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.


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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

    GF Health Products

    Wheelchair Positioning Tray

    Wheelchair Positioning Tray

    Easy-to-clean wheelchair tray designed for relaxation

    Ideal for eating, reading and writing while seating in a wheelchair or resting in bed, the new Wheelchair Positioning Tray by GF Health Products has an ergonomic design with contoured cutout and a comfortable beanbag-style base. The tray is easy to clean and includes depressions to place cups or bottles. A convenient carry handle is attached to the tray, which also comes with a washable nylon cover, which provides a zippered small pocket on top and a side pocket.

    • (800) 347-5678

    LifeStation

    Mobile LTE

    Mobile LTE

    Mobile LTE device gives seniors ability to get help from anywhere

    Using a proprietary combination of GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, LifeStation Mobile LTE takes advantage of LifeStation’s monitoring center to provide seniors with the ability to get help from anywhere in the country. The device delivers pinpoint location accuracy, indoors and outdoors, which allow LifeStation care specialists to deliver service as quickly as possible. The device includes a sleek waterproof design, self-test button, user-friendly voice prompts and an intuitive LED display. Mobile LTE integrates with the LifeStation skill on Amazon Alexa.

    • (866) 582-2064

    GF Health Products

    Lumiscope Advanced Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

    Lumiscope Advanced Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

    Blood pressure monitor comes equipped with movement detection, LCD monitor

    Coming back with an updated look, GF Health Products has restocked its Lumiscope Advanced Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. The package includes a monitor, a universal cuff that can fit arm sizes between 8.66 and 17.32 inches, an AC adapter, four AA batteries, a soft carry pouch and an instruction manual. Up to four users can save 99 sets of memory each, which can be accessed via a large, easy-to-read LCD screen. The product has several capabilities, including irregular pulse detection, pulse pressure indication and movement detection. Customers will receive a one-year limited warranty with their purchase.

    • (800) 347-5678

    Convexity Scientific

    Flyp Nebulizer

    Flyp Nebulizer

    Flyp Nebulizer makes user compliance easier

    The Flyp Nebulizer is an all-in-one, pocket-portable nebulizer that increases user compliance with a simplified “Fill, Click, Breath” operation. The device can aerosolize a wide range of medications in order to remove complex operational barriers that impact a variety of treatment regimens. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the Flyp provides up to 10 treatments per charge, and a micro-USB port makes recharging simple and portable.

    • (203) 557-6254

    Dynarex

    Hip Chair with Adjustable Foot Rest

    Dynarex Hip Chair with Adjustable Foot Rest

    Hip Chair allows sitting without bending at hip, reduces stress on joints

    The Dynarex Hip Chair with Adjustable Foot Rest is designed to let patients with arthritis or who have undergone hip or knee surgery sit without bending at the hip, while also reducing stress on joints while entering and exiting the chair. The solid hardwood chair features a vinyl seat and backrest designed for comfort. The vinyl is washable and water-resistant. The footrest has three height adjustments to ensure an ergonomic fit for each patient. The chair can withhold patients up to 300 lbs.

    • (800) 396-2739

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