Question: Seeking Financial Assistance for Bedsores Management Equipment

I’m looking for information on organizations that provide financial assistance for equipment necessary for healing bedsores and alleviating pressure from these sores. Is there any such organization that can help?

Response: Navigating Financial Assistance for Pressure Injury Equipment

The availability of financial assistance for managing bedsores or pressure injuries largely depends on your location. While many organizations focus on providing support for those with existing pressure injuries, the scope of assistance for preventative care is more limited, despite its significant role in reducing healthcare costs.

Potential Sources of Assistance:

  • Veterans Affairs: Offers support to veterans, which may include coverage for necessary medical equipment.
  • Indigenous Services Canada: Provides various healthcare support services, including potentially covering specific medical equipment.
  • Private Insurance Coverage: Often included in employment benefits, private insurance may cover some of the costs related to bedsore management equipment.
  • Provincial Homecare Agencies: Coverage and availability of support can vary by province, with some agencies offering financial assistance for necessary equipment.
  • Assistive Devices Program in Ontario: Specifically in Ontario, this program provides financial aid for products designed to reduce or heal pressure injuries, including off-loading surfaces, wheelchair cushions, specialized beds, and positioning blocks for non-ambulatory patients.

It’s important to explore these options based on your specific needs and location. Each organization or program will have its own criteria for eligibility and coverage, so reaching out directly to these agencies or consulting with a healthcare provider can provide more personalized information and guidance.

Karen Bruton, RN BScN MCISc-WH WOCC(C)
Nurse Education Consultant – Interprofessional Practice Support
Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada
Ostomy Canada (Volunteer)
Medical and Lifestyle Advisory Team Lead


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