Aids to Daily Living
Aids to daily living cover a broad range of offerings that make
as perfect a fit for providers’ retail strategies as they do for
patients’ lifestyles. ADLs define products that are designed to
make life easier for homecare patients, but aren’t always covered by
Medicare/Medicaid or private payer insurance, and sometimes aren’t
even medical in nature. They simply make life easier.
With funding on the decline, ADLs represent a key cash sales
category for providers. ADLs are an easy entry point to cash
sales, since they are often relatively simple devices that don’t
require the same level of expertise as other types of DME. ADLs
and similar products ensure providers maintain a steady cash
flow, rather than waiting on reimbursement, and they don’t
require the effort and resources required simply to ensure billing
goes through, either.
In addition to the patients, their families should be considered
as potential buyers, as well. Baby boomers with disposable cash
who are caring for their parents are a case in point. The demand
for ADLs will most likely grow as the baby boomer population of
76 million cares for older parents and continues to enter retirement
Briggs Medical Service Company
Thermometer family pack prevents germ spread
30-Second Slim Thermometer Family Pack
Briggs’ 30-Second Slim Thermometer Family Pack is designed in four bright colors so each member in the family can have their own designated thermometer to prevent the spread of germs. Features include a fever alarm that sounds if the temperature is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a peak temperature that sounds when the reading is complete and a memory recall of last reading. The family pack includes a storage case, longlife battery, and probe covers.
Leg lift provides secure grip for repositioning
Leg Loop Leg Lift
Maddak’s Leg Loop Leg Lift helps people to safely reposition the leg and foot while reducing the chance of dropping the affected limb. It consists of a hand loop and a foot loop, one at each end of a rigid middle section. The Leg Loop allows a person to safely and effectively reposition the leg and foot onto a footrest, a bed, into a car, etc. by providing a more secure grip than merely tugging on a piece of clothing.
Belt handle attachment provides additional grab points
Slip-On Gait Belt Handle
Maddak’s Slip-On Gait Belt Handle is an attachment with two vertical hand grips that slides over the gait belt providing additional grab points for the caregiver. Gait belts are often used by caregivers when assisting people with weight bearing issues during ambulation and transfers. The extra grasping positions on the Slip-On Gait Belt Handle allow the caregiver to have a more secure hold, which increases stability for the patient and decreases stress on the caregiver’s back. The product fits gait belts up to 2 inches wide.
Easily mount emergency communicator
Emergency Wall Communicator
LogicMark’s Emergency Wall Communicator
is an accessory to the LifeSentry unit that
gives users a permanent-mount two-way voice
communicator. The communicator mounts to
the wall with screws or double stick Velcro. Put
one by the bedside and one in the bathroom and simply push the button to have two-way
voice communication with the central station.
The Emergency Wall Communicator is fully waterresistant
and can be mounted in the shower. Each
LifeSentry unit can learn up to four Pendants and
Emergency Wall Communicators.
GF Health Products
Improved digital ear thermometer features Color Code Temp Alert Technology
Lumiscope Digital Ear Thermometer Model 2215
Graham-Field’s improved Lumiscope Digital Ear Thermometer Model 2215 features new Color Code Temp Alert Technology. The lightweight thermometer is ideal for patients of all ages and also has a 10-measurement memory recall, low battery indicator (battery life =approximately 1,000 measurements), auto shut-off after one minute of non-use and is switchable between Fahrenheit and Celsius. The tip is waterproof tip so no probe cover is necessary. The thermometer takes measurements in just seconds, and the measurements are equivalent to those taken orally. Each thermometer includes a battery, storage case, and an instruction manual in English and Spanish.
Ankle Anchor Helps Strengthen Muscles
The Stirrup Ankle Anchor facilitates effective lower extremity strengthening with resistance tubing. Functional strengthening, balance and proprioception exercises can be preformed in multiple positions including standing, sitting, supine and side-lying. Included with the Ankle Anchor are a door anchor and two resistance tubes of different weight, which can be used individually or together.
Stirrup Ankle Anchor
EMSI’s Flex-Line portable electromedical devices are designed to provide pain relief and muscle re-education for those with chronic or acute pain. The Flex-TENS model is designed to block pain signals that go to the brain, the Flex-IT is provides long-lasting relief from acute and chronic pain, the Flex-MT is intended to treat muscle-related injuries and the Flex-Gar is designed to be comfortable to wear.
Uplift Technologies Inc.
Floor Stand Adds Versatility to Light
Day-Light Classic Floor Stand
Uplift Technologies’ Day-Light Classic Floor Stand allows users to switch the Day-Light Classic Light from a tabletop unit to a floor lamp. The height adjustable floor stand features a solidsteel construction and rolling casters. The Day-Light Classic Light emits a diffused white light for bright light therapy.
Home Ventilation System Improves Air Quality in the Home
The E•Z Breathe home ventilation system is designed to improve air quality and decrease excess air moisture in homes. The unit regulates humidity levels; reduces the chance of mold and mildew buildup; completes up to 10 home air exchanges per day; removes unwanted dust, dirt and other allergens from the air; and expels stale air and replaces it with clean, conditioned air. The quiet unit is designed to fit in any room of a house.
The Hygenic Corp.
Wipes and Gel Provide Cooling Pain Relief
Biofreeze Pain Relieving Wipes and Gel
Hygenic Corporation’s Biofreeze Pain Relieving Wipes and Gel feature an integrated cooling technology for pain relief. The singleuse disposable wipes are available in 24-count packs and can be stored in gym bags, first aid kits and purses. The hand gel features a hands-free sponge applicator, which provides an even application on sore joints, knuckles, knees and elbows.