We have decided to introduce our staff as a bi-weekly feature here. We love meeting all of you so we want to make sure you know all of us!
Here is our story about how the company was founded:
I believe that everyone involved in the medical field has a personal connection and deep feelings to do their part to help. Our story starts with my grandparents, both long time healthcare veterans, who pioneered many changes in the nursing home industry. We grew up hearing stories of the attention and care that they provided their clients, from instituting serving healthy and tasty food according to each client’s needs to having challenging and interesting activities so that clients were involved and inspired.
My grandmother had medical complications in her 60’s and needed to start using the very medical supplies and equipment that she had been ordering for her clients. I learned a lot from her over those years – her fierce need for independence, her commitment to continue living her life to the fullest and never giving up. My husband and I started our home medical supply company around that time and saw firsthand that same, burning desire in many of our clients and their families. What we found was that most of our clients, and even my industry savvy grandmother had no idea what kind of equipment and supplies were available to help meet those needs. Sure, there were basic thing, hospital style wheelchairs and commodes, but what about pretty nightgowns that open in the back to preserve dignity, or transport wheelchairs that weigh less, can easily be kept in a car and make outings easier on everyone involved? Our mission has been to let our clients know their options; we don’t only sell products, we offer solutions to help our clients live life to its fullest.
We look forward to helping you as well,
All the best
We might all be guilty of putting off those dreaded cleaning days while we are staying nice and warm through the winter. As Spring approaches and we are getting ready to open those windows and let the breeze blow through, here are a few of our tips to keep you safe while cleaning away the winter doldrums and cobwebs!
- Lets clean out the clutter! Too much “stuff” can create dangerous places in the home for trips and falls. Make sure you have a clear path in every room of the house by removing unnecessary furniture or items. Think about donating or putting them in storage. Also double check edges of carpet or rungs to make sure nothing is frayed and causing trips.
- Remember don’t move heavy things on your own! When clearing out that furniture or pile of magazines, always ask for help! Even a simple task as changing a light bulb may require some assistance if you need to stand on a chair or ladder to reach it. Think about replacing that heavy vacuum cleaner with a newer lightweight cordless model. Even something as simple as getting a extended handle for cleaning tools could help: Extended Toilet Brush
- Check Expiration Dates! Spring is a great time to go through the medicine cabinet and check all expiration dates. Don’t forget to check the over the counter pills as well such as Tylenol or Advil. Also a great place to look for expiration dates is your refrigerator. Take a look at that ketchup or mayo bottle. Also remember to check your canned food in the cabinet or pantry.
- Update your emergency numbers! Double check your saved numbers in your speed dials to make sure that everyone listed has the most up to date information. Also as a tip, if you have a cell phone, be sure to add “ICE*” before your emergency contact. Emergency professionals know to look through a cell phone for ICE or In Case of Emergency contacts to reach out to them if you are unable to. Do you know who to call in an emergency? Have a list of numbers next to your phone just in case.
- Spring is the time to check those fire detector batteries! The easiest way is to just replace the batteries so they are fresh for the year. Also make sure to check your fire extinguisher and emergency kit for any expiration dates and that all supplies are full.
With our weather fluctuating from snow to rain to sun all the while staying chilly, we want to share with you some tips to make sure you stay safe through both seasons!
- Ice, Snow and Rain: Driveways, sidewalks and steps can get slick and pose a serious falling hazard! To maximize safety, be sure that all pathways are shoveled, cleared or cleaned off. Even the pine needles when wet can cause us to slip and slide across the path. Be sure that you have rubber – soled shoes and new treads on your walker or cane. See walker replacements on our site: Replacement Walker Tips
- Avoid Falls: Try and stay inside if you can when the weather gets really rough – make arrangements for a family member or friend to shovel/salt/clean your driveways and walkways. A professional caregiver might be able to assist in everyday chores like getting the mail or picking up groceries. Take a couple of minutes each day and be sure to stretch to loosen up your muscles. Wear non-skid shoes or boots when going outside. Make sure to clean up any water or outside dirt that could track inside. Check to be sure your rubber tips on your cane or walker are not worn smooth. See our website for replacement tips: Replacement Cane Tips
- Dehydration: You might be especially prone to dehydration because you simply eat and drink less, thus consuming less water every day! Also people tend to feel less thirsty during the winter. A good tip to remember to drink water is set a timer for every hour and get a water bottle you can write times on. That way when the timer goes off you can drink enough to get to your next mark
- Space Heaters: While these small portable heaters can provide much needed comfort, you need to make sure that they don’t become a safety hazard instead! Be sure to get one with a timer so that its not always running. Keep it away from all flammable material such as blankets or drapes. Double check to make sure your smoke detector is working properly as well just to be safe!
- Disaster Kits: You always want to be prepared so make sure you have a kit in your home that will help you get through an emergency such as power outages that may last several days. Your kit should include food and water for several days (at least 3 gallons of water per person per day), a few days worth of medications (make sure they haven’t expired), a flashlight, a weather radio, extra batteries and first-aid essentials.