It’s not a store you think about, not like the grocery or the bank, however, when you need their product you are relieved that this business exists in Fayette County.
Fayette Home Health Care Supply, LLC, opened its doors in the 200 block of West Market Street in the fall of 1994. The owners were Rick Seyfang and Terry Summers. When Summers decided to sell his share of the business, Kevin Freeman became co-owner until his death in 2007. By 1998, the business needed more space. Seyfang and Freeman moved the business to 110 East Market St. in Washington C.H. and stayed in that location until May of this year when Seyfang opened the new offices and show room at 134 W. Court Street.
Fayette Home Health Care is in the durable medical equipment business. Fayette Home Health Care rents or sells medical equipment and supplies in 13 counties in central and southern Ohio. Three years ago Dayton and Columbus were added to its service area and as of July 1 of this year, Akron and Toledo have been added.
It used to be that a customer could rent or purchase medical equipment straight from Home Health Care. However, changes in Medicare means you now need a prescription for the majority of equipment needed for home health care.
Fayette Home Health Care Supply has a complete line of medical equipment available, and with all the bidding that goes on with insurance companies, the showroom takes on more importance. For those customers whose insurance doesn’t cover this piece of equipment or has restrictions on certain equipment, it is easier to rent or buy out of pocket.
The showroom allows customers to see what is available and what best fits their home care needs. A short list of equipment available includes canes, walkers, wheelchairs, showers, CPaps and BiPaps and their supplies, beds, special mattresses, patient lifts, oxygen and tubing. The new showroom has a variety of equipment for customers to view and Seyfang invites the community to do just that. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Seyfang has noticed that the business has become generational: the children and grandchildren of former patients are now customers. Seyfang expressed his appreciation to all his past customers and looks forward to meeting and providing competent service to all new customers.
Besides Seyfang, there are five other staff: Michele McMurray and Savannah Seyfang cover all office duties, Joe Pryor and Jeff Dunlap take care of the deliveries and home set-ups, and a respiratory therapist is on call for patients who need that service.