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Offline gdv

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Off Topic... Looking for hospital bed...
« on: January 29, 2018, 06:40:02 AM »
Sorry for off topic, but need some help here...

Unfortunately, my mom has taken a turn for the not so good...  She is ok, but needs lots of assistance now...  :(

Anyway, I am getting her moved into an assisted living location in Plum (I live in Penn Hills & work in Monroeville)

Do any of you have leads/info on electric hospital beds?  What should I look for, brands, features, new vs. used, etc.

I see prices from $50 to $1000 for used on craigslist...


TIA!!!!
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Re: Off Topic... Looking for hospital bed...
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 08:37:03 AM »
Hello gdv. You don't have to buy one,they do rent them by the month.

Does your mom have health care coverage? Medicare coverage? There may be a copay with either one but at least you do not have to pay full up for one. Have your mom contact her doctor and he may be able to write a prescription for one that can be used with any/most insurance coverages.
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Re: Off Topic... Looking for hospital bed...
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »
Mark,
thanks for the reply...

Guess I should have stated more info...  My mom's condition is poor, BUT based on her diagnosis, she does NOT qualify for an electric hospital bed!!!  Medicare will provide a "crank" bed...  She can qualify for a "crank" hospital bed, but that is basically useless, unless I pay some monkeys to live in her room do the "crankin" when needed!   ;)

I will check into the renting, but feel I will need to buy her one...
George

 
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