A variety of equipment and supplies may be needed to care for a person at home, including wheelchairs, raised toilet seats, beds, commodes, bed pans, urinals, walkers, sheepskins, suctioning equipment, bath safety aids, over bed tables, dressing pads etc.
Some equipment and supplies may be covered under the BC Palliative Care Benefits Program, extended medical coverage and /or private insurance programs. For more information, see Medical Equipment and Supplies in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory.
- For information on the BC Benefits Program, click here.
- Home oxygen, including portable oxygen, is available through the Home Care Nursing Program
(requires a physician’s order).
See Oxygen and Oxygen Therapy Equipment Renting in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory.
- Some equipment is available for sale at a very low price at the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen. Call 604-943-4348.
- Other sources including the Red Cross Loan Cupboard information are available at the Supportive Care Centre. Call 604-948-0660 for more information
Several Roho cushions, designed for patients who are sitting much of the time and are at risk for pressure sores and skin breakdown, are available for loan.
Room monitors are available for loan so that caregivers can sleep or be in another room and still hear if the patient calls out or needs assistance.