks or malfunctions.
How do I pay for home medical equipment?
Many types of home medical equipment are covered by Medicare and private insurance. Otherwise, individuals pay for these products themselves.