Archive for January, 2016

The do’s and don’ts of interacting with a wheelchair user

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

Keep these five reminders in the back of your mind when you interact with a wheelchair user to show maximum respect: Talk to, not above: Even if they’re with an able-bodied friend or caretaker, speak directly to the wheelchair user, not just to their peers. Speaking over their head, skirting around eye contact, or ignoring […]

5 Ways You Can Improve Bathroom Safety

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

One of the most dangerous rooms in the home is often the smallest: the bathroom. More falls occur there than in any other part of the house, and the CDC states that one out of every five falls among senior citizens results in serious injury. Since January is Bathroom Safety Month, Valley Home Medical Supply […]

The bathroom doesn’t have to be dangerous

Posted on: January 15th, 2016 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

In January, we celebrate new beginnings, new goals and bathroom safety! That’s right – it’s National Bathroom Safety Month, and we cannot emphasize enough just how important it is to stay safe in this part of the house! Each year, one in three Americans over the age of 65 experience a fall, and of those, […]

5 Ways to be Proactive about Your Incontinence

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 by ValleyHomeMedicalSupplyBlogger

Adult incontinence is not a common discussion around the dinner table. Fortunately, there are some valuable resources that can help you navigate many day-to-day tasks associated with incontinence. Valley Home Medical offers these five tips to help make your days a little bit easier:   Understand how frequently you may need to change.   Most […]