Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2014 Is A Very Important Year For Baby Boomers

2014 is a very significant year because the youngest Baby Boomers will turn 50.  Some of today’s biggest Hollywood heartthrobs have already passed the half century mark.  Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Bono and Sting. 

And this year, the following boomers will celebrate their 50th birthdays: Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Mary Louise Parker, Nicolas Cage, Courtney Love, Calista Flockhart, Russell Crowe, Rob Lowe, Courtney Cox, Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, Don Cheadle, Elle Macpherson, Clive Owen, and Lenny Kravitz.  What are all the above associated with?  Youthfulness, Vitality, and Sexiness. 

As we all age, including celebrities, we will look more to the internet for the latest health care products to keep us healthy and thriving.  About 80 percent of seniors have at least one chronic health condition and 50 percent have at least two.   Arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disorders are some of the leading causes of activity limitations among older people.  Medical Gear For Life is here to help those boomers relieve and care for these ailments.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Need help with selecting a Knee Brace?

Not sure where to start when looking for a knee brace?  You need to first determine what level of support you are looking for in a knee brace.  There are two basic types of knee braces available, Functional Knee Braces and Prophylactic Knee Braces.

The Functional Knee Brace is designed for damaged ligaments such as an ACL tear, a brace is worn in an effort to allow certain activities without having to have surgery.

Prophylactic Knee Braces are used to prevent injuries to the knee.  Athletes in high risk sports will wear these braces to help minimize the risk of sustaining a serious knee injury.

Medical Gear For Life offers a variety of different braces for all types of support options.  Visit our website and browse our wide selection of braces.  Also make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Face Book

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Incontinence! A very sensitive subject for people to talk about.

Incontinence is a highly sensitive subject for most people to talk about.   Having to purchase products at your local supermarket or Walgreen's can be uncomfortable especially for men.  Another challenge of managing incontinence is trying to find the right product to use from the many options that are available on the market.  Medical Gear For Life recommends trying some of the products to determine which ones will fit your needs or the needs of the person you are caring for.  Here is an example of some products that Medical Gear For Life carries.

Air Deodorizers

Product will not only mask strong odors. it also helps to destroys them instantly.  It is non-toxic and biodegradable so its safe for allergy sensitive people.

Male / Female Bed Wetting Alarm

The Small plastic alarm box attaches to shoulder area of the pajamas or t-shirt.  The alarm will generate a highly alerting sound hopefully assuring a quicker response to the alarm by the bed-wetter.  It comes with 2 long-lasting reusable moisture sensing pads.

Disposable Briefs & Underwear

Product is made from a stretchy breathable material that has quiet and soft cloth-like moisture. There are color strands to help identify the back of the brief and they have   a wide super absorbent gel core.

Waterproof Sheeting

Use this product in conjunction with disposable briefs to help keep the bottom sheet from being soiled.  The sheet will withstands institutional use launders easily and dries quickly.

Under-pads - Disposable

They are designed for moderate absorbency needs and they feature a soft breathable top-sheet, absorbent fluff layered tissue, and a polypropylene backing

Incontinence Supplies

Various items include, Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Ointment, Protectant Barrier Cream, Disposable Liners and Comfort Shield Wash Cloths

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dressing Aids Offer Independence

"Hallelujah" the woman said after she found out that she will not have to help her husband Jack get dressed in the mornings as often as she had in the past.  He was just given a Dressing Stick as a birthday present from his youngest daughter.  This will allow more independence for both of them as now Jack can dress on his own each morning.  Jack is paralyzed from the waist down and had always relied on his wife or kids to get dressed each day. 

Medical Gear For Life offers a variety of Dressing Aids for folks with limited range of motion and  who have trouble bending.  Here are some examples;

The tool can be used to pull up pants and skirts, put on jackets and shirts, and can even help remove shocks. 

The Foot Socker provides assistance when donning your socks.  There is a handle to provide firm control as you slide your foot into the sock.  A scooped trough holds the sock open as you slip your foot into the sock.

This product is the easiest way to put on compression hose and it has a patented Heel Guide.  A channel on the inside acts as a heel guide to keep the foot in the perfect position.  It has 3 grip levels to accommodate for different heights and hand sizes.

The shoehorn can adjust from 12 to 30 in length so can be used while standing or sitting.  It is ideal for packing when you travel as it iwll fit in your suit case or overnight bag.

If you have weak or arthritic fingers then you know that there is no more difficult task than buttoning a button.  The product eliminates the stress and frustration by pulling the button or zipper into position.  It also folds to half-length so it will fit into a pocket or purse.