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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

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

Clients Over 6' Tall - Rental Reclining Wheelchair Options

Posted On: December 23, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Manual Wheelchairs, Rentals, SelfCare Home Health Products, Senior Care

We recently had a request for a reclining rental wheelchair for a client who is 6'3" tall and 220 lbs. The client needed elevating leg rests, 20-22" of width, 20" of depth and a seat to floor height of 20.5". Here are the options we considered:

Breezy Rela X2, 20" wide

Depth adjustable to 20" 19.5" max seat to floor height Elevating leg rests are standard Weight capacity of 285 lbs Tilt as well as recline Very difficult to arm propel

Broda Midline...

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Tags: rental wheelchairs

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

5 Benefits of Lift Chairs for Seniors

5 Benefits of Lift Chairs for Seniors

Posted On: January 27, 2016 by National Seating & Mobility in: Lift Chairs, Medical Equipment, Senior Care

Does someone in your life need a lift? A power lift chair may be the perfect solution. Here are 5 reasons why.

1. Assists in standing up & sitting down.

Slowly and safely lifts you into a standing position, and gently lowers you into a seated position.

2. Easy power recline for resting, watching TV and napping.

Simple controls allow for easy adjustment whether you want to sit, stand, recline, nap or watch TV.

3. Comfortable, stylish chairs to match any decor.

Most...

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Tags: power lift chair, power recliner, senior chairs

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