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
Antiseptic Hand Wash Provides Long-lasting Germ Protection
Healthpoint’s Ultracept hand wash is designed to control germs for up to six hours and provides increased levels of antimicrobial protection with repeated use. The antiseptic product contains ethyl alcohol, which kills germs immediately, and uses Viacydin technology, which makes it last for six hours. Ultracept can be used safely on children 2 years and older with adult supervision.
Safe Life Co.
Respirator Filters Harmful Airborne Particles
A400 Series N95 Respirator
Safe’s Life’s A400 Series N95 Respirator features an EPA-registered, solidstate antimicrobial that filters airborne particles from the top, bottom and sides of the mask. The comfortable, breathable product removes at least 95 percent of airborne particles that contain viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. The NIOSH-certified respirator is designed to look and feel like a surgical mask, and is available in small/medium and medium/large sizes.
Northern Light Technologies Inc.
Receive Light Therapy at Home or Work
BOXelite Bright Light Therapy System
The BOXelite Bright Light Therapy System from Northern Light Technologies provides light therapy for those with sleep, circadian rhythm and season affective disorders. The 13x19-inch light panel provides 10,000 lux lighting. The unit’s height-adjustable legs offer multiple height and angle options, including a downward angle. The product is designed for use at home or the office.
Combination Dressing Stick and Shoehorn
Dressing Stick/Shoehorn Makes Dressing and Undressing Easier
The Combination Dressing Stick and Shoehorn from Maddak consists of a dressing stick on one end and a shoehorn on the other. The dressing stick has an extra large angled hook designed to hold and pull clothing. The stick has two pushers — one that is small and flat and another that is large and curved — to remove clothing and shoes.
Meno Trigger Grip Tongs
Tongs’ Ergonomic Design Reduces Fatigue
The Meno Trigger Grip Tongs’ design provides relief of hand pain and fatigue to people with arthritic or weak joints. The tongs are available in 9-inch and 12-inch lengths and can be used with both right and left hands. Made of stainless steel, the tongs also have silicone tips that are easy to clean and can withstand up to 500-degree temperatures. The tongs are available in red, orange and black. (888) 282-0797
Contour Wedge Relieves Back Pain
The Contour BackMax matches the natural curvature of the spine and has dual soothing massage components, medical-grade support foam, a removable neck roll, a full-fleece cover and a carrying case. The multiple positions of the BackMax improve circulation and effectively prop up and support the back, neck and head. The BackMax uses a hinge system that zips and unzips to use wedges separately or together.
Wedge System Supports, Massages Body
The BackMax is a multipurpose wedge system that matches the natural curvature of the spine and can be manipulated into a variety of configurations. It provides comfort and relief for the back, hips, legs and feet and improves circulation. It has dual soothing massage components. Other features include:
• Medical-grade support foam.
• A fleece cover.
• Includes a carrying case.
Booth Number: 757
Take This Walker on a Plane, Train or Automobile
The Metro Walker’s patented design and quick release mechanism folds it into the size of an umbrella, letting it fit into an airline overhead bin or suitcase easily.
• The walker has front wheels.
• It has easy glide feet.
• It also has a patented height-adjustment mechanism.
Booth Number: 514
Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
Paraffin System Soothes and Smoothes
The HealthTeam Paraffin Heat System provides heat and intense moisture to dry skin. The system can be used on hands, feet and elbows and has a thermostat to monitor wax temperature. It holds up to six pounds of wax and is UL listed. The heat system includes a paraffin mitt, bootie and plastic hand and foot liners.
HandyTube Gives Caregivers a Hand with Patients
Liko’s new Stat HandyTube is designed to assist caregivers in repositioning, turning or performing lateral transfer maneuvers with patients. The device is offered in three sizes: short, long and wide. The wide model features sewn-on handles to provide extra grip when a single caregiver wants to turn or reposition a patient in bed. Certain models feature sewn-on pockets or loops in order to assist with specific caregiver tasks. (888) 545-6671