Medical Equipment and Supplies

One focus of the Saint Francis Hospice team is to promote safety and patient mobility to enhance the quality of life. This is achieved through an ongoing assessment by the registered nurse for equipment that begins on admission to the hospice program. As the patient's illness progresses, special equipment and supply needs become necessary in many cases.

Some examples of equipment and supplies are as follows:
  • Standard wheelchair
  • Hospital bed
  • Alternating air flow mattress
  • Walker
  • Bedside commode
  • Bedside table
  • Oxygen
  • Bath bench
  • Adult diapers
  • Blue pads
  • Disposable gloves
  • Oral care toothettes
Depending on the hospice payer source appropriate for the patient, the coverage of equipment and supplies is based on those guidelines.