Living with Ostomy
Any type of medical procedure which permanently alters the way a person’s body works requires a great deal of education, adjustment, and compromise. This is particularly true when the procedure involves something that most people prefer be one of the most discrete elements of their life. Various kinds of ostomy related procedures will require varying specific levels of care and maintenance. However, the one thing in common across all ostomy procedures, is that living with ostomy does not have to mean a dramatic compromise of quality of life, if handled properly.
Understanding Your Ostomy
One of the biggest issues with ostomy procedures is the sheer wealth of information of products, procedures, and methods of care that exist. Patients with ostomy procedures can find that wading through the many various pieces of renewable equipment, including bags, wafers, adhesive and more, can be daunting. For patients dealing with already difficult medical procedures, managing your own supply levels every month, as well as coordinating with what exactly your insurance will provide, can be overwhelming. By working with a full-service durable medical equipment provider like Aeroflow Healthcare, a great deal of the stress of life with ostomy products can be alleviated for patients and their caregivers.
Paying for Ostomy Supplies
The most obvious difficulty of dealing with any renewable medical supplies would be the billing and insurance aspect. For a procedure such as an ostomy, which requires supplies to be replaced sometimes multiple times daily, and replenished monthly, navigating insurance filing, copays, and supply allowable amounts can be stressful. Aeroflow Healthcare is equipped to file medical claims with most major insurances, including working with Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and most other commercial plans. Our staff can educate you on how many of each ostomy supply type you qualify for each month, ensuring that you get the supplies you need and are entitled to under your insurance, in many cases at little or no cost to you.
Ostomy Supplies Management
The other major difficulty ostomy patient’s face is managing your supply levels for all the various parts of managing an ostomy system. Rather than managing your own supplies, dealing with shipping, and risking running out of ostomy supplies, Aeroflow Healthcare can take the headache out of this process. Our trained supply staff will record what products you are using, make recommendations if desired, and even call you when you are due under your insurance for new supplies. We will then ship your ostomy supplies directly to your door, with no added fee for shipping and handling. This will allow patients to maximize not only their insurance but their personal time. Products are delivered securely and discretely to your home, nationwide.
Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.
Live life to the fullest
Though ostomy procedures have been around for a very long time, the degree to which ostomy bags need can be discrete and conducive to normal everyday activity has made dramatic strides in recent years. Bags are now more discrete, durable, and have stronger deodorizing capabilities that can make them almost completely undetectable beneath clothing. Additionally, new compact bags and wafers, designed for active ostomy patients, can allow for vigorous physical activity and exercise, even swimming, without compromising the integrity of the bag or the seal itself. By being informed of these new advanced products by a durable medical supplier like Aeroflow Healthcare, patients living with ostomy can ensure that they are maximizing their quality of life.
Ostomy procedures can be a major lifestyle adjustment for both patients and caregivers, but they do not have to mean compromising your quality of life. While the circumstances requiring an ostomy cannot be controlled, the amount of effort required for patients and their caregivers can be managed. Dealing with a licensed, experienced, reputable company like Aeroflow Healthcare can take a great deal of the stress and hardship out of the process. If you or someone you know has a colostomy, ileostomy, or any other procedure requiring ostomy supplies, don’t delay! Contact Aeroflow Healthcare today and help get back on the road to independence and quality of life.