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Medical Equipment At Home

Factors To Consider Before Agreeing To A Particular Piece Of Equipment

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Before making arrangements for a piece of equipment for your home, check:

  • To make sure it will fit into your home.
  • That you have sufficient electricity available.
  • That either you or a caregiver has the skill required to work the equipment.
  • That back-up is instantly available if the equipment is necessary to maintain life.

If you will be attached to the equipment for more than a few minutes at a time, look for equipment that is portable so you can move around. For example, if you require infusions, ask if your treatments can be administered through a portable pump which allows you to be mobile. Mobility will be important since infusions take many hours. Portable pumps are more expensive than stationary pumps so you may need to have a discussion with your insurance company to get coverage.

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