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Medical Equipment and Supplies

 

Whether the patient is at home, in a hospice house or another health care facility, hospice workers ensures that the dying person’s environment is accessible, meets their needs and adds to their quality of life. For some patients, a hospice-provided portable oxygen tank gives them greater mobility. For others, a lift chair means they don’t have to ask someone to help them to stand up or sit down. A hospital bed at home may be essential to a good night’s sleep. The earlier the patient is entered into hospice care, the sooner we can provide these services, medications and supplies to help them maintain their dignity and comfort.

An important part of hospice involves helping families and other health care professionals to understand that hospice open the door to a quality of life that would otherwise be unavailable. The goal is to support the patient, the family and the physician in the referral process. Through this collaborative effort, more people can receive the end-of-life care they need in a timely manner.

What Kinds of Hospice Medical Equipment and Supplies Do You Provide?

New Hope Hospice provides all medication and hospice medical equipment and supplies related to the patient’s hospice diagnosis at no cost to the patient or family.

Hospice medical equipment may include (but is not limited to):

  • Bedside commodes
  • Geriatric recliners (geri chairs)
  • Hospital beds
  • Nebulizers
  • Overbed Tables
  • Oxygen
  • Shower Chairs
  • Wheelchairs
  • Walker

Hospice medical supplies may include (but is not limited to):

  • Bandages and other wound care supplies
  • Briefs, pads, and other continence care supplies
  • Gloves
  • Oxygen tubing and other oxygen supplies
  • Personal care products including soap, shampoo, body lotions, and barrier creams
  • Positioning devices including cushions and wedges
  • Adult wet wipes
  • Alcohol pads

Medicare, Medicaid, and most individual insurance companies cover 100% of hospice medical equipment and supplies related to a hospice patient’s terminal diagnosis.

When will I receive my equipment?

Once a patient beings hospice care, a hospice nurse will assess the need for hospice medical equipment and supplies. All equipment will be delivered and set up by our highly trained durable medical equipment (DME) provider.

Our nurses will determine if additional hospice equipment and supplies are required as the patient’s needs change. When hospice equipment is no longer needed, New Hope will arrange for a convenient time for our DME provider to pick-up the equipment from the patient’s home or facility.

New Hope Hospice creates individualized care plans for each patient, designed to keep the patient safe and comfortable, with the highest quality of life, in their home or assisted living facility. This includes all the equipment and supplies needed to maintain patient safety, dignity, and comfort.