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How to Use a Bedpan

People with limited mobility need extra time to get around and perform daily tasks, but some functions cannot wait. Using the restroom facilities can be complicated not only for the amount of time it takes to reach the restroom, but also for the physical positioning required to sit on a toilet comfortably and get back […]

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What is the Difference Between a Fracture Pan and a Bedpan?

Bedpans as portable bathroom solutions for bedridden patients or people with mobility issues that make it difficult to get to the toilet in time. Available in several shapes, sizes and materials, bedpans can be used for liquid and solid waste. The two most commonly used types in hospital and home settings are standard contour bedpans […]

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How To Prevent Bedsores

If you’re already bedridden due to injury, illness, or disability, you might not think it’s possible to get another injury while lying down. But bedsores, also called pressure ulcers, are a serious condition unique to people who spend most of their time in bed. Bedsores form when your skin and soft tissue press against a […]

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Is The iWALK 2.0 Suitable For You?

People with lower leg, ankle, and foot injuries typically have few options for mobility during the rehabilitation process. Crutches and wheelchairs are the most common types of mobility equipment used to recover from injuries below the knee, but can be uncomfortable and cumbersome. Most importantly, they’re not hands-free, making many daily tasks difficult to perform. […]

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Mobility and Your Independence

Mobility means more than just the ability to move. Being able to walk, sit, stand, and perform daily tasks is essential to individual independence. Mobility issues can affect your overall health, social life, and even your mental health. Fortunately, adaptive equipment is available for both temporary and permanent mobility issues, providing essential independence in your […]

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What Is Considered Durable Medical Equipment?

Many people, including the elderly or disabled, rely on a variety of medical equipment for home use to manage their daily care and basic personal needs. Some of the equipment is considered disposable, such as gloves, blood testing strips, catheters, and incontinence products, which are used once and then discarded. The other primary type of […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Rent A Wheelchair?

Whether you have temporary mobility issues requiring wheelchair use or you simply need a wheelchair while traveling or visiting a tourist destination, wheelchair rentals are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to buying a new wheelchair. Brand-new wheelchairs can cost upwards of $300 for standard versions and twice as much for ultra lightweight models. Wheelchair rentals […]

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Fall Prevention Awareness: Home Safety Steps for Seniors

Each year, one out of three adults age 65 and older suffers a fall—and nearly a third of those sustain injuries that will hamper their independence for the rest of their lives. Fortunately, many falls are preventable. With a few simple safety modifications, you can greatly reduce the risk of falls in your home. Here […]

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How To Use Compression Socks

Compression socks might look like average knee-high socks, but they perform important medical functions. Compression socks have a tighter fit than regular socks in order to apply pressure to the lower legs, facilitating healthier blood flow and preventing body tissues from swelling. Compression socks also help with varicose veins and decrease the risk of blood […]

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How Long Do You Have To Wear Compression Socks After Surgery?

Post-surgical recovery means plenty of rest, but spending days with your feet up can have unfortunate medical consequences. Without the free flow of blood from your heart to your legs provided by walking and standing, you’re at risk for developing blood clots, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Compression socks can help reduce the risk […]

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