Qualifying for Free Incontinence Supplies

I wish I could sugar coat it, but raising a child with Autism comes with quite a few unique struggles to face.

But there are unique joys as well, so let that be the light at the end of the tunnel as you and your child keep chugging along through emotional, financial, and physical challenges, especially when incontinence is also involved. 

Saving With Autism And Incontinence Supplies 

Autism and incontinence are connected due to a variety of reasons.

Some children may experience learning disabilities that delay toilet training or may be unable to communicate the need to use the restroom.

Others may not notice that they need to use the restroom until a sudden, overwhelming urge strikes and they fail to make it to the restroom in time.

Autistic children may also recognize the urge to urinate but be physically unable to make it to the restroom. 

So, what does this mean?

It means that your child will need incontinence supplies to remain comfortable, dry and sanitary so they can participate in normal daily activities, such as going to school and therapy.

It also means paying for those incontinence supplies on a monthly basis, even though Autism has already stretched your budget pretty thin. 

You already pay for special education, childcare (unless you or your spouse quit working to care for your child), tests, special education equipment, special camps and more.

When the average cost of monthly incontinence supplies can be $200 to $300 a month, some families struggle to find that extra cash unless they qualify for incontinence products through Medicaid. 

If your child qualifies, you will receive a monthly shipment of properly-fitting incontinence supplies, helping you save while your child is able to participate in their normal activities without the fear of accidents. 

Qualifying For Incontinence Supplies 

To qualify for incontinence supplies through Medicaid, there are a few simple steps to follow. 

  1. Apply for Medicaid with your state. 
  2. Meet Medicaid’s requirements. Some states states will provide supplies beginning at age 3. Most states also require a diagnosis that contributes to incontinence, but Autism covers that. 
  3. Adhere to Medicaid’s EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment) process to prevent, treat and discover the condition as soon as possible. This means you will need a handwritten prescription for incontinence supplies within the past six months to a year with the estimated amount of supplies needed per month. 
  4. Receive your products through a Medicaid approved durable medical equipment (DME) supplier. 

Choosing the right DME, such as Aeroflow Urology, can simplify this process.

A DME with expert incontinence specialists will be able to look at your coverage and determine your options.

They will also take the time to match your child with the best incontinence products suited for their individual needs and will check in on a monthly basis via phone or email to see if any changes need to be made. 

Getting started with a DME is easy

Get started with their quick online qualification form:

Check out aeroflowurology.com/coopersvoice to get started.  

  1. Your coverage will be verified and you’ll be contacted with your options. 
  2. Your child will be matched with high-quality incontinence products to suit their needs. 
  3. That monthly supply will be shipped to your home and changes can be made at any time. 

Don’t Let Incontinence Slow You Down

Autism and incontinence are both challenging on their own but put them together and you could have a few major messes on your hands.

However, with the proper incontinence supplies to confidently prevent accidents and by qualifying for them through Medicaid can relieve financial stress, so you can get back to enjoying time with your family. 

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