Compression Garments

January 21, 2018

The very name “compression garment” conjures up visions of torturous corsets that have more in common with gadgets than garments. Truth is, compression garments are highly technical health aids. They are carefully designed from innovative elastic material to provide welcome relief for a variety of conditions, including post-surgery healing, Lymphedema, Post-thrombotic syndrome, varicose veins, blood clots, or even discomfort from spending too much time sitting or standing. 

One Stop to WOW
The key to compression garments is finding just the right fit and type for you, so the more choices you have the better. As Western Canada’s largest Home Health Care centres, we stock a huge selection of Juzo, Mediven, Sigvaris, Venosan and Jobst garments in a full range of sizes and compressions to ensure we can deliver your seven steps to wow.

Certified Surgical Fitters Deliver Maximum Benefit
Like any medical aid, there are two things you need to ensure you get the greatest benefit from your compression garment:

  1. Proper fit 
    While doctors prescribe compression garments, the actual fitting is done by a specialist at Co-op Home Health Care. Our certified surgical fitters are experts at fitting, and recertify every two years to keep up with the latest advances.

    We start by taking a number of measurements (you truly are one-of-a-kind) then provide you with a variety of options to make sure you get the right fit. How do we know when it’s right? Well, that would be the seven steps to wow. You’ll find within seven steps you can feel the difference a well-made, properly fitted garment can make, and that can really put a bounce in your step and a smile on your face. 

  2. Proper care
    A compression garment is designed to fit you snugly, which can sometimes make it difficult to put on and take off. Our specialists will show you the most effective ways to easily don (put on) and doff (take off) your garment. Plus, they will show you how to care for the garment so it works well and lasts longer.

Prescription and Non-prescription Options
The garments come in a wide range of compressions (measured in mmHg). While the higher compression garments are only available by prescription, compression rankings up to 20 mmHg are available without. Many people who spend a lot of time sitting (passengers on long flights) or standing (nurses) count on non-prescription compression socks to relive aches and pains in their legs. 

Experts at Financing Too
You can also count on our expertise to navigate the complex world of health subsidies. In Alberta, government subsidies can help cover the costs of many medical expenses, including compression garments. And your Co-op member benefits will reduce the costs even further through your membership rebates. 

Co-op Home Health Care is One More Way Membership Pays 
From canes to stair lifts, from bath safety rails to step in tubs, from compression socks to scooters, from mastectomy supplies to footwear, from… well, we have everything you need for home health care including seasoned professionals you can rely on for advice.  

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