Posts Tagged durable medical equipment

Caregiver’s Story…. Equipment

  ***This post began in January of 2017*** Apria came and took away moms medical equipment.  Not only did she have a concentrator and bottle filler.  She had two emergency MM tanks in case of power failure. There were five refillable portable oxygen tanks, two size E non-refillables for traveling distances, and five additional non-refillables, […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Breathe.

I don’t think I have told you. We have a construction project going on.  My cute little house is having a face lift; of sorts. When mom came to live with us she took the existing master suite with the connecting bath. All other areas of the house, except sleeping spaces, are shared. With four adults, one medium sized […]

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A Caregiver’s Story….The Switch Part Deux

It is a blustery rainy day. Mom is in still in bed and I hope to high heaven that I get things finalized with the equipment company today.  I need the switch to be over with, so I can relax. This switch has been a complete cluster.  Our new company indicates that there is a […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Tension

I spent quite a few stressful hours on the phone trying to transfer mom’s oxygen service from hospice to a new, licensed with Medicare, home oxygen company. By the way, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there’s been a few changes in the health care system recently. Uggh. My initial interaction […]

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A Caregiver’s Story…. Too Healthy for Hospice?

No Nonsense stopped by and  pronounced mom in good health.  There is good news and bad news in that simple statement.  NN  is wondering if mom is too healthy for Hospice.  NN then proceeded to explain that even though mom may eventually have a down turn that she may not qualify to stay on Hospice.  […]

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