Homecare Dealers: Protecting Stay-at-Home Seniors

As our seniors shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic, the homecare dealer has some challenges to face as they strive to protect the stay-at-home senior during this difficult time. To protect their older clients, homecare dealers will need to make sure they are protecting themselves as well as their employees, especially staff members that deliver equipment to the stay-at-home

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It’s National Bath Safety Month — How Safe is YOUR Bathroom?

Protect your loved ones from the most dangerous room in your house, the bathroom. Wait, what? Yes, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in a home. None of us want to be identified as just another statistic, but that’s what can happen if you are not careful in the bathroom. January is National Bath Safety Month to help draw

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Aging with Grace: There’s No Shame in Asking for a Hand

It’s a simple fact of aging gracefully.  While we all want to live healthy and fulfilling lives, with age we lose some of our reflexes, balance and the ability to recover quickly from an injury.  Part of living independently as we get older comes with getting more comfortable in asking for a hand from time to time. Don’t worry –

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Sell This = Sell That: The Strength of Cross-Promotion in Retail Sales

As a follow-up to the earlier article, “Four Ways HME Providers Can Overcome Retail Goliaths”, here are some additional merchandising ideas to increase your retail sales. More importantly, these ideas can demonstrate to your customers that you know and understand their issues and have the right products to help them live at home. One of the main complaints about large retailers

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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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Vinyl or Nylon: Choosing the Best Upholstery for Your Wheelchair

You’ve finally decided which wheelchair you want, but what about the upholstery? Should that even be a concern? Customers often debate between vinyl & nylon in choosing their wheelchair upholstery. Which is better? The answer is, “it depends!” Since comfort — or the lack of it — will be a significant factor in an individual’s overall experience with a wheelchair, take time to choose the right wheelchair with the appropriate upholstery for

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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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Powder Room Purchases: Expand Your Retail Business Thru the Bathroom

Who would have thought there’d be cash hiding in the bathroom? There most certainly is via retail — you just have to know where to look. You won’t find it under the sink, but you WILL find opportunity lurking in your retail store, courtesy of your customer’s powder room. Here are the three most common places: Product! Carry retail products to meet the ever-growing

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Fall Prevention: Making Loved Ones Aware of the Risks

Taking care of older family members or being a caretaker, whether in the home or a facility, means keeping them safe and helping them stay independent. Did you know that every year, one in every three adults over the age of 65 falls, which can lead to injuries such as hip fractures, head trauma and lacerations? These injuries can negatively

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