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    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Where do you get most of your medical equipment-like hospital beds, grab rails, transfer boards, things to help accessibility in the house?

    Do you just go locally? Order online? Is there much of a price difference between places?
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    GAP1954 responded:
    thee is a pretty good resource stop at www.thecaregiverfoundation.com (look for store) - on-line is pretty good for most things but for larger items like beds - check with your local nursing home, hospital, etc. to see who services their equipment. Often you will be able to find re conditioned equipment or slightly damaged equipment at a fraction of the cost. With medicare/medicaid - most equipment can be obtained on a rental basis and after a certain length of rental time the unit is paid off and becomes yours. Check with local caregiver support groups for pass-alongs.
     
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    renalupie1 responded:
    When my dad was sick and we had a hospital bed, the cancer society in town loaned that to us. He didn't even have cancer. but they did. The local hospice, or pharmacy may direct you. Medicare may be able to help you as well....

    Rena


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