Medical equipment and supply companies provide devices and other products that help keep seniors healthy, overcome disabilities, improve their quality of life and enhance the safety and security of their living quarters. Making the right decisions when selecting a medical equipment company also is important. They are in business to respond to your needs and help identify equipment (hospital beds, wheelchairs, canes) that properly fit you. Properly fitting canes and sturdy walkers can avoid unnecessary falls.
Seniors are well served when they can gather information about the services and products pharmacies and medical equipment and supply businesses will provide. Seniors are customers, and they should feel free to ask those businesses what they provide and how they are to be paid. Seniors also may want to ask their relatives, friends and health professionals for help in gathering information and making these important decisions. Details are important. Be sure you understand the details about convenience and access to services, including business hours and emergency arrangements, and the cost of services.