This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What seemed new is actually old

The Fairmeadows Home Health Care Center at 300 S Cullen is now open, so I stopped in Wednesday to see what they had. I was surprised to find that they were not really a new business. Rather they were a re-incarnation of the Home Medical Equipment Department of the Jasper County Hospital. This department had been sold by the Jasper County Hospital to the Schereville company because it was a financial drain on the hospital. The old location was in the annex building to the south west of the hospital. This becomes the only satellite office of the Fairmeadows Home Health Care company and should give it access to a much larger area of Northwest Indiana.

The four ladies in the office were very friendly and willing to answer all my questions. The new location may not be permanent but was chosen because it was available on the right terms. It probably is not ideal for the sort of business they have, which is providing hospital beds, oxygen equipment, equipment for sleep apnea, and many other medical items for home use. Many or most of the customers are on Medicare and must go through a physician to get medical approval for payment.

I hope the new office is very successful. It is convenient for Rensselaer to have this service in town rather than having to go to either Lafayette or the urban area to our north.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to know what happened to it; I missed it at the hospital location. Hope the community supports this business.