By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009
The team at Claremore Compounding Center receives ongoing continuing education on the latest home health care technology to better serve their clients. (L to R): Nikki Seidel, James Morales, Jim Guillams and Katelyn Cates.
Those who have been injured and those who have disabilities already face many difficulties in day-to-day life. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were someone who could make their lives just a little bit easier? Help is available from Claremore Compounding Center. Through their Durable Medical Equipment department, Claremore Compounding Center offers choices to simplify the lives of even the most disabled persons. In the Durable Medical Equipment area, one can find a whole array of items, including athletic bracing, oxygen therapy, nebulizers, ostomy supplies, bathroom aids (shower chairs, bath benches, hand rails, toilet risers), and wheeled mobility.
One of the biggest concerns for those who visit Claremore Compounding Center is Medicare eligibility and billing. “Our staff has an extensive understanding of what’s covered by Medicare and what isn’t,” says James Morales, supervisor at Claremore Compounding Center. “And we ensure that members of our team receive ongoing continuing education so that they are knowledgeable about the latest home health care technology and are able to serve our clients effectively.” Claremore Compounding Center’s team has been instructed on how to use the equipment so that they can answer any questions one might have. They can also file all Medicare and Medicaid and most third-party insurance forms for the equipment.
Claremore Compounding Center displays a whole evolution of equipment for the patient who has trouble with movement, from canes, crutches and walkers to wheelchairs, power scooters and power chairs. Power scooters and chairs and wheelchairs are also available for rent for those who have short-term needs. “Every year, a local woman comes in and rents scooters for her elderly parents so that she can take them to the Tulsa State Fair,” relates Jim Guilliams, service, repair and delivery technician for Claremore Compounding Center. “Another rents scooters to take her parents to Silver Dollar City. This gives the patients more mobility and frees everyone up to have a good time.”
Another item often needed on a trip is portable home oxygen therapy. Claremore Compounding Center carries Inogen Concentrators that hold up to five liters of oxygen and are powered by a three-hour lithium battery, which can be plugged in by attachment and recharged either by a car cigarette lighter or at home. It can also be recharged on most airlines. Not only does Claremore Compounding Center offer this hard-to-find item, but is the only company in Oklahoma that offers it to patients and bills insurance for it.
So if you or your loved one has a disability, whether long or short term, whether from a sports injury or due to aging, be sure to visit Claremore Compounding Center, where the staff is well trained and able to help you. “Our mission is to meet the home health care needs of clients and patients in Claremore and the surrounding area by providing the highest quality medical equipment, supplies and services,” says Morales. “We respect the rights of our clients and patients and are dedicated to providing responsive, timely service.”