Where to get inexpensive medical supplies for caregivers

One of the main concerns for caregivers is, where to get inexpensive medical supplies? According to a story on CNN.com and the Alzheimer's Association’s annual Alzheimer's Facts and Figures report, family caregivers spend over $5,000 a year caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. “We've been reporting for a long time on the cost of Alzheimer's caregiving to the nation, but had anyone really looked closely at what that does to a family?” director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer's Association Keith Fargo asked rhetorically. “It turned out that those who have family or friends with Alzheimer's are really struggling. At least 48% of those we talked to had to cut back on spending on themselves to take care of their loved one.”

What these caregivers can do to find where to get inexpensive medical supplies is come to Discount Medical Supplies. Here they can avail themselves of daily living aids, incontinence supplies, personal care items, mobility devices, and many more supplies that can be extremely helpful to people who care for an aging/disabled/mentally ill loved one. Additionally, most of these products have the guaranteed lowest prices – plus discounts, special offers, free shipping on orders over $100, et cetera. It is a veritable cornucopia of cheap medical supplies. Of course this is not going to solve this crisis, but it can certainly help alleviate it.

Most caregivers are like Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List; at first they reluctantly accept the hand they have been dealt, but by the end they’re all like “Why did I keep the car? Ten people, right there, ten more I could've got.” No joke, either; the article says caregivers often sold a care to make ends meet. A car is very necessary to go to and from doctor’s appointments. “(Caregivers) had to ask themselves, do I take mom to the doctor or go myself?” Fargo said referring to how 20% of care contributors cut back on their own medical care in order to save money. And it doesn’t end there; 28% were likely to eat less or go hungry. Another 11% cut back on their children's educational expenses, and “another 35% of our sample had to cut back on hours at work to care for their loved one with Alzheimer's or lost their jobs or had to retire early. We found that the average income loss was over $15,000 a year,” Fargo said. Knowing where to get inexpensive medical supplies could very well make the difference between selling and keeping personal belongings.

Part of the problem is that many families failed to grasp the cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or did not understand their own financial situation. “It is not uncommon for people to say, 'You mean Medicare doesn't cover that?'” vice president of constituent services for the Alzheimer's Association Beth Kallmyer said. “They tell us they thought the government would pay for care in a nursing home, for example, and didn't realize they would not have the funds to pay for it. Families are really unprepared.” Fortunately, that’s not a problem at Discount Medical Supplies; we do not accept insurance. But at these prices, that’s a very small caveat. Like Tom Joad, wherever there’s a fight, so hungry caregivers can eat, we’ll be there. Wherever there is someone wondering where to get inexpensive medical supplies, we’ll be there too.

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