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5 Perfect gift ideas for your elderly parents, grandparents, and elder relatives for this Holiday Season!

It’s that magical time of the year – when you miss your loved ones more than usual, when you scour travel websites to make plans to see them, and when you look for just the right gifts to express your feelings. It’s can be easy to shop for kids and younger relatives and friends, but what do you get for your elderly parents, your grandparents, your older relatives? We believe the best gifts for them are things that make a difference to their everyday lives and keep them safe and healthy. So here’s what we personally recommend: 1. Gifts to...

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#1 Best Wheelchair Cushion in the USA

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#1 Best Wheelchair Cushion in the USA

PRS Medical's PURAP Cushion, with its patented 3D Flotation Technology, was rated the Best Wheelchair Cushion.  The impartial rating agency, Ezvid Wiki, which does not accept any paid sponsorships from brands, rated the PURAP Cushion as the best wheelchair cushion available to consumers in the United States.  PRS Medical uses the latest technologies to manufacture the best cushions for those seeking comfort, lowest pressures, and protections against bedsores.

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Adjustable Beds are Increasing in Popularity

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Many of us associate adjustable beds with hospitals.  Some of us (probably in a certain age group) are increasingly bringing those adjustable beds into our homes.  The Wall Street Journal recently reported that these "hospital beds [have] become one of the hottest products in the US furniture industry."  These adjustable beds are expensive but won't be disappearing soon.  The retailers have strong financial incentives to stock their showroom floors with these beds.  The adjustable beds may have certain advantages over the traditional, flat beds.  However, lying at an incline will likely increase pressures on a person's bottom and decrease comfort for some...

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Bed Sores and Hospice Care

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In the U.S., hospice care seems to have become synonymous with end of life care.  Many people choose hospice care to spend their last days at home, and the hospice care team provides care and support to the patient and the patient's loved ones.  Research data seems to support the benefits of hospice care and the improved quality of life during this period. Pain relief and palliative care are primary goals during hospice.  With respect to bed sores, which are common among hospice care patients, should pharmacological pain relief be the primary method?  Pressure relief on bed sores, using products proven to lower...

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Prices of Beds to Prevent or Treat Bed Sores

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It's 2015.  I just found out that my mom has bed sores.  I google "bed sores" and find such horrible pictures that I am now scared.  My mom's bed sores do not look like those pictures on the internet (yet?).  Will they get worse?  When?  How do I help my mom?  Is there anything out there?  If so, how much do they cost?  Oh my goodness... I go back to my computer and start my research.  My mom needs a new bed that lowers pressures to her bottom.  There are a bunch of beds and stuff that claim to help prevent...

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