FARGO - Fargo-Moorhead residents have another option for getting medical devices and mobility aids to improve the quality of their lives and stay in their homes as they recover from injuries or illness or cope with disabilities.
YorhomNOW Medical Essentials held its grand opening Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 4476 31st Ave. S., in the MedPark Medical Center.
“People want to stay in their community” and their home, and YorhomNOW can help them do that, Marketing Director Samantha Eidenschink said Thursday, Feb. 13.
YorhomNOW, which has been open about a month, sells or rents scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and mobility ramps, she said. It also sells medical supplies to treat pain and wounds, braces, splints, canes, crutches and compression apparel.
Essential oils and CBD products are available for those who feel they have curative or pain relief properties.
“If you feel good about it, we’ll have it,” Eidenschink said.
One of the services YorhomNOW offers is an in-home assessment, that can determine what changes need to be made in a home to make it safer for someone who is disabled or wants to age in place.
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Are electrical outlets properly grounded? Are there rugs that can be trip hazards? Should doorknobs be replaced? Are doors wide enough or ramps needed?
Eidenschink said YorhomNOW has its own crews able to install ramps, grab bars, tubs, showers, lifts and elevators, and can also bring in other contractors. Most jobs are completed within 48 hours to a week, she said.
The store offers medical equipment and supplies, including hospital beds, wound care supplies, commodes and incontinence supplies. It also sells vehicle adaptations, such as hand controls, scooter and wheelchair lifts, valet seating and stow-away seating.
One section of the store is given over to lift chairs, and CPAP and BiPAP devices to treat sleep apnea and ensure healthy sleep
Another display features products for new mothers and babies, including breast pumps and accessories. Eidenschink said the addition of mastectomy care products is being explored.
The business runs on a cash, check or credit card basis, with products priced comparable to those sold online, Eidenschink said. While the company doesn’t deal with insurance companies directly, she said they can offer guidance to customers on submitting receipts to insurance or point them to other vendors who do work with insurance companies.
She said YorhomNOW plans to have an online store by the end of March.
The Fargo store is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is closed Sunday.
YorhomNOW also has stores Grand Forks and Devils Lake, N.D., and Crookston, Minn.