Avacare Medical Blog

Best Incontinence Products for 2020

Whether you have recently started experiencing incontinence problems, or have been living with them for a long time, one of the most important considerations is which incontinence products to buy. It can be hard deciding which products best suit your needs and lifestyle, and people often take a while trying out different products until they [...]

By | 2019-12-27T11:54:23+00:00 July 31st, 2019|Guides, Incontinence, Our News|Comments Off on Best Incontinence Products for 2020

6 Steps to Making Your Home Senior Friendly

When updating your house to make it senior-friendly, there are several things to consider. These include kitchen conveniences, bathroom fixtures, and much more. There are many options you can find on the internet which, together with your novel ideas, can prepare a lovely home for your loved ones. Not everyone has the luxury of designing [...]

By | 2020-01-16T11:35:16+00:00 January 16th, 2020|Bathroom Safety, Bedroom Safety, Guest Posts|Comments Off on 6 Steps to Making Your Home Senior Friendly

The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

Cancer treatment is a long and unpleasant process, and, unfortunately, it doesn't end with the stay in the hospital. The ordeal continues and is compounded by the financial burden that many sufferers have to carry during their battle with cancer. The list of unexpected costs for cancer care is endless. It goes beyond treatment, and [...]

By | 2020-01-15T10:09:08+00:00 January 15th, 2020|Bedroom Safety, Caregiving, Daily Living Aids, Guest Posts|Comments Off on The Unexpected Costs of Cancer Care

Winning the Smaller Battles: Life After Surviving Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis is one of the most overwhelming and devastating experiences you can face in life. Once you begin your cancer treatment, it’s only natural that you can’t wait for it to be over, but the irony is that once treatment is complete, many cancer survivors aren’t sure how to get back to [...]

By | 2020-01-07T15:18:30+00:00 January 8th, 2020|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Winning the Smaller Battles: Life After Surviving Cancer

5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

Caregiving is a truly noble profession that, when done right, can have a lasting positive impact in the lives of one’s patients. However, becoming an effective caregiver requires more than just completing a course and attaining certifications. Aspiring caregivers should master a wide variety of both technical and soft skills in order to do fulfill [...]

By | 2020-01-07T09:27:23+00:00 January 7th, 2020|Caregiving, Guest Posts|Comments Off on 5 Crucial Skills for Caregivers

How to Manage Urinary Incontinence in an Adult-Care Facility

Urinary incontinence is a common condition among elderly patients. Patients with incontinence typically have a lower quality of life, with increased rates of depression and mental and sexual impairment.With the rise in aging adults requiring residential care in United States, this condition cannot be ignored. In this article we aim to describe how to manage [...]

By | 2020-01-01T09:10:12+00:00 December 31st, 2019|Guest Posts, Incontinence|Comments Off on How to Manage Urinary Incontinence in an Adult-Care Facility

Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 326,000 hip replacements were performed in the US during the year 2010. This shows how common this intense procedure has become. Between 2000 and 2010, the age distribution of patients involved in this surgery changed significantly with the number increasing for younger groups and [...]

By | 2019-12-26T12:49:21+00:00 December 24th, 2019|Senior Living, Wheelchairs|Comments Off on Do I Need a Wheelchair After Hip Replacement?

Looking For A Nebulizer? Here’s What You Need To Know!

When looking for nebulizer, there are several things you need to get right. Doing so will help you reap the maximum benefits and also avoid possible complications. But what is it, and how does it work? The nebulizer is a drug delivery device that converts liquid drugs into mist, which are inhaled into the lungs. [...]

By | 2019-12-17T12:58:49+00:00 December 17th, 2019|Guest Posts|Comments Off on Looking For A Nebulizer? Here’s What You Need To Know!

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly

As we age, so do our bodies, meaning our balance and mobility decrease and it’s easier to fall. Studies have shown that making your bathroom more senior accessible is important since there is a greater chance for falls. Considering a good portion of daily life is spent in the bathroom it should be in any [...]

By | 2019-12-09T10:01:14+00:00 December 9th, 2019|Bathroom Safety|Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Bathroom Senior-Friendly

Best Hospital Mattresses for Home Health Care

Around one-fourth of all falls in the healthcare environment are falling from bed. For every fall, there is a solution that can lower the probability. However, being a primary caregiver, it sometimes becomes difficult to balance. One thing that you can provide to patients with restricted mobility or health problems is a night of sound [...]

By | 2019-11-21T09:23:52+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Bedroom Safety|Comments Off on Best Hospital Mattresses for Home Health Care

Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair

What is a Shower Chair? A shower chair (also known as a tub seat, bath chair, or various other names) is a water resistant chair that may or may not include a backrest and armrest. This type of durable medical equipment usually features a slip-resistant seat as well as rubber or suction cup-style feet to [...]

By | 2019-11-27T10:14:27+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Bathroom Safety, Guides, Senior Living|Comments Off on Shower Chair Guide: Choosing and Using the Best Shower Chair