Happy Holidays! Now, for the Senior on Your Gift List …

Coming up with gift ideas for a grandparent, elderly parent, or any senior in your life can be a real headache. There is almost nothing that they need and very little that they want. Most grandparents have more stuff than they could possibly ever use, so often you see seniors giving things away as they declutter or purge. What do

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Bathroom Safety: How to Choose the Right Commode?

The doctor has recommended a commode or raised toilet seat for the home. There are so many choices for commodes and raised toilet seats! Here are a few things to consider when selecting the appropriate commode for each unique situation. What IS a Commode? To begin, a commode actually has three functions.  It can be used as a raised toilet

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You’ve Fallen … Now What?

“I take my time and move a lot more carefully now.” Alice, a 66 year-old who suffered from a broken hip caused by a fall last year, says this is one of the ways her daily life has changed since the fall happened in her home. Unfortunately, she’s not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

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Color: Helping Define Healthcare Products and Environments

Ask anyone their favorite color and you’ll get a hundred different answers. Color is one of the most subjective topics the world over. Color can make someone happy, reflective, and even calm someone down. Color can make a statement about who you are, how you’re feeling, and what you want to say. Colors can speak louder than words. At GF

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Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery — Easing the Recovery

Are you considering Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery for yourself or a loved one? More than one million Americans have one of these joint replacement surgeries performed annually,¹ so you are in good company! The growing demand for improved mobility and quality of life has significantly increased the number of these elective surgeries — so much that by 2030, more

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The Rehab Shower Commode — Improving The Quality of Life

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 17,000 new Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occur every year.¹ Estimates are that in 2016, approximately 282,000 people in the United States were living with SCI. Statistics also show that approximately 81% of spinal cord injuries have occurred in males, with the main causes being 1) vehicular crashes, 2) falls, and 3) acts of violence (typically

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Care Coordination — Creating the Network

Seeing multiple doctors for one ailment can be overwhelming, especially for the chronically ill — but for many patients it is necessary. The communication between healthcare entities is fundamental in treating patients, yet frequently does not happen. As patients are referred to more specialists for treatment, they should become familiar with “care coordination”. Care coordination is the organization of health services between

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What is Chronic Pain? … And How Should I Treat It?

What is Chronic Pain? According to the American Chronic Pain Association, Chronic Pain can be described as ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury.¹ Approximately 76.2 million Americans have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours. Unfortunately, a notable risk factor for the development of chronic pain is age. A study

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