What’s YOUR New Year’s Resolution?

A New Year’s resolution is a tradition where a person decides to accomplish a personal goal, resolves to continue certain good practices, change an undesired trait or behavior, or do something different to improve their life or the lives of those around them. In this new year AND new decade, today’s DME providers are looking for ways to do something

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Do the Holidays Have You Stressed Out? Pain Relief to the Rescue!

Do the Holidays have you stressed out? Preparing for house guests, making plans for kids that are out of school, running from this store to the next getting everything you need … the list goes on and on.This time of year comes with its own unique set of stressful situations which can cause exhaustion and overall pain.Unfortunately, prescription pills have

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Independent Living — Helping your Senior Loved One Remain in Their Home

My introduction to the challenges of independent living began five years ago when my wife and I became care coordinators for her elderly grandfather. He’d had a serious fall years before, which limited his mobility; and though in the early stages of dementia, he was insistent that he wanted to spend his twilight years in his own home, surrounded by

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When Height Matters …

A walker or rollator can help you or your loved one maintain independence by allowing you to walk alone, without assistance. These mobility aids provide a wonderful service to the aging population! Research has shown that they contribute to self-esteem, since losing your independence can have a negative impact. But what happens when your stature and lack of knowledge about

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Home Blood Pressure Monitor — Manual or Automatic?

Blood Pressure, one of the four main vitals, is one of the most common medical tests performed. Accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis and treatment, making the importance of accuracy undisputed. In fact, more doctors are recommending the use of home blood pressure monitors so that patients can regularly, conveniently check their blood pressure. Has your doctor

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Temperature and Pain — a Cold Relationship

As temperatures drop, it is common to start noticing back or neck related aches and pains. Have you ever wondered why that is? Although we don’t have a direct reason to explain this, there are many theories regarding the relationship between temperature and pain: When colder temperatures occur, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments tighten, making them less flexible. This increases

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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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