Durable Medical Equipment

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Types Of Durable Medical Equipment Available
Written by Nancy McMahon   
Durable medical equipment is a term that covers a diverse range of apparatus that has been designed to assist patients suffering from illnesses or injuries which restrict their normal mobility and function, and can help people to lead much more normal lives without such a heavy reliance on help from family and care givers.  There are many different types of durable medical equipment available from simple tools such as ramps that can assist wheelchairs users to access steps and vehicles through to highly specialist devices such as hearing aids and breathing apparatus, and many of these can significantly improve the quality of life for patients and offer them ways in which they can be more mobile and independent.
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The Benefits Of Durable Medical Equipment
Written by Administrator   
With the advances of modern medicine it is now possible to manage a number of chronic and serious illnesses and injuries at home, without the need for round the clock professional healthcare.  This can make life much more comfortable for patients, and reduce the amount of time they need to spend receiving treatment and staying in hospital and can also reduce the costs of healthcare, which is very important for those families on low incomes who are unable to afford extensive health insurance.  Durable medical equipment is one of the main support options for patients to assist with home healthcare, as this provides a number of practical and essential products that can be used in a number of ways around the home to assist with mobility issues, dispensing medication and also just generally making everyday tasks much easier.
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Durable Medical Equipment and Oxygen
Written by Nancy McMahon   
In order for equipment to be considered durable medical equipment, it must be reusable.

Reusable medical equipment would include things like wheelchairs, crutches, blood-glucose monitors and the strips used in them. It also includes things like chair-lifts, where the lift mechanism is covered, but the chair is often not covered.
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Power Chairs and Scooters Meeting DME Guidelines
Written by Nancy McMahon   
Power wheel chairs and scooters are considered mobility assistive equipment just like canes, crutches, walkers and regular wheel chairs.

These devices are highly sought after by those who have a problem walking or getting around their home. Medicare will help pay for a power chair or scooter if you meet Medicare guidelines and the paper work is filled out correctly.
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Understanding Durable Medical Equipment
Written by Nancy McMahon   
The term durable medical equipment is one most used by Medicare and Social Security to describe medical devices that are needed by a patient for specialized medical care in a patient’s home or long-term care institution.

This equipment can include transportation assistance, canes, crutches, bed-lifts, breathing apparatuses and some diabetic supplies. Durable Medical Equipment or DME, is a specified paid Medicare benefit for people who need at-home assistance following an accident or illness. This care may be considered temporary or permanent.
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