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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Five Steps to a Safe and Happy Holidays for Seniors

Spending quality time with loved ones is a traditional part of the holiday season, and if you’re hosting older family members and friends, you may need to do some special preparation to keep them safe and happy. Many senior guests require safety considerations or have dietary restrictions and medical issues that necessitate a little extra […]

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Renting Medical Equipment for the Holidays

Hosting family for the holidays means a long to-do list of arrangements and accommodations, and figuring out how to accommodate loved ones who need physical assistance is one of the most important items on the list. Fortunately, you can rent medical equipment to improve accessibility around your home for a few days or a few […]

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How to Know if You Should Rent or Buy Medical Equipment

Own and rent 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 […]

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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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