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 itself.


ABM Respiratory Care

BiWaze Cough

BiWaze Cough

Respiratory system combines therapies to clear lungs

BiWaze Cough is the respiratory therapy system that combines multiple therapies of assisted cough and lung expansion along with high-frequency oscillation. BiWaze Cough breaks up and then removes mucus from the lungs by applying positive air pressure (inhale) to the airway and then rapidly shifting to negative air pressure (exhale). After exhale, the pause phase allows the patient to rest before the next cough cycle. BiWaze Cough can provide positive pressure during the pause phase creating a higher mean airway pressure, increasing the Functional Residual Capacity post exhale and providing a more comfortable therapy for the patient.


    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

    Digital Heating Pad

    Digital Heating Pad

    Heating pad offers six settings

    The Digital Heating Pad provides comfortable and fastacting dry or moist heat within seconds. Using six heat and time settings, users can adjust the pad to their individual needs for maximum results. The machine-washable heating pad is lightweight, flexible and soft to conform to any part of the body. The pad’s other features include an internal absorbent sponge for quick and safe moist heat, a portable tote bag and elastic fastening strap, a digital display with an on/off switch, temperature and timer control and indicator light.

    • (877) 224-0946

    Sunset Healthcare Solutions

    BOLT Clean Air System

    BOLT Clean Air System

    Technology takes new approach for safer indoor air

    The BOLT Clean Air System is a 360° commercial unit that utilizes UVC light to provide real-time air sanitation and protection against viruses such as Covid-19 — while people are in the room. It cleans indoor air 60 times an hour at maximum efficiency, covering 600 square feet (approximately 15 ft. radius). BOLT’s continuous and comprehensive germicidal UVC disinfection kills 99.9 percent of viruses while patients, clients and caregivers remain indoors.

    • (877) 578-6738

    Blue Chip Medical Products Inc.

    EZ Turn

    EZ-Turn

    Device helps patients turn for pressure redistribution and reduced pressure injury

    When the patient is unable to turn without assistance, the caregiver and patient are at greater risk of injury. The EZ-Turn helps caregivers off-load the patient’s weight while the rounded shape and turning handles provide control to easily and safely reposition the patient. EZ-Turn provides patient comfort and security and can help prevent injury for both the patient and caregiver. Made in the USA. The core is constructed from high-density CertiPUR-US foam. Latex-free and fire retardant. The EZ-Turn is upholstered in heavy-duty anti-microbial medical grade vinyl with a double-stitched cover and cleans easily.

    • (800) 795-6115

    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

    HurryCycle Exercise Pedaler

    HurryCycle Exercise Pedaler

    Exercise device helps patients stay active while in the home and can be moved easily around the household

    Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare’s HurryCycle Exercise Pedaler is designed to stand independently and can be moved with the pole handle to prevent falls caused by bending over to adjust or move the device. The pole handle also includes an adjustable tension knob that accommodates any fitness level. The electronic display tracks workout progress stats like time, count, calories, and reps per minute. Other features include handle foam grip, non-slip rubber pads, lightweight and compact design, and tool-free assembly.

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    Echosens

    FibroScan

    FibroScan

    A non-invasive technology that quickly provides a quantitative assessment of liver stiffness and fat at the point of care. FibroScan-based scores can be used to rule out the need for further assessment, like a liver biopsy, saving time and resources for people who don’t need more assessment for end-stage liver disease.


      Turboforte

      Turboforte

      Turboforte

      Turboforte Lung and Airway Physio Device

      The simple-to-use, lightweight, pipe-shaped respiratory physiotherapy device is designed to help promote and maintain bronchial hygiene by vibrating the airways, which loosens mucus from the airway walls. A stainless steel ball inside the device oscillates when used, and once its oscillatory frequency matches the natural frequency of the patient’s chest wall and abdomen, it produces resonance, which, in turn, enhances sputum clearance.

      • (866) 995-5946

      3B Medical Inc

      Lumin Wand

      Lumin Wand

      Lumin Wand Also Disinfects N95 Masks

      The Lumin Wand is a germicidal UVC disinfecting device designed to help consumers and small businesses sanitize surfaces without chemicals. Now the FDA has granted an Emergency Use Authorization to use 3B Medical Inc.’s Lumin UVC system on N95 respirators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Germicidal UVC output to disinfect items such as kitchen and bathroom countertops, keyboards and phones. It includes a five-hour battery, built-in proximity sensor, and an accelerometer to ensure safe operation.

      • (863) 226-6285

      SoClean

      SoClean Device Disinfector

      Device Disinfector

      The SoClean Device Disinfector kills 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria* on smartphones and other everyday items, in minutes. The unit Users drop their high-touch items into the chamber, close the lid, and let it get to work automatically. The device works on the user’s schedule with five-, 10- and 20-minute cycles. In just a matter of minutes, users’ items are ready for them to handle. The Device Disinfector fits multiple items in the chamber — and its sleek design aims to complement any countertop or dresser. The Device Disinfector has easy-view indicator lights to let users know when their items are fresh and ready to use, and features a USB port for charging their electronic devices before or after use. (*The Device Disinfector is effective at killing 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria on many items at the longest cycle time, according to the company.

      • (800) 747-1030

      SoClean

      SoClean Air Purifier

      Air Purifier

      Designed for individual rooms and personal spaces, the SoClean Air Purifier, produces cleanroom-quality air. The SoClean Air Purifier, featuring Celios Advanced Air Purification Technology, eliminates up to 99.99999 percent of airborne viruses, bacteria, and allergens before you breathe them in. And if your pet had an unfortunate mishap or you accidentally burned dinner, just move to the offending spot and the smell is replaced with clean, fresh air.

      • (800) 747-1030

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