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Handling Incontinence Care for People with Dementia

Handling Incontinence Care for People with Dementia

Dementia is a debilitating condition that can affect just about anyone. As dementia progress in a person, they begin to lose their ability to react quickly. Their memory declines, and they begin to have problems with communication, mobility, and recognizing things that were once familiar. People with the condition also begin to have incontinence problems. With the deterioration of the mind, they sometimes do not realize when their bladder or bowel is full, nor do they have complete control...

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How to Safely Take Your Medication on Time

How to Safely Take Your Medication on Time

If your doctor prescribes medication for a long-term medical condition, it's important that you take your medication exactly as directed. Skipping a dose, waiting too long between doses, or taking your doses too frequently don’t allow the medication to work as intended and can all lead to serious medical issues. If you forget a dose, your symptoms might flare up, or your condition might take a turn for the worse. If you take a second dose too close to...

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Transition from Hospital to Home

Plan Ahead for a Smooth Transition from Hospital to Home

Family members and caregivers play an important role in facilitating healing when a patient is discharged from the hospital and can go home. This task can be daunting, as it often requires specialized equipment and some modifications to the home to help the patient live comfortably and heal safely. Make a list of the things you'll need before you leave the hospital, and prepare your home with the right equipment and supplies. We often take things for granted in our everyday...

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Protect and Wrap Head Wounds with the Right Supplies

Protect and Wrap Head Wounds with the Right Supplies

Head wounds can seem worse than they actually are. They bleed heavily because the scalp and face have many blood vessels sitting close to the skin surface, and the intense bleeding can be alarming to some people. Fortunately, most injuries are not severe and bleeding can be brought under control with simple treatment. Use the right tools and supplies to keep you safe and the wound secure, providing a better chance to heal properly. What You'll Need Be sure to gather all supplies...

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5 Essential Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Power Wheelchairs

5 Essential Upkeep and Maintenance Tips for Power Wheelchairs

It's important to take care of your power wheelchair and accessories: it’s an investment and, most importantly, it provides you mobile freedom, getting you wherever you need to go whenever you need. Here are five tips for maintaining your power wheelchair to ensure it operates and runs smoothly. Keep It Dry Keep your wheelchair dry and away from moisture. You don't want the battery, gears, or other electrical components to get damaged by liquids. If drinks spill on the wheelchair, clean them up right...

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Prevent Pressure Sores to Expedite Patient Recovery

Prevent Pressure Sores to Expedite Patient Recovery

Bedridden or immobile patients are at risk of developing many different complications, including highly dreaded pressure sores. If developed, they can severely diminish the quality of life of the affected patient. The development of pressure sores also leads to an increase in patient care needed, as well as an increase in medical costs. It is estimated that the cost of treating pressure ulcers range from $9 billion to $12 billion annually. Pressure sores, also known as pressure ulcers, develop when patients who are ill...

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Essential Home Safety Tips for Dressing Wounds

Essential Home Safety Tips for Dressing Wounds

Proper in-home care with safe treatment procedures and dressing wounds are essential to ensure that wounds heal better and infections do not occur. Proper wound dressing is a serious matter; precautions must be made to reduce risks of further health complications. Wash Your Hands Being a good in-home caretaker starts with maintaining personal cleanliness. Before you dress or care for any wound, you must make sure your hands, forearms, and any body part that will be around the wound site are properly cleaned. Simply...

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Considerations When Selecting a Power Wheelchair or Scooter

For patients with restricted mobility, wheelchairs and scooters are tickets to freedom. These devices offer a way to get about and travel outside the house or care facility. The right wheelchair or scooter can take them anywhere they want to go: work, school, the grocery store, visiting friends, or maybe catching a concert from their favorite band. Assistive devices and equipment are designed to give people with limited mobility their lives and independence back. Be sure to choose the device...

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Creating a Safe Bathing Environment

Creating a Safe Bathing Environment

When taking care of our own personal hygiene, we don't typically give much thought to each step of the process. However, if an individual is dependent on a caregiver to provide or oversee proper bathing, there are many things to consider such as safety, exposure to bacteria, skin health, wound care, and overall cleanliness. Kansas City Home Medical Supply offers tools and accessories to better ensure your home bathing procedures and environment are safe. A safe setting should be your top priority...

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Benefits of Bed Accessories in Home-Based Patient Care

Benefits of Bed Accessories in Home-Based Patient Care

Home-based patient care is markedly different than hospital-based or healthcare facility-based medical care. In a healthcare facility, there is usually extra personnel on hand to assist patients and other staff, making it easy to offer optimal care. Furthermore, there is plenty of specialized equipment in hospitals that help caregivers assist patients. Care of a patient at home usually involves a single caregiver; there is usually no extra personnel to assist him or her. As such, home-based patient care can become...

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