How to Know if You Should Rent or Buy Medical Equipment

Transitioning from a hospital stay to home recovery isn’t easy, but medical equipment available for private use can ease accessibility concerns and aid the recovery process. Most home-care equipment can be purchased or rented, although the decision to rent or buy will depend on various factors. If you or a loved one needs medical equipment […]

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Getting a wheelchair at the airport

Modern air travel can be a stressful experience. Crossing the expanse of the airport concourse, navigating through the bustling crowds, rushing to catch your connecting flight: it’s hard enough for those who can walk freely and easily. But for individuals with mobility issues, it can be anxiety inducing and close to impossible. Fortunately, all airlines […]

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What is the difference between a cheap wheelchair and an expensive cheechair?

For individuals with limited mobility, the right wheelchair can make a significant difference in their quality of life. Wheelchairs make it easier to travel, reduce the risk of injury, and allow you to participate in your favorite activities. But they can also require an upfront investment, and with such a wide variety of wheelchairs on […]

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Incontinence Products

Incontinence Products FAQ   What are the different types of incontinence products? At Avondale, we offer a wide variety of incontinence products, including:   Adult Briefs Adult briefs – also known as adult diapers – are highly absorbent, with adjustable tabs to allow for an easily customizable fit. These are ideal for individuals with bowel […]

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Alzheimer`s and incontinence: Practical steps for caregivers

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a progressive, incurable brain disease that causes significant cognitive impairment. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include memory loss, disorientation, and changes in mood and behavior. As the disease advances, these symptoms worsen, making it extremely difficult to complete tasks that were once routine. In the advanced stages of […]

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How to Choose the Right Crutches

If you break an ankle or foot, hurt your knee, or have some other kind of injury or disability that impacts your lower limb mobility, you will likely be directed to use crutches. Crutches are a simple and effective way to get around, allowing you to put your weight on the crutch so you can […]

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How wide does a doorway need to be for a wheelchair?

There are many elements to consider when designing a space for wheelchair access, including halls and doorways that accommodate the width of a wheelchair. With variations in chair size and individual abilities, there is no “one size fits all” approach to determining how wide a doorway needs to be. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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How to Choose a Patient Lift

A patient lift can make life so much easier for individuals with limited mobility and their caretaker or loved ones. The lift allows the caregiver to easily move patients from their bed to a wheelchair, toilet, shower, or other areas, saving the caregiver from the strain of having to move the individual all by themselves. […]

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Do I Need a Walker With or Without Wheels?

If you have mobility issues either because of an injury, illness, or simply from old age, you need to find a mobility aid that works for all of your needs. One of the most popular mobility aids is a walker, providing an easy and efficient way to safely get around. However, walkers come with two […]

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How To Care For Seniors With Mobility Problems

As we age, everything changes. Our bones are more brittle, tendons and ligaments are less durable, muscles are weaker, and joints are worn down. All of these factors contribute to the rash of health issues that strike us as we age, including problems with mobility. If a senior citizen in your life has mobility problems, […]

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