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Why Buy Your Stationary Oxygen Concentrators from Us?

If you have been prescribed respiratory therapy to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD] or any type of breathing disorder, you are likely in the market for an oxygen concentrator. There are two basic types of oxygen concentrators: portable and stationary. The type of oxygen concentrator you choose will greatly impact your quality of life. These days, a lot of patients want a portable oxygen concentrator, but that is not always the best choice. As a result, Southeastern Equipment & Oxygen is here to help you through the process of choosing the oxygen concentrator that best suits your needs.  In the following guide, we have provided information regarding stationary oxygen concentrators. If you need to speak with someone, please contact Customer Support at (800) 653-6888. We have respiratory support specialists on staff to assist you in choosing an oxygen concentrator.

Why Do I Need a Stationary Oxygen Concentrator?

 Stationary oxygen concentrators are most practical for the COPD patient at home. This is because most stationary oxygen concentrators—sometimes called “home” oxygen concentrators—are plugged directly into an AC outlet. Unlike their portable counterparts, they do not need to be charged. They operate just like any appliance that needs to be plugged into electrical outlet. Plus, they are quite heavy and difficult to transport from place to place. However, most stationary concentrators come with wheels on them so that they can be moved from room to room. At any rate, they still must be plugged in to operate.

What makes the “home” oxygen concentrator desirable is that they are not as expensive as the portable models. Also, they are great if you need only need oxygen therapy for a few hours each day. Also, they ae good for COPD patients who need them while they are sleeping. At the same time, they are great for people who need a consistent flow of oxygen. In the long run, you can save money by using a stationary oxygen concentrator because you will not have to purchase oxygen tanks. Thus, a home oxygen concentrator is a frugal and practical choice for some COPD patients.

Will My Insurance Pay for My Stationary Oxygen Concentrator?

It is true oxygen therapy is expensive. Thus, a commonly asked question is whether insurance will cover the purchase of a stationary oxygen concentrator. The answer to this question is complex, yet the basic answer is this: not really. Medicare, as well as many insurance providers, consider stationary oxygen concentrators luxury items.  What happens many times is that Medicare and/or the insurance providers have to pay a monthly “rental” fee for the equipment.

Many of these rental agreements are for a period of 5 years. Technology moves fast. Much can change in 5 years. Thus, your diagnosis and physical attributes will change. In turn, your respiratory equipment becomes outdated.  Therefore, there is a benefit to owning your stationary oxygen concentrator. That is why Southeastern Equipment & Oxygen offers flexible pricing plans on refurbished stationary oxygen concentrators. If you need to discuss a flexible pricing plan that is right for you, please call Customer Support at (800) 653-6888. We will find the product that works for you at a price you can afford.