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Understanding the Proper Use of Medical Supplies

When my wife was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, I knew that it was time to learn how to help. I started paying more attention to the condition of the house and watching the kids whenever I could. I also talked with her doctor about learning how to use the medical supplies that she had at home, so that I could help her to change IVs and replace bandages. It took awhile to learn, but eventually, I was able to get the process down. The help that I was able to offer my wife meant a lot to her, and I knew that it was because of my understanding of the medical equipment. This blog is all about learning how to use medical supplies.

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Benefits Of Buying A Power Recliner For Your Home

by Amélie Fournier

For some people, the idea of a power recliner does not make sense, but for people with specific medical issues, these chairs can have some significant benefits and make them more independent. There are several different kinds of recliners on the market that can be helpful, so take your time when shopping for one to ensure you get the best one for your needs.

Improving Mobility

Often, people with chronic pain or mobility issues find it hard to get in and out of a chair or sofa, so something as simple as sitting and relaxing can be challenging. One of the benefits of a power recliner that tilts up is that it can make it a lot easier to get in and out of. 

The chair comes up to meet you, so instead of sitting down into the chair, you can back up to it, and the chair will slowly lower and support you to the seated position. When it is time to get up, the power recliner can raise you to a standing position, eliminating the straining to get up and out of the chair. 

For people who live alone and have trouble getting up and down, this simple movement can help you get around and not need someone to help every time you want to get out of the chair. There are also loveseats and sofas that have this feature and are great for an older couple who can benefit from the assistance getting on and off the couch.

Heat and Massage

Some of the power recliners on the market offer additional features like heat and massage functions built into the chair. Heat can be therapeutic for muscles and stiff joints, and the massage features are a great way to help you relax in the chair. Adding these functions to your power recliner is typically going to raise the price of the recliner. Still, in some cases, a doctor's prescription for a recliner like this can convince the insurance company to pay for it, or at least part of the purchase, and make it more affordable.

Heat has been used as a therapy for years, and for many people, it can reduce the pain and inflammation in the spine and other joints in the body. Reducing the pain you are in with heat therapy may make it easier to move around and function daily. Talk to the power recliner distributor in your area about what options are available in the chairs they offer and go into the store to try a few before deciding which chair you are going to buy for your home.

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