Avacare Medical Blog

What’s It Like for Seniors to Live Alone? You’d Be Surprised

When you imagine an elderly person living alone, what kind of images enter your mind? Perhaps you imagine an old woman sitting in a dark, quiet room, fiddling her fingers and wishing for something to do, somewhere to go, some energy to get up and make herself a hot tea... Surprisingly, there are many senior [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Interviews, Senior Living|0 Comments

Bestseller Medical Products and Why They’re So Popular

In the medical supply field, there are hundreds of types of every product available - and for good reason. Medical needs can vary greatly from one person to the next, so that one pair of gloves can be perfect for one person but useless for another, a diaper can be sufficient for one patient but [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Wheelchair Accessibility Bloopers

   Accessibility, or rather the lack thereof, has become an increasing issue for wheelchair users around the globe. Another prevalent issue, it seems, is that there are a lot of “accessibility” features that turn out to be accessibility bloopers and leave wheelchair users just as stranded as they would have been without them. […]

By | March 29th, 2017|Cool Stuff, Spotlight on: Disability|0 Comments

My Experience as a Caregiver

By Judith Kelly Being a caregiver was the most rewarding part of my life. If any of you out there are passionate about giving and want to dedicate your life to helping others, caregiving is the job for you. The following is the story of how my career started. It was 1997 and I was just about to graduate high school in my [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Guest Posts|0 Comments

Animal Wheelchairs Part I

The use of dog wheelchairs have become very common, but there are many other animals who have been fitted with wheelchairs to help them get around – here we cover the many types of animals out there who are disabled but independent thanks to their cute little (or big and bulky) custom made wheelchairs. […]

By | March 20th, 2017|Cool Stuff, Spotlight on: Disability|0 Comments

International Women’s Day Sale

March 8th is International Women's Day, and we're celebrating at AvaCare Medical by sharing a selection of our hottest women's items - and giving you complimentary savings so you can celebrate, too! Gift yourself or your loved one with one or more of these feminine products. To receive your 10% discount on any of the [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Our News, Sales|0 Comments

Chux or Bed Chucks: Here’s What I Think

By: Jill Ramsey Dealing with incontinence is hard, and finding the right incontinence supplies only makes it more difficult... Why does the spelling of the item also have to be so hard? Can't we just all spell it the same way to make my life just a bit easier? I'm trying to get some disposable sheets to [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Guest Posts, Incontinence|0 Comments

Incontinence Supplies: What Are They?

There are tens of thousands of people today living with an incontinence problem of some sort. Not all conditions are the same; in fact, almost none are the same. There are different types of incontinence, with names like urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, bladder incontinence or stress incontinence. There are also different levels of incontinence, as incontinence [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Guides, Incontinence|0 Comments