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  • Medical equipment

    Certain equipment can make your recovery go easier and increase your independence after your surgery. Try to get your equipment before you have surgery. You may want to borrow the items from family or friends if possible.

    The following is a list of resources to help you find the equipment you need.

    • Allina Health Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment offers items to purchase. Call 651-628-4800 or 1-800-737-4473 for information about medical equipment, supplies and services.
    • Call your local American Legion, VFW or Lions Club. They often have equipment you can borrow if you are a member.
    • Call your local pharmacy to see what selection of equipment that store carries.
    • Look in your Yellow Pages or go to yellowpages.com and look under "handicapped services or equipment" or "home care services."
    • WisTech can connect you with resources for medical equipment in Wisconsin. Visit wisconsinat4all.com to find equipment in your area. You will need to create an account to view available items. Once you have an account, you can buy, rent or get free items from state agencies, private businesses, lending programs or individuals. Each group or individual has different criteria for using their equipment. Contact information is listed for each item.

    Grocery delivery

    • Help At Your Door®
      This program shops for and delivers groceries to anyone age 60 and older who cannot shop for and carry groceries. This program uses volunteers to serve the seven-county metro area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. You pay for your groceries and a service fee. This fee is based on your income. Visit helpatyourdoor.org or call 651-642-1892 for more information.
    • Twin Cities Metro Area Meals on Wheels
      Volunteers deliver ready-to-eat meals to homes in most of the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. You can sign up for short- or long-term meal delivery if you are recovering from surgery or illness. The price is based on your need. Call 612-623-3363 or visit meals-on-wheels.com for more information or to sign up for this service.
    • Home-delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)
      Wisconsin's Elderly Nutrition Program offers meals to anyone age 60 and older. Meals can be delivered to your door Monday through Friday. Visit gwaar.org to learn more about home-delivered meals. Click For Seniors and Families and then Elderly Nutrition Program. Select Contact someone to find your local agency and its contact information.
    • Many grocery stores and organizations offer services that will deliver healthful meals to your home. Ask a member of your health care team for more information.

    Websites

    Visit:

    • allinahealth.org's find section for information about health care and Allina Health facilities or services
    • asahq.org for American Society of Anesthesiologists information
    • aaos.org for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons information
    • nccaom.org for acupuncture information from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
    • nccam.nih.gov for complementary therapy information from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    • recoversex.com for information about resuming sexual activity after surgery
  • Allina Care Navigation Help Desk

    Call 612-262-2200 or 1-855-227-5111 if you have questions about community resources, medical equipment, home care, a transitional care unit (TCU) or a short-term rehabilitation center.