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
JRT Electronic Coreless Bath Tissue Dispenser
Programmable sheet lengths
This electronic, coreless bath tissue dispenser automatically dispenses a pre-measured amount of toilet paper when users place their hands under the dispenser. Sensor placements enable the dispenser to be installed on either side of the stall. Users also can obtain bath tissue manually by pushing and turning a knob on the front of the dispenser. In addition, the unit offers a stub roll feature that allows for manual feeding of the tissue. LED lights signal when paper and battery levels are low.(972)281-1200
Drink Without Spilling
A unique thumbs-on grip helps keep the Arthro Thumbs-Up cup steady and reduces the possibility of spilling. The product is designed for people who have decreased grip strength, wrist pain or need to keep the wrist in a neutral position. An ergonomic design increases leverage of the hand and aids in raising the cup to the lips without wrist motion. The cup comes with a plastic lid that has a raised mouthpiece and a small air vent that can be covered to control the flow of liquid. The 8-ounce cup is double walled to protect hands from heat or cold.
Facilitating Healthier Sleeping Environment
FabricTech’s BedLiner and PillowBarrier feature OmniGuard fabric which combines a PolyKnit outer layer and an InnerShield membrane with MiteTight seams to provide comfort and protection from allergens. The breathable outer layer absorbs perspiration and other moisture and wicks it away. The waterproof membrane prevents stains and moisture from reaching the mattress yet allows air to circulate to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew and germs. The seams are rolled and stitched to create a virtually impenetrable shield against allergens and moisture.
Convenient, Stable Couch Tray
The product features a cushion grip handle that provides support in and out of any couch, chair or recliner.
• Attached to the handle is a dual-pivoting tray that rotates 360 degrees.
• The tray includes a cup holder and an extended compartment.
• Super grip feet ensure stability and protect the floor from damage.
Ultimate CouchCane & Tray(435) 755-0453
Information at Your Fingertips
The Q-Logic Drive Control System from Quantum Rehab features a full-color, 2-inch screen that provides users with information such as driving speed, battery condition, odometer information and the time. The system is fully programmable via PC allowing for new levels of customization. A reminder feature allows users to program notifications to remind them to shift weight, take medicine, charge batteries and much more. (866) 800-2002
Open Any Package
The Open-It tool has everything one needs to open any difficult-to-open product packaging. The product combines a cutting tool, a dual-head screwdriver and a retractable cutting blade in one safe and easy-to-use tool. The device easily opens clamshells, toy packaging, boxes, CDs, DVDs, battery compartments and more. (866) 869-7544
Shop N Go Portable Shopping Cart and Dolly
A unique wheel design allows the Shop N Go portable shopping cart and dolly to roll up stairs with ease. The product comes with a durable, removable, all-weather bag. The bag has two zippered pockets and an umbrella holder. It also has a drawstring closure and flap to keep contents dry and protected. The product can hold more than 100 lbs.(800) 377-8033
Your Own Private Nutritionist
The NutriGuide is a portable nutrition calculator that tracks eight essential nutrition values: calories, total fat, saturated fat, fiber, cholesterol, sodium, protein and carbohydrates. The device calculates the daily and weekly percentage of protein, carbohydrates and total fat to provide nutritional averages and nutrition profiles per serving. The product also tracks the six diabetic/dietetic exchanges, ideal for controlling diabetes and to track carbohydrate intake. The calculator includes a database of 10,000 foods/drinks, including 4,500 restaurant foods.
Put a Sock in it!
The Ableware Sock Horn Stocking Horn assists people who have back, hip or knee limitations in putting on hosiery. The aid features a 30-inch long looped handles that are easy to manipulate and reduce the need to bend. Once the sock is loaded onto the aid, the user drops it to the floor (holding onto the long straps) and pokes his/her toes into the sock. With the straps, the user pulls the aid and sock onto the foot. (973) 628-7600
Sani-Dex®ALC and Sani-Hands®for Kids Antimicrobial Alcohol Gel Hand Wipes
Remove dirt and bacteria and kill 99.99 percent of germs with these sanitizing hand wipes. Gel Hand Wipes are FDA Food Code compliant for use prior to meals and for use in meal trays. These easy-to-use wipes are fragrance- and dye-free and contain moisturizing aloe, glycerin and Vitamin E.