Hard hit and proverty level pkaces please. I was wondering if anyone has ever had trouble with getting stony supplies when insurance doesn’t cover it, or when you cannot afford to buy it. I wasn’t sure if there were options out there that I haven’t come across yet. I have heard about getting a letter of medical necessity.
We have one in my town and there is always someone needing help with supplies……. I have an excess of Hollister items that I am willing to pass on to anyone at no charge…except for the freight cost. 36 bxs/5 ea #3722 Wafer 1 3/4" 7 bxs/10 ea #3802 Pouch 1 3/4" 2 bxs/10 ea #3812 Pouch 1 3/4" 8 bxs/20 ea # Eakin seal 1 7/8 " Let me explain.
You can find your local UOAA support group on theUOAA website. Or, you could give the supplies to your Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse . If you do not know a WOCN in your area, you can find one on theofficial WOCN website. This way, people with new ostomies can sample different products while looking for the right fit for them.
Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining ourAdvocacy Network. We’ve also created severalAdvocacy Tools and Resourcesto help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care. The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Foundation is a nonprofit which offers funds to further the education of WOC Nurses and further research activities related to wound, ostomy and continence nursing. Despite efforts to maintain the intestinal tissue and treat gastrointestinal disease, a large number of patients undergo ostomy surgery each year.
The mission of Friends of Ostomates Worldwide-USA (FOW-USA), a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, is to provide ostomy supplies and educational resources at no cost to ostomates in need around the world. United Ostomy Association of America is a Nonprofit and they are the holy grail of ostomy education in the USA. Their mission is to promote “quality of life for people with ostomies and continent diversions through information, support, advocacy and collaboration.”. There are many people with ostomies worldwide that do not have the resources to get the supplies they need. If, due to a reversal or your ostomy or after switching to a new product, you find yourself with unneeded or outdated supplies, you can help those in need by donating unused ostomy supplies.
Your gift will help support FOW-USA’s work providing supplies and education to ostomates in need worldwide. Jacob’s Well Appeal distribute stoma supplies to poorer countries where patients have to pay for their supplies and the price of the items is often beyond most peoples wages. Without these bags the patients are effectively housebound and there life is very desperate. Jacob’s Well Appeal are very grateful to receive any donation of unwanted Ostomy products including pouches (even if they have been pre-cut). They can also accept lotions, powder, sprays, gels and wipes – provided they are unopened.
Many groups will take in unused supplies to give to members who may not be able to afford the cost of purchasing wafers, pouches … Ostomates in developing countries have a much different experience with ostomy life than most of us do in first world countries. Ostomy supplies are expensive and often out of financial reach, forcing ostomates to improvise to manage their ostomy by using whatever they can find around their house.