What is Durable Medical Equipment?

Durable Medical Equipment (DME)  also known as Home Medical Equipment (HME) are reusable tools that are used in a person's home and are designed to improve the quality of life for someone with a medical condition. Examples of DME are wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and benches.

 

Do you take Health Insurance/Medicare?

While we do not deal with health insurance or Medicare, we aim to keep our service and rentals affordable to our clients by providing flat rate 90 day rental prices that won't break the bank.

 

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy is the therapeutic use of occupations, including everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations, or organizations to support participation, performance, and function in roles and situations in home, school, workplace, community and other settings.  Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation, rehabilitation, and the promotion of health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation or participation restriction. (Excerpted from American Occupational Therapy Association, Definition of Occupational Therapy Practice for the AOTA Model Practice Act, 4/14/11)

 

What is physical therapy? 

Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. (Excerpted  from American Physical Therapy Association, Role of the Physical Therapist, 3/28/13)

 

What if I am a caregiver for someone who needs this equipment? 

If you are helping care for someone you feel would benefit from this equipment, please feel free to contact us.  We will work with both you and the injured individual to choose the best equipment for your needs and teach you both how to safely use this equipment.  In order to consent for services, the responsible guardian or person with legal rights to make medical decisions will need to agree to services, if the injured individual can not provide consent.

 

Do you take donations of used equipment?

Yes!  We take donations of equipment that are in good condition.  Just contact us to see if the equipment fits within the scope of our clients' needs.  Your donation helps us keep costs low for our clients and enables us to offer more equipment options.