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Getting ready for a right tkr does my insurance pay for the stuff I need like toilet seat with handles shower chair walker crutches are any thing else I might need

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    If you are in the UK, no it doesn't.

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    If you're in the UK you may be able to get them on loan from socila services .

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    If you are in the States it should. Depending of course on what I sure/plan you have.

    Mine paid for a walker. Never heard from them re my request and prescription for same from my doctor. Which I guess means no

    They can be purchased online but make sure they will fit the toilet you have. Mine fit at my mom's when I was staying there but not mine at home. You get used to not having one rather quickly. :-)

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    You need to research your insurance to find out. Call them and ask them. Good luck with your surgery.
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    Shelly,

    i am in the states nd yes, my insurance covered these items.  My walker, raised toilet seat, and cane.  I borrowed a shower stool and did purchase no slip mats and handle for shower wall prior to surgery.

    hospital assigned a social worker and she had them delivered to hospital before I was released.

    i needed my toilet seat and found myself using handicapped toilet in public for a while.  

    Good luck.

    Pam

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    If you are in the US check with the social worker at the hospital. They will check it out with your insurer. Medicare used to supply walker, toilet riser and a couple other items but that was a number of years ago. Seems to change from year to year. You definitely need the riser. No hand rails or shower equipment. One thing I might suggest that I've considered money well spent, large blue fell ice bags. They mold to the leg, refreeze in a hurry and are very easy to use. No mess like ice bags. You just have to make sure you put them in a pillow case or wrap in a towel. Touching the skin can cause freezer burn on your skin

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    If you are in the US check with the social worker at the hospital. They will check it out with your insurer. Medicare used to supply walker, toilet riser and a couple other items but that was a number of years ago. Seems to change from year to year. You definitely need the riser. No hand rails or shower equipment. One thing I might suggest that I've considered money well spent, large blue fell ice bags. They mold to the leg, refreeze in a hurry and are very easy to use. No mess like ice bags. You just have to make sure you put them in a pillow case or wrap in a towel. Touching the skin can cause freezer burn on your skin

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    In U.K. I had to pay for my crutches and medication to take home. Insurance paid for ice cuff. I did not require toilet seat.
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    Hi Shelly54,

    I'm in Australia.  I only used the toilet seat while I was in hospital this TKR, last TKR hired it for about 2 weeks.  Crutches I bought 1st TKR, $18. Shower chair I hired then bought - about $25

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