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
OneTouch™ Can Opener
No sharp edges
Open all standard-sized, round cans with one touch of a button. This automatic can opener is designed for people with weak or infirm hands. The product "walks" around the can and switches off automatically. The contemporary design suits any kitchen décor. The patented technology eliminates sharp edges, twisting and pulling.
Uplift Technologies Inc.
Uplift Power Seat
This electric-powered lifting cushion helps users up from a seated position. The Power Seat supports 100 percent of the user’s body weight. The product features a memory-foam cushion, a waterproof cover and a weight capacity of up to 300 lbs.Uplift Technologies
Health Care Logistics
Provides consistent location
This molded plastic tray holds hearing aids, eyeglasses and dentures. The tray provides a consistent location where these items can be easily stored and keeps them visible and accessible at all times. The easy accessibility encourages the use of sensory aids and decreases the risk of falls that occur when aids are not in use.
Ableware Press-On One-Handed Nail Clipper
This easy-to-use nail clipper was designed for clients with difficulty grasping and manipulating small, handheld implements. With one-handed use, the product encourages independence in hand grooming. A heavy-duty, straight-edged nail clipper is attached to an extra-wide and extra-long base that provides stability. The press-on lever is easy to manipulate and requires minimum pressure to activate. Rubber feet ensure stability.
The HubScrub Co.
HubScrub Model 20/50
The model 20/50 wheelchair cleaning system is designed for larger wheelchairs, geri chairs, carts and equipment. Features include complete infection control, multiple rotating spray nozzles with up to 50 psi per spray nozzle, under carriage spray, parts cleaning and spray gun attachment for miscellaneous cleaning. The unit is portable and has automated self-maintenance functions.
What Clients Will Love: A stainless steel bar with a soft, non-slip hand grip slides into car door latches for secure assistance
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Parsons ADL Inc.
Padded Transfer Belt
What Clients Will Love: Three sizes plus plastic side release or auto-style buckles give users a choice for safer transfers
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What Clients Will Love: Hands-free, sanitary flushing is as easy as stepping on a pedal
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Stretch Out Strap
OPTP offers the Stretch Out® Strap which delivers the benefits of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching without a partner. This type of stretching combines isotonic, isometric and prolonged stretch. The strap has a double-stitched series of loops for hands and feet that allow users to work progressively into a stretch.
Easy Grip-In Mugs
What Clients Will Love: Unique design makes gripping easy
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