HME is proud to be a part of many different programs that help advance the availability and managing of home medical equipment across the province. Information about the CMEDS program can be found here.
HME is committed to the long term training and education of the home medical industry professionals. We would like to assists patients, families, and trained medical professionals such as therapists, nurses, and others in making informed decisions.
HME began as a local medical equipment rental company, and during the past 26 years have grown to become one of the largest independent dealers of Mobility and Home Medical Equipment in the Lower Mainland.
With over 65 staff and 26 years in business HME is fully active in Rehab Sales and Consultations, Stairlifts and Home Modifications – the only Diamond level dealer in Canada with Bruno, and the largest independent dealer in Western Canada.
Posted on August 22, 2018
Tumble Forms 2 TriStander
Litestream XF Manual Wheelchair
Rifton Activity Chair
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval
When: Sept 11th 8am – 4pm
Come out and meet the HME team at REE! This year HME will have a larger booth at REE with separate CMEDS booth as part of HME display area. Come out to discuss CMEDS with us, meet the team and learn more about the program! Staff from the Ministry of Children and Families (Program Manager) wioll also be on the hand at CMEDS booth to discuss funding questions in person.
CMEDS Repair Form has been updated
Just an FYI we made an update to the CMEDS forms:
“Batteries have a useful life of 35 years. As such, one battery change every 2 years is covered under CMEDS. In the event the batteries become discharged due to lack of charging (ie. powerchair not used over summer), CMEDS will not cover this and alternative funding will be required.”
Please note that per the MCFD Car Seats can NEVER be recycled as per Transport Canada. With these items we would not know if the unit had been in a car accident (even if family states it has not) so we cannot recycle.
What is a modification and what is an adjustment? What does it mean anyways?
At a high level the major differences between an adjustment and a modification is:
A modification is a permanent alteration to equipment that requires new parts on the base product
|Tightening/repositioning a headrest Changing the width of a chair (if requires new parts)||Changing the width of a chair (if requires new parts)|
|Adjusting the angle of a backrest or back canes if the product allows||Requesting waterfall armrests when the wheelchair has full length armrests|
|Lengthening legrests||Changing from plastic footplates to aluminum angle adjustable footplates|
|Raising the STF if parts are not required (usually up to 1″ of change can be accomplished without parts)||Changing STF if parts are needed (i.e. changing caster and wheel sizes.|
|Changing the dump in the wheelchair||Changing casters/wheels from solid polyurethane to air inserts|
|Changing center of gravity (if applicable to chair)||Changing the back canes on a chair (taller or shorter)|
View PDF: CMEDS Newsletter August
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