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Guest Post–Lifestyle Home Medical Supply

One person needs durable medical equipment–another has an unused item gathering dust in a garage. LHMSlogoFilling the need, bridging the gap…

Many people, due to illness, accident or the aging process, find themselves in need of hospital beds, lift chairs, scooters or other durable medical equipment, but are without the means to purchase them. People in this situation face a greatly reduced quality of life and/or ability to rehabilitate. Other people face the situation of wondering what to do with good durable medical equipment (DME) that they no longer need. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to bridge the gap between these two common situations? There is a way, and Lifestyle Home Medical Supply provides it!

Nurse with senior man in wheelchair

Non profit provides medical equipment and supplies to patients whose finances do not enable them to obtain this care and equipment on their own.

Lifestyle Home Medical Supply (LHMS) supports the Lifestyle Hospice Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Ontario Oregon, and offers a variety of new and refurbished DME at discounted prices. The LHMS inventory includes mobility aids such as walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs and scooters; bathroom safety equipment such as safety rails, commodes and shower chairs; oxygen supplies such as concentrators and accompanying supplies and CPAP/BiPAP equipment; hospital beds both full or semi automatic; and patient lifts both manual and automatic. LHMS also offers orthopedic, diabetic, ostomy and incontinence supplies, Broda Chairs and EZ Access ramps. LHMS also leases and trades DME. For example, a refurbished scooter leases for about $79/month. LHMS is Joint Commission accredited and will soon accept most insurance.

The support of the Lifestyle Hospice Foundation (LHF) allows for a portion of the proceeds from the sale or lease of LHMS products to support quality end of life care. Our mission is to support “Life Affirming Hospice Care” and provide medical equipment and supplies to patients whose finances do not enable them to obtain this care and equipment on their own.” LHMS considers it an honor to support hospice care that assists individuals to face death free of pain and with dignity and peace.

Through 2013, LHMS has provided DME to over 800 grateful people. Our goal is to insure that no one has to go without assistive devices or end of life care. In order to continue in this important work, LHMS invites anyone in need of DME to come and see us in Ontario. LHMS accepts donations of DME, money and/or time. With community support, LHMS can continue to benefit patients and their families throughout Southwestern Idaho and Eastern Oregon.

For more information, you may contact:

Kent Fife
Executive Director
1106 S.W. 4th Ave.
Ontario, OR 97914
Ph. 541-216-6468

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