Selecting a Walker

Selecting a Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfDkmIv1aTk Selecting a Front Wheel Walker (Also called: Two Wheel or 2WW) Front wheel or two wheel walkers for elderly are much like standard walkers but with wheels on the front and often have skids/skis on the rear legs. This allows it to more easily slide on the ground. Similar to a folding walker, they can usually fold in half to store in the trunk of a car, etc. Who Should Use a Front Wheel Walker? Elderly who need to place some weight onto the walker (but not all). It is also light weight, easy to transport

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Composite Bath Bench and Transfer Bench Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFcGAfLIezQ   Bathtub Transfer Benches A transfer bench allows you to sit down on the bath seat while both of your legs are still positioned outside of the tub. Once safely seated, you simply need to lift one leg at a time over the bathtub wall and scoot your bottom sideways across the bench top until you arrive in the center of the tub. PROS: No installation required. Eliminates the need to “step” over the bathtub wall. CONS: If your bathroom is small and you use a walker or wheelchair, keep in mind that the bench legs residing on the

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BathBench with Back Instruction

BathBench with Back Instruction   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JOOroTKp70 The benefit of a bath bench or bath chair is you have the option to back up and sit down on the side of the bath chair’s seat while both of your legs are still positioned outside the bathtub. From a safe seated position, you can then lift one leg at a time over the bathtub wall and turn your hips to face the shower head. Or, if your balance skills are sufficient to do so, alternatively you can “step” over the bathtub wall and then sit down on the bath seat. PROS All

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Buying the Right Cane

Buying the Right Cane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YoePVpwOao What kind of cane should I choose? Your caregiver will help you choose the right cane for your needs. Canes are made from wood, plastic, or metal. A cane can be adjusted to fit your height. The bottom of the cane usually has a nonskid rubber tip to prevent it from slipping. The following are common kinds of canes: Standard canes have a rounded crook handle. Use a cane with a wooden or plastic handle instead of metal. A metal handle may slip from your hand. In cold weather, the metal handle may get too

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Benefits of Transport Chairs

Benefits of Transport Chairs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3XGPwUrxM8 People use wheelchairs for a number of different mobility problems with a number of different causes, but the goal is always to remain as mobile and independent as possible. So what would be the benefit of using a transport wheelchair, which does not allow its user to travel independently, and requires another person be present in order for the user to be moved? People may benefit from the use of transport chairs if they are in a situation where they cannot, due to physical or mental limitations, use a motorized wheelchair to transport themselves. This

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Measuring Tips for Walkers, Chairs, Canes, Crutches

Measuring Tips for Walkers, Chairs, Canes, Crutches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6etSPfMucQ How to Measure for a Walker Measuring Tips for Walkers, Chairs, Canes, Crutches  When preparing to buy a walker, you need to make sure it can accommodate your height, especially if you are very tall or short. You may need a special petite walker, or walker leg extensions. Get a friend or family member to help you measure yourself. Start by standing up straight with your shoes on. Allow your hands to hang naturally at your sides. Measure from the crease in your wrist to the floor. This length should be your handle height.

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Rolling Walker and Transport Chair Benefits

Rolling Walker and Transport Chair Benefits

  The flexibility and freedom a rollator transport chair can offer over a traditional rollator is well worth the additional cost. A rollator transport chair can very easily and quickly be converted into a convenient and lightweight wheelchair or rollator. The benefits of this ability is especially helpful when you are traveling, needing to go shopping, or have had an operation such as a hip operation or knee replacement.Rolling Walker and Transport Chair Benefits[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOu4cm0wE48[/embed] The traditional wheelchair is heavy and cumbersome, making it extremely difficult to get in and out of vehicles. A rollator transport chair is much lighter and

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Medline Disposable Incontinence Product Types

Medline Disposable Incontinence Product Types Each individual is different. Regardless of whether someone has light or heavy incontinence, he or she should have access to high quality products to manage their condition. Medline offers the following guidelines to help you select the right product. Disposable Incontinence Product Types Adult briefs Can be worn by people who:   Are bedridden Are difficult to turn or position Can be aggressive or combative Have frequent, loose or watery stools   Two-piece pant with liner Are appropriate for people who: Can walk Only need one person to assist them Can wear underwear or self-toilet

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Product Guides – Depends

Product Guides - Depends Do you have specific products for Men and Women, or are they unisex? We make both kinds of Depend® Brand products. Because men and women have different needs, we have designed some products specifically for each gender, and some that can be used by both men and women. Use our product finder to find the best product for your needs. How are DEPEND® Brand products made? Depend® Brand products feature a thin, absorbent pad made of super absorbent polymers (SAP) that draws wetness in, away from the skin. All are latex-free and contain no lotions or

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