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When Obesity Becomes Disability: Coping Strategies for Improved Quality of Life

When Obesity Becomes Disability: Coping Strategies for Improved Quality of Life

Obesity is an insidious disease that comes about through lifestyle behaviors, many of which are learned in early childhood. Over time, excess body weight accumulates to the point where it begins to cause metabolic and mechanical issues, beginning a downward spiral of poor health, limited mobility and reduced quality of life.

Many of the activities[...]

When Obesity Makes it Hard to Get Around: Exploring Bariatric Mobility Aids

When Obesity Makes it Hard to Get Around: Exploring Bariatric Mobility Aids

Most of us lose some degree of mobility as we age, but for the morbidly obese, declining mobility comes on sooner and is often more severe. However, loss of mobility is only one health risk factor faced by the morbidly obese. While weight loss seems to present a simple solution to morbid obesity and its[...]

Why Your Patient or Loved One Needs a Shower Chair

Why Your Patient or Loved One Needs a Shower Chair

Declining health that leads to disability can be challenging and stressful, not just for the patient, but for family members and caregivers as well. Safety becomes a primary concern as a patient’s mobility decreases, especially while using the toilet and bathing where slippery surfaces increase the risk of falls. In fact, according to the National[...]

Do You Need a Mobility Aid, and Which Type is Right for You?

Do You Need a Mobility Aid, and Which Type is Right for You?

Reduced mobility due to injury or aging can take away your independence and affect your overall quality of life. Many people are reluctant to admit when they need the help of a cane, walker or wheelchair. Yet having a mobility aid can reduce your risk of falls and injury while enabling you to move about[...]

The 5 Most Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Rolling Walker

The 5 Most Important Things to Consider Before Buying a Rolling Walker

A walker is an important safety device that can keep you mobile and active while reducing your risk of falling. However, not all walkers are created equal, and certain features are essential if you want to get the maximum use and benefit from your walker.  If you are going to invest in a walker for[...]

The Best Bariatric Home Care Products for Bath and Toilet Safety and Convenience

The Best Bariatric Home Care Products for Bath and Toilet Safety and Convenience

Bariatric patients and their caregivers face unique challenges when it comes to personal care and activities of daily living. Having sturdy equipment designed especially to meet the needs of bariatric patients can make a huge difference when it comes to bathing and toilet use.

Specially engineered bariatric health products are aimed at:

Reducing the risk of[...]
Do You Need a Mobility Aid, and Which Type is Right for You?

Do You Need a Mobility Aid, and Which Type is Right for You?

Reduced mobility due to injury or aging can take away your independence and affect your overall quality of life. Many people are reluctant to admit when they need the help of a cane, walker or wheelchair. Yet having a mobility aid can reduce your risk of falls and injury while enabling you to move about[...]

7 Reasons a Knee Scooter is a Great Choice!

7 Reasons a Knee Scooter is a Great Choice!

Getting around after a leg injury can be a real hassle. Using crutches or a walker is slow and cumbersome, and it places a lot of load on your back, arms and shoulders.

A rolling knee scooter is a great substitute for other adult walking aids, letting you glide along at a faster speed than hobbling or even walking.

Why Hobble,[...]
Using a Portable Commode for Bedside Relief

Using a Portable Commode for Bedside Relief

When you are disabled and have limited mobility, a trip to the bathroom can be an ordeal. Placing a portable commode in your bedroom where it is easy to access can save you from the complications and embarrassment of having to use the toilet.

Whether you need a commode chair for an elderly loved one, or you are[...]

Benefits of a Reclining Fold Up Wheelchair

Benefits of a Reclining Fold Up Wheelchair

For some people, a wheelchair is indispensable, allowing for independent movement and improved quality of life. However, remaining in the same seated position for long hours on end, day after day, can lead to skin lesions, weak abdominal muscles and tight hip flexor muscles. Sitting erect can also put stress on the neck and spine,[...]