Considerations When Selecting a Power Wheelchair or Scooter

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For patients with restricted mobility, wheelchairs and scooters are tickets to freedom. These devices offer a way to get about and travel outside the house or care facility. The right wheelchair or scooter can take them anywhere they want to go: work, school, the grocery store, visiting friends, or maybe catching a concert from their favorite band. Assistive devices and equipment are designed to give people with limited mobility their lives and independence back. Be sure to choose the device that's right for you.

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Creating a Safe Bathing Environment

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When taking care of our own personal hygiene, we don't typically give much thought to each step of the process. However, if an individual is dependent on a caregiver to provide or oversee proper bathing, there are many things to consider such as safety, exposure to bacteria, skin health, wound care, and overall cleanliness. Kansas City Home Medical Supply offers tools and accessories to better ensure your home bathing procedures and environment are safe. A safe setting should be your top priority when providing care, and proper equipment can offer that sense of security.

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Benefits of Bed Accessories in Home-Based Patient Care

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Home-based patient care is markedly different than hospital-based or healthcare facility-based medical care. In a healthcare facility, there are usually extra personnel on hand to assist patients and other staff, making it easy to offer optimal care. Furthermore, there are plenty of specialized equipment in hospitals that help caregivers assist patients.

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The Importance of Compression in your Healing Process

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When your body is healing, it is important that your muscular movements have the pressure strength to pump fluids in a constructive, rehabilitating manner. When your body stores excess fluid, it can slow down the healing process. In contrast, it is still important to retain blood flow and movement for steady circulation to the injured area. Compression therapy with aids like wraps, sleeves, stockings, and slippers can help the injured area function properly and improve your recovery rate in the following ways:

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