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Home Medical Equipment FAQs

Q: What types of hospital beds are available?

A: We offer several varieties of hospital beds. The most common is the semi-electric bed; however we also offer a full-electric bed and a fixed-height bed.  In addition, we offer beds to accommodate almost any weight.  See our full list of hospital beds here. 

Q: What type of wheelchairs do you offer?

A: We offer several different types of wheelchairs to accommodate a wide range of heights and weights. The most common is a standard wheelchair. There are also options to accommodate specific patient needs such as reclining, heavy duty, and pediatric.  

Q: Are there accessories for wheelchairs available?

A: Yes, common accessories include rear anti-tippers, oxygen cylinder holders, elevated leg rests (ELR), and seat belts. Most accessories are compatible with our wheelchairs; however, to confirm whether or not a particular accessory is compatible with your wheelchair model, please contact your local Preferred Homecare | LifeCare Solutions Branch.

Q: What kind of walking aids does Preferred Homecare | LifeCare Solutions carry?

A: We carry canes, crutches and several types of walkers all designed to help you or your loved one stay mobile.  Your doctor will prescribe the type of walk aid he/she feels will best fit your medical need. 

Q: What is the difference between a walker and a rollator?

A: A rollator is a walker with wheels.  The most common rollators have 4 wheels and a brake system; however, some come with three wheels.  A walker has no wheels.  Both walkers and rollators come in a variety of sizes to fit most patients’ height and weight.  

Q: What bath safety items does Preferred Homecare | LifeCare Solutions carry?

A: We carry several types of commodes and raised toilet seats designed for maximum comfort.   We also carry shower chairs and accessories as well as transfer boards and benches to keep you safe in the bathroom.   

Q: Does Preferred Homecare | LifeCare Solutions carry patient lifts?

A: Yes, we carry both a standard and bariatric manual-style lift designed to help patients transition from a bed to a wheelchair.  In some cases an electric lift may be covered by insurance depending on your coverage and particular medical needs.

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