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The Grabber Tool: Your New Favorite Gadget

By |2023-04-05T17:05:13+00:00April 5th, 2023|

What is a grabber tool? A grabber tool, also known as a reach extender, is a lightweight handheld mechanical tool that extends the person's reach. Typically, the grabber tool or reach extender has a pinch-like claw at the end of it with a pull handle or a trigger-like mechanism to make it grab at the [...]

A Walk-in Tub Shower: The Perfect Combo for Seniors

By |2023-04-05T16:52:16+00:00April 5th, 2023|

What is a walk-in tub and shower? As people age, it is common for mobility to become a challenge. Simple tasks like getting in and out of the bathtub can become difficult and dangerous. Fortunately, there is a solution to help seniors maintain their independence while also ensuring their safety: the walk-in tub/shower combo. A [...]

What is a Hospice Caregiver?

By |2022-03-30T22:09:33+00:00February 28th, 2022|

What is hospice? Hospice is end-of-life care that is specifically focused on relieving painful symptoms rather than curative treatment. In order to qualify for hospice care, one has to have been given 6 months or less to live by their doctor. This is necessary since a key component of hospice care is that all attempts [...]

What does it take to be a hospice nurse?

By |2022-03-30T22:10:20+00:00February 28th, 2022|

What is hospice? In order to understand what a hospice nurse does, it is important to understand what hospice care is. Hospice care is end of life care that is given to those with 6 months or less to live. When under hospice care, a patient agrees to stop all curative treatments and focus on [...]

Hospice Care at Home

By |2022-02-10T17:14:21+00:00February 10th, 2022|

  What is hospice care? Hospice care is end of life care that focuses on the home health and comfort of the patient in their last few months of life. In order to qualify for hospice care a doctor has to certify that if the illness or condition runs its course, you will have 6 [...]

Hospice Care

By |2022-03-21T17:20:48+00:00February 10th, 2022|

What is hospice care? Hospice care is end of life comfort care that is offered to those with a terminal illness. Proof of a 6 month life expectancy from a doctor is required before initiating hospice care, as it is only given to terminally ill patients. Hospice care focuses on the quality of life for [...]

Do You Need a Stair Lift?

By |2022-03-30T22:13:12+00:00January 14th, 2022|

What is a Stair Lift? A stair lift is a chair that is on a rail that travels up the length of your staircase. It is motorized, so all the user has to do is get in the chair and press a button. Some people confuse a stair lift and a lift chair, but they [...]

What is a Toilet Seat Riser?

By |2022-03-30T22:15:12+00:00January 14th, 2022|

What is a toilet seat riser? A toilet seat riser is a piece of technology designed to help those with mobility issues, especially the elderly, with sitting on the toilet. It is a raised seat that attaches to the existing toilet seat. A raised toilet seat allows the user to not have to bend down [...]

Medicare and Hospice

By |2022-03-30T22:16:47+00:00January 13th, 2022|

Many families may wonder how they’ll cover the costs of hospice and if their loved one could benefit from the services. If you have Medicare, you may receive assistance through the program.   What is Hospice Care? Hospice care is a type of medical care that helps a patient deal with a terminal illness. The [...]

Garden Carts Taking the Heavy Lifting Out of Gardening

By |2022-03-30T22:20:42+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Gardening is a great way to stay physically and mentally healthy. Persons who choose to age in place may find comfort in tending to a garden that they have grown and taken care of for years. Spending some time gardening allows you to enjoy the fresh air while getting some light exercise and seeing the [...]