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
Aspen Medical Products
Aspen OTS Line
Promote pain relief with non-invasive solution
The Aspen OTS Line is a non-narcotic, non-invasive solution combines the needed level of support and direct independent compression to promote effective pain relief. The patented pull‐through sizing mechanism and highly visible size indicators allow for quick and easy adjustments while the low-profile design enables them to be comfortably and easily worn underneath clothing. Each brace can fit waists ranging from 28‐54 inches and up to 64 inches with the extension panel.
Bluetooth-enabled ventilators allow for lower cost of care
Royal Philips announced the commercial availability of its wirelessly connected Trilogy family of portable ventilators. Now connecting to Philips cloud- based Care Orchestrator patient management application, Bluetooth-enabled Trilogy devices turn medical-grade data into actionable information, delivering it directly to mobile devices or desktops of care providers multiple times per day. This allows for fast and informed clinical decisions including early intervention, which can help avoid unnecessary readmissions and lower cost of care.
International Biophysics Corp.
Fully mobile HFCWO airway clearance device
The AffloVest pioneered mechanical oscillation airway clearance therapy for patients with severe respiratory diseases such as bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis and other neuromuscular diseases. The AffloVest is battery operated and uses Direct Dynamic Oscillation technology that closely mimics hand CPT to help mobilize and clear secretions, allowing for full freedom of mobility during treatment.
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
Universal Cell Phone and Tablet Mounts
Mount cell phone or tablet to medical equipment
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has introduced the Universal Cell Phone and Tablet Mounts to its Power Mobility Accessory line. The universal mount allows the user to easily dock their cell phones or tablets to most scooters, power chairs, and home medical equipment with tubing between .6” – 1.1” in diameter. Equipped with adjustable ball joint, the 360-degree swivel and rotating base allows the device to be positioned at several different angles. The mount is compatible with most leading cell phones and tablet devices.
Back Pain Help
Easily reach hard-to-reach places
The Easy Applicator is ideal for applying your favorite topical gel or cream to those hard to reach places while applying pressure exactly where you need. Designed specifically for the lateral neck area to relieve shoulder and upper back pain, the Easy Applicator can be used on all areas of the back. With a specifically curved handle, the Easy Applicator allows you to apply as much or as little pressure to the area of pain or tension.
Digital Infrared Thermometers
Digital infrared thermometers provide clinical accuracy
HealthSmart International announced a new line of digital
infrared thermometers that keep clinical accuracy at
the forefront of the design. Each thermometer is
equipped with a backlight for low light situations,
memory recall, °F/°C switchable readings, room
temperature measurements and an indicator to
quickly identify fevers. Each thermometer also
delivers readings in a matter of seconds. The
new line includes: non-contact forehead thermometer,
compact ear thermometer, standard
ear thermometer with lens covers and
replacement lens covers for the standard
Natural pain relief through pain blocker
Buzzy is a breakthrough pain blocker that
provides natural pain relief in seconds.
Invented by an emergency pediatrician
and pain researcher, Buzzy
combines a vibrating palm-sized
device with removable
ice wings. Together, ice
and vibration block sharp
sensations, numbing both
directly and for a few centimeters
“downstream” in the
same nerve pathway. Buzzy has been
proven effective for injections, IVs, and
phlebotomy and gives the same pain relief as
Sage Products Inc.
Prevalon Mobile Air Transfer System
New system helps protect nurses during patient transfer
Sage Products launched Prevalon Mobile Air Transfer System (MATS) to
provide nurses with a safe and easy way to laterally transfer their
patients. The system uses a patent-pending, dual-inflation design
method that safely cradles and stabilizes the patient first before
rising on a cushion of air, resulting in an easier and more effective patient
transfer. MATS significantly reduces the cumulative effects of handling thousands
of pounds of weight in multiple patient transfers that nurses routinely
experience throughout a typical shift.
Caps enable any bottle to be used minus spills
Spill Spoiler are plastic caps that fit bottles,
nutrition drinks, sports drinks, teas and
many water bottles to ensure that the
bottles due not spill while in use.
The product comes in three sizes
to accommodate most sized
bottles and have a space for a
straw to fit through. The Original
Spill Spoiler fits many store brand
nutrition drinks while the Spill Spoiler Sport and Spill Spoiler Splash fit most
sport drinks and water bottles. The product is easy to use, with its one piece
construction, and dishwasher safe.
International Biophysics Corp.
AffloVest Offers New Approach to High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation
The AffloVest is a high
frequency chest wall
vest that quietly runs
on batteries to provide
truly portable therapy
that can be billed
takes a new
and using eight,
oscillating motors, which are sewn into the AffloVest in
areas correlating with the anatomy of the lungs. Rather
than use air pressure, the oscillating motors create
percussive waves that help the lungs break up and
move built-up secretions in the airways to help patients
with conditions such as COPD, cystic fibrosis, multiple
sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease or
ALS, quadriplegia and other neuromuscular diseases.