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Are You Bringing a Loved One Home from a Care Facility to Avoid COVID-19?

Posted On: April 15, 2020 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, General, Home Care, Products

Helping Your Loved One Feel Comfortable at Home

If your loved one is temporarily home from a care facility, we can help to make their stay as safe as possible. Your loved one can benefit from rental medical equipment like a hospital bed, a wheelchair, a lift chair and bathroom safety equipment. We even have rental stairlifts (indoor & outdoor) to help them get safely up and down the stairs. We deliver and install to make it easy for you. Contactless...

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Tags: care facility, covid-19, home medical equipment, products

Complete Recovery Solutions - Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Posted On: November 26, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bathroom Safety, Home Care, Products

Complete Recovery Solutions

We always think about larger, more common items like wheelchairs and hospital beds when we're recovering from surgery, or learning to live with changing mobility. These items can be indispensable for your big-picture mobility, but sometimes the smaller items that can make a big difference tend to get forgotten about. Here are the ones our clients find the most useful.

Overbed Table

Leg...

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Tags: aids to daily living, handi-reacher, handy bar, swivel cushion

The Hottest Aids to Daily Living This Season

Posted On: June 10, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Arthritis Care, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Incontinence, Personal Care, Ramps, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

Aids to Daily Living

Most of us don't realize how much of a difference 6" can make until it's painful to get up from the couch. Furniture risers are one of the hundreds of Aids To Daily Living (ADL) that can make a painful or difficult daily task so much easier. Check out the hottest ADL items of the season below. 

 

          Top Choices for Aids to Daily Living

 Furniture Riser Raise your couch...
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Tags: ADL, Aids To Daily Living

Aids to Daily Living - Small Things that Make a Big Difference

Posted On: January 8, 2019 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Arthritis Care, Fall Prevention, Home Care, SelfCare Home Health Products, Transfers

Aids to Daily Living

Small things can make a big difference in your daily living.

  Handi-Reacher

For example, did you know that the Handi-Reacher has a magnet that you can use to pick up pins, paper clips or other small metal objects?

Read more about the Handi-Reacher.

Hand Held Shower with Extra Long Hose

Easily shower while seated in the bath or shower stall. Ask us for the version with...

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Tags: aids to daily living, reacher, safe transfers

Drop Down Support Rails - The Alternative To Grab Bars & Floor-To-Ceiling Poles

Posted On: September 28, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, SelfCare Home Health Products

Grab bars & floor-to-ceiling poles are two of our most popular bathroom safety items; they're safe, sturdy & can be installed almost anywhere in the bathroom. They provide a secure handhold to assist in getting up & down from the toilet, in & out of the tub & navigating around the bathroom. However, there are situations where a grab bar or floor-to-ceiling pole can't be installed, or just won't work in a particular bathroom setup.

We've been installing quite a few drop-down...

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Tags: Bath safety, fall prevention, senior care

You May Not Have Thought To Use a Reacher for This - A Personal Account

Posted On: July 31, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Personal Care, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

Recently I had to purchase my very first piece of ADL equipment - a Handi-Reacher. I was having abdominal surgery and knew that I wouldn't be able to bend over to pick things up, at least for a few weeks.

I've worked at SelfCare for over six years now, and thought I had a pretty good idea of what I'd be using my reacher for after my surgery (picking up things I dropped)... but there were many times that I had to get creative and use my reacher for things that I never...

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Tags: reacher, aids to daily living

SelfCare's Smart Tips To Aging Independently

Posted On: July 10, 2018 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Nordic Walking, Raised Toilet Seat, SelfCare Home Health Products, Urban Poling, Walkers

Unintentional falls are the most common form of injury across Canada: every day last year, falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital admissions.  

Fall prevention becomes more important the more our population ages. Let us help you to make your home safer with these tips from the experts (that's us!).

Bathroom Safety    

Grab bars can make a world of difference to your safety & comfort...

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One Hour Bathroom Makeover - Fall Prevention With Style!

Posted On: November 29, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Bath Safety, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Medical Equipment, Personal Care, Raised Toilet Seat, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

A one-hour bathroom makeover. Certainly the stuff of dreams, but for one Amica resident who has fallen twice in his bathroom, an hour was all it took to turn a danger zone into a safe and stylish space. Our client hadn’t had a shower in 5 days because he was afraid of falling again. His daughter called SelfCare for help - here's what we did.

Start with:

A slippery, fiberglass walk-in shower A toilet with the paper holder near the back of the toilet tank (hard to...
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Tags: fall prevention, bath safety, senior care

Senior Swivel Alternatives

Posted On: February 23, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Transfers

The Titan Assisted Living Swivel Chairs that we profiled in a recent newsletter got a lot of interest, so we thought we'd offer some additional options for swiveling. If you want the swivel without the addition of the chair, read on.

Padded Swivel Cushion with Carry Strap

If back pain makes turning in a car seat or chairs a torturous ordeal, help is here. This transfer cushion takes the pressure and strains off your back and hips when turning. It has a soft...

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Tags: assisted living, geriatric transfer, nursing home, senior swivel, senior transfer

Everyone Can Benefit From Compression Socks

Posted On: January 13, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Aids to Daily Living, Compression Therapy, Personal Care

Who Can Benefit From Compression Socks?

Athletes. Runners. Servers. Office workers. Anyone who experiences tiredness, aching or heavy-feeling legs can benefit from daily graduated compression therapy. Swollen feet and legs, varicose veins and circulation problems can all be improved or alleviated using compression socks. If you have a sedentary job where you sit or stand all day, compression therapy will make a difference.

Benefits for Athletes Extend workout time before exhaustion. Reduce...
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Tags: compression socks, compression stockings

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