If your insurance provider doesn't cover the cost of some medical equipment that you need, you may wonder if it would be better to purchase used medical equipment. Used medical equipment tends to be more budget-friendly than brand-new options—as long as it's been properly refurbished by the manufacturer, it can be a good choice for your health needs.
However, there are some considerations and rules you need to understand and follow before you go and buy used medical equipment.
If you're a diabetic, you know how important it is to have the right testing supplies. Testing strips are a key component of those supplies. If you have extra testing strips each month, you may wonder what to do with them. One good way to get rid of your extra strips is to sell them. In fact, many diabetics sell their extra testing strips each month. If you haven't started selling your extra testing strips, now's a good time to start.
If you are planning on aging in place at home, and your mobility is on the decline, you may need to install a chair lift in your home. A stair lift allows you to easily get up and down the stairs in your home with assistance when you can no longer safely navigate the stairs on your home.
Question #1: Do You Want To Age In Place?
First, you need to determine if you want to age in place.
If you are a dentist and are still using a conventional x-ray machine, you are certainly aware of the existence of digital x-ray machines. You may have given some thought about switching to one, but you are not sure if it is right for a dental practice, at least right now. Certainly hospitals have switched to digital radiography, but does a dental practice benefit from one. The following are a few reasons that your practice may benefit from a digital x-ray machine.
If you have sleep apnea a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be a godsend. During sleep, the CPAP machine essentially pushes more air pressure through your throat so that the passageway remains open when you inhale. Without it, you could take a deep breath in while you sleep and your airway could collapse, leading to serious health consequences that you definitely want to avoid. Your CPAP machine is probably a very important part of your life and you want to do everything in your power to keep it working properly.