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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Women Do Things Better!

Add “Live Longer” to the list of things that women do better than men. Sorry, men, but research and reports on the life expectancy in the United States have always shown, and continue to show, that women can expect to live at least five years longer than men. And this is true not only in the United States, but throughout the world. Why

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Allergies, Asthma, and Where Does the HME Provider Fit In?

It’s official — pollen season has begun across the U.S.! The trees have started to bloom, the flowers have begun to blossom, and if you have allergies, you probably have a love/hate relationship with spring. The beautiful weather tempts you to go outside, but once you’re out there, you’re sniffling, sneezing, wheezing and have red, itchy eyes, right? You may not know that

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Graham-Field’s Commitment: Taking Care of Our Nation’s Veterans

Political debates, government reform conversations. With everything going on during the past several months, America has been forced to take a long, hard look at how we care for our veterans — and it looks ugly. As a country, we have struggled for years to address the injuries and challenges that face our veterans. And while we have read that Democrats and

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DME Providers: We Support Your Labor of Love

As we navigate the third quarter of the year, the HME industry continues to be battered by programs and policies set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  We’re all drowning in not just Competitive Bidding, but also in swelling numbers of audits. Unending audits continue to put a financial strain on many home medical equipment providers and make it very difficult for

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5 Tips for Planning a Healthy, Safe Family Getaway

Just because you have a disability or you’re not as nimble as you once were doesn’t mean you have to be a prisoner in your own home! Traveling to visit family, especially grandkids, or a trip to an exciting new destination can be refreshing and a nice change of pace. Whether the trip is solo or accompanied by others, here

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The Great Gait Debate: Walker Vs. Rollator

Do you or a loved one need help walking safely? Accepting this can be difficult. Some may see having to use a mobility device as loss of independence, while others may feel more secure because their chances of falling are reduced. They feel more independent because they don’t have to rely on another person to help them get around, and they know they will

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Senior Status: The Rise of Self-Monitoring Among the Elderly at Home

Senior Status: The Rise of Self-Monitoring Among the Elderly at Home

Most seniors don’t see aging as a crutch to bear. Instead, they are welcoming the next phase of their lives as informed, educated consumers. USA Today and insurance giant United Healthcare conducted a survey on this subject. The results show a positive and optimistic outlook on their golden years. Our aging seniors are more focused on taking care of their health

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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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