Of the nearly 3 million breast carcinoma survivors, it is estimated that over 40% are currently living with post-treatment lymphedema.
Minorities in particular continue to suffer the effects of health care disparities regarding treatment, post-operative care, access, patient navigation services, social and financial community health and public health programs and services. LIVE-Today, Inc. seeks to provide a streamlined approach to bridge the public health needs of women suffering with lymphedema with fashionable compression garments that optimize lymphedema management in women with limited economic resources. A very important fact that must be mentioned is a financial aspect. The cost of compression garments constitutes a large portion of the patient’s out of pocket medical costs. These garments are very expensive; the set (sleeve and glove) must be replaced every six months. It is important to note that insurance companies do not cover the garments fully or partially. Through the LIVE-Today Foundation, Surgical & Aesthetic Supplies will be a provider of these garments at no cost to the patients.
The LIVE-Today Foundation is the only non-profit organization providing a service and free compression garments specifically for the treatment of lymphedema. When you purchase compression garments from Couture Compression Apparel, you are joining a movement designed to help others live healthy, live well and L.I.V.E. everyday!
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