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Hospice Medical Equipment – What Does Hospice Provide?

Hospice Medical Equipment – What Does Hospice Provide?

When you choose hospice care, you get a team of experts to help you and your loved one through serious illness and end of life, and you also receive the necessary hospice medical equipment and supplies to aid in providing care at home.

With your family’s comfort and dignity in mind, Samaritan took the utmost care in choosing hospice equipment vendors and medical suppliers that would provide you and your loved one excellent service.

When you officially begin receiving hospice care at home, the hospice nurse will assess your need for hospice equipment and supplies. The nurse will also arrange for delivery of these items to your home.

All hospice medical equipment will be delivered and set up by our highly-trained durable medical equipment vendor. Additional supplies will be delivered by a member of the hospice team or a medical supply company working with Samaritan.

You and your loved ones will be educated about the safety and effective use of the medical equipment by the equipment company and it will be reinforced by your hospice nurse. Education will include the basic purpose, operating instructions – including what to do if you have a problem, and safety precautions.

When the medical equipment is no longer needed, your hospice nurse will arrange for its return and pick up by the supply company.

Provided Hospice Equipment Includes:

The hospice nurse will work with you and your family to identify the equipment and supplies that are necessary to meet the goals of the plan of care. Families will receive education about the safety and effective use of medical equipment by the equipment company and the hospice nurse.

Essential hospice medical equipment and supplies include:

  • Hospital bed
  • Medications related to the hospice diagnosis and any other related conditions
  • Oxygen concentrator and portable tanks for power outages
  • Incontinence supplies

Supplies and equipment necessary for treatments related to your loved ones diagnosis may include:

  • Full electrical bed
  • Alternating air pressure mattress
  • Bedside commode
  • Wheelchair
  • Walker
  • Nebulizer
  • Ostomy supplies , if related to the hospice diagnosis or any other related conditions
  • Dressings – bandages and other wound care supplies
  • Mouth swabs
  • Foley catheters
  • Adult wet wipes
  • Disposable gloves
  • Suction equipment

Hospice Medical Equipment That is Not Provided:

Please speak to your hospice nurse if you have any questions about hospice medical equipment that may have not been provided for you and your family. Please note: medication not related to you or your loved one’s hospice diagnosis will not be provided by the hospice organization.

Have More Questions About Hospice?

If you have more questions about hospice care and hospice medical equipment and supplies, please contact us at (800) 229-8183 or use this online form to send us a message.