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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Compression Gloves

By |2022-03-30T22:22:47+00:00November 29th, 2021|

More than 54 million adults in the United States live with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. These are only persons who have officially been diagnosed. Some believe that if we were to include people who have not been diagnosed but who have symptoms consistent with a diagnosis of arthritis, this number would increase to over 91 million adults. [...]

Why You Should Get A Walk In Tub

By |2022-03-30T22:27:03+00:00November 29th, 2021|

What is a walk in tub? A walk in bathtub is basically a taller bathtub with a door. They tend to be designed with standing or sitting in mind, so they are boxier and usually have seating and a handrail. They were designed for the elderly and disabled, so that they can take a bath [...]

Why You Should Consider Lift Chairs

By |2022-03-30T22:32:07+00:00November 29th, 2021|

What is a lift chair? A lift chair is a chair that can lift its back end to help the person sitting in it get out of a seated position easier. For people with joint issues, back pain, or other issues that can make it difficult to get up from a sitting position out of [...]

Do you need a Shower Chair?

By |2022-03-30T22:33:34+00:00November 10th, 2021|

What is a shower chair? A shower chair is a specifically designed chair for use in a bathroom. Some are equipped with wheels to act as a sort of wheelchair, but others have sturdy, rubber feet, so the chair won’t slip if there’s water on the floor. They are waterproof and resist rust, so they [...]