Home Medical Equipment is defined as assistive service or piece of equipment used by hospice personnel, patient, or family/caregiver to meet the patient’s needs (i.e., walker, commode, Hoyer lift, apnea monitor).
Hospice Supplies: Those disposable items used by hospice personnel, the patient, and/or family/caregiver to meet the patient’s hospice needs.
Oxygen and Related Equipment: Oxygen gas and any equipment used to deliver the gas to the patient.
When a family member enters hospice, Passionate Heart Hospice will coordinate the needs and delivery time to ensure all of the patient’s requirements are met.
During the initial home visit, the admitting clinician will assess the patient, family or caregiver to ensure they are knowledgeable in using any equipment in the home.