When to Get Mobility Assistance: A Transport Wheelchair for Your Loved One

It’s been worrying you for a while, watching your loved one who has trouble walking alongside or keeping up with friends and family. Are you wondering if they are at risk for falling, or how long they can live independently as their mobility decreases? If your loved one is slowing down as the result of an ailment or another health problem, it

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Graham-Field Introduces the Bariatric Transport Chair with 400-Pound Weight Capacity

Atlanta, Georgia, May 25, 2016: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GF Health Products, Inc. (“Graham-Field”) is proud to introduce the Everest & Jennings Bariatric Transport Chair. This affordable patient transfer device with increased weight capacity and width offers the user greater strength, comfort, and durability. The Bariatric Transport Chair features 400-pound weight capacity, 24″ seat width x 18″ seat depth, and is

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Four Ways HME Providers Can Overcome Retail Goliaths

If you are an HME/DME provider, competing with retail giants can be discouraging. If you try to compete on price, you’ll probably be disappointed; but you do have advantages! Enlist the following four opportunities to gain and retain customers. 1. You are a ONE-STOP SHOP When foot traffic brings customers in your door, your convenience will keep them there. They can come to

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The Baby Boomer Impact on Hospital Wheelchair Transportation

By 2050, more than 20% of the world’s population will be at least 60 years of age, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Physical activity levels tend to decline with age; only one third of 70-79-year-olds meet basic WHO guidelines for physical activity. Trends show the baby boomer generation will continue to have increasing health issues, age-related disabilities, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia

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The Healthy Value of Motion Seating in Extended Care

From rocking in a mother’s arms, to baby swings and playground swings, rocking chairs, and porch gliders, rocking is a comforting motion. Proven Effects of Motion Seating Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, used Rocking Chair Therapy with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Their research showed that seniors could literally rock away their anxiety and depression. The patients required

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Technological Transfer: Equipment Designed to Help You and Your Patient

Stand-Pivot-Sit … three simple words but very difficult motions to make if you’ve had a stroke, hip replacement, or simply suffer from balance issues. The acts of standing, pivoting and sitting are the basic mechanics of moving from one seated position to another. These motions represent a major challenge if you cannot easily flex your knees or hips or do

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300 Pounds Is the New 250 for Wheelchair Weight Limits

Uh-oh. The title says it all. We have a collective weight problem in the United States, and we’re not losing it any time soon. The impact of our nation’s expanding waistline is spilling over into the healthcare field, not just in terms of co-morbidity factors associated with excess weight, but also in terms of the equipment necessary to safely treat

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Preventing Your Loved Ones From Popping the Wrong Pill

We’ve all read tragic stories of famous people having deadly encounters with prescription drugs. Some recent ones that come to mind are Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson, and Ana Nicole Smith. Like me, you may have thought how sad it is for someone so successful to have an addiction. We make these assumptions without really understanding the facts. In

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