Home Health Care Products: What are They?
Mobility is a large part of our independence. As we age, we often lose elements of our mobility which can make us feel trapped or limited in our homes and in our everyday lives. There are many different solutions to this problem however. There are many different types of home health care products available at your local Adapt Home Health Care store that can help increase your comfort and mobility in your home and in your everyday life. This blog will discuss some of the many items that you can purchase, or rent, in order to live your life to its full potential!
Wheelchairs are an excellent way to improve your mobility around your home and outside of your home. There are different types of wheelchairs that you can purchase, depending on the purpose you need them to serve.
Manual Wheelchairs are typically used for short distance travelling or for individuals who do not need to permanently use the chair. These chairs are controlled by the user turning the back wheels with their hands and manually propelling themselves forward. There are different types of manual wheelchairs including standard and transport. Transport wheelchairs are used to transport people from room to room or a car to a doctors appointment. These chairs are typically lighter and can be conveniently folded and stored. This however means that they are less padded and comfortable for the user and therefore only meant to be used for short and quick trips.
There are many different types of wheelchairs. That is why it is important to speak to an expert at ADAPT Home Health Care before purchasing yours!
Transport chairs are different from wheelchairs because they have 4 small wheels instead of 2 small wheels and 2 large wheels. These chairs are designed for a caregiver to push the individual in from one location to another, which is where it gets its name from. Although these chairs are not made to be sat in for long periods of time, they are still padded with arm rests to insure the user is comfortable!
Walkers are a great way to increase the mobility that you have in your home and outside. These devices give you the support you need to walk independently and confidently around the house or your local store. Many of them are lightweight, durable, and conveniently fold up so that they can be stored in a closet or in the trunk of a car on drives!
Rollators are similar to walker’s but instead of four posts touching the ground, they have wheels. This makes it easier for the user to apply weight onto the hand grips and push the device forward. Instead of having to lift the unit up and place it forward, the user can simply glide the device forward and follow behind it. Rollators are a better option for those who suffer from severe issues walking.
Hospital beds are a great option for individuals who have trouble getting in and out of bed or require sleeping positions that cannot easily be achieved on a normal mattress. There are many different types of hospital beds available depending on what the individual requires. Some are power operated, others are manual, and some have lift features. If you’re considering purchasing a hospital bed for you or a loved one, contact one of our team members today to find out which one best suits you!
Bathroom Safety Products
The bathroom can quickly become a hazardous place as we age. Since these rooms are typically constructed with tile and feature showers that create steam, the floors and walls can become wet and very slippery. There are many different items available to ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe in the bathroom. Some of these include:
There are several other items available in our stores or on our website to help improve the safety of your bathroom!
Transitioning from the sitting position to the standing position can be a difficult task. That’s why lift chairs were created! These power chairs can be adjusted from the sitting to the standing position, with the push of a button. That means no more aches, pains, and struggles to sit down or stand up! Some of these chairs also have the option to recline and even elevate the feet above the heart for those with circulation issues. You can also find versions with heated seats for muscle tension and others with massage components built in!
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is extremely important, especially as we age. An important part of staying healthy is reducing our risk of heart attacks and strokes. One way to reduce this risk is to equip ourselves with the proper home health care products. This includes finding the proper compression therapy garments for those who need them. If you suffer from tired and swollen legs, are pregnant, constantly on your feet, or an athlete, compression garments may be an ideal product for you! There are a wide selection of styles and types to choose from and a knowledgeable staff member at ADAPT Home Health Care can help you select the right one for you!
Similar to compression garments, Lymphedema garments compress the area they are placed on. The difference is in the design and purpose of the garment. ADAPT Home Health Care is also ADP approved, which means that individuals seeking Lymphedema Garments can qualify for government assistance!
If you are looking to purchase home health care products to improve the everyday life of you or a loved one, contact the team at Adapt Home Health Care today! Our knowledgeable and friendly team will help assist you in finding the perfect product for your needs. We also have 2 locations in Mississauga and one in Brampton to better serve you. Call us today! Gore: 905.794.5003 | Truscott: 905.822.1615 | Woodland: 905.279.5353 | [email protected] or visit our website https://www.adapthomehealthcare.com/ to learn more about us and our products!