TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Lift Chairs: Restoring Independence for the Elderly
Aging is an inevitable fact of life. There really is no fountain of youth and there's no way to keep age from finding us. Among the most frustrating aspects of aging is the loss of mobility and independence. Having the ability to remain independent throughout the aging process is a critical for well-being and self confidence.
A lift chair is a wonderful resource for retaining or regaining your independence. With a lift chair, you have the ability to move from a sitting to a standing position without any help from others. Many styles of lift chairs are available, as well as different modes and reclining positions.
Lift chairs works by using a motorized mechanism that lifts your seat with the push of a button. The seat raises high enough to place you in standing position with no effort on your part. Conversely, lift chairs also help you to sit down without losing your balance. A lift chair can remain in its raised position until you are ready to sit; to return to sitting position, simply lean back into the seat and let the lift chair's motor do the rest of the work.
With the many models, styles, and colors available, you can match your lift chair to your current home furnishings. There are also styles available that will take up very little space, so there will be a lift chair perfect for your circumstances regardless of the size of your living space.
Making the decision to purchase a lift chair can feel overwhelming. However, knowing how a lift chair can help to restore your mobility is a major selling point for many owners. Knowing that you will regain your independence and improve your quality of life are the best reasons to consider purchasing your very own lift chair.
Alpine Home Medical carries only the top-of-the-line lift chairs from the best American manufacturers. Come into any store to see our huge selection. Visit www.alpinehomemedical.com/locations to find the location nearest you!
Call or text 801-463-0044 for any questions you have about lift chairs.
Safety Tips for Power Wheelchairs
Alpine Home Medical has been a provider of power wheelchairs for over 21 years. We understand the needs and concerns of those with mobility needs. For those who have difficulty getting around, a power wheelchair can be the most important piece of medical equipment. For a smooth transition into using a power wheelchair, it’s good to familiarize yourself with a few basic safety precautions. You should start by familiarizing yourself with your new chair and all the features it has to offer.
One of the best ways to start is by reading your owner’s manual. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the safe operation of your new wheelchair. Also, learn how to adjust it to make it comfortable and fit your needs.
Get into the habit of always turning the power control off when the chair is not in use. The power should also be off when you are transferring in and out of the chair and when you are re-charging the battery.
If your power chair comes with a seat belt, always use it. The seat belt will prevent you from accidentally falling off the seat. Keep the battery fully charged so the chair is always ready to use. You may want to charge it every night.
After learning to maneuver your chair around inside your home, you can have greater mobility by using it outdoors as well. Extra precautions need to be taken to avoid falls, especially if there are any uneven places nearby. Avoid heavy traffic areas and make sure others can see you by using a flag. Keep your chair in good condition by having repairs performed promptly.
Alpine Home Medical strives to provide the best service for our patients and will always go above and beyond for you. Call or text Alpine Home Medical at 801-463-0044 to see how we can best help you.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
FREE POC Battery
Did you know that you can get an extra battery for free when you purchase any portable oxygen concentrator (POC) from Alpine Home Medical? POCs make traveling a breeze and they are even allowed on airplanes!
Don't allow yourself to miss out on some of life's greatest moments because you have a lug heavy oxygen tanks around. Come into Alpine Home Medical and we'll get you hooked up with a new POC. Come in before March 31st, 2019 and we'll even give you an extra travel battery for FREE!!!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
New Website For Compression
DO YOUR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS LOOK LIKE THIS?
IF SO, ALPINE HOME MEDICAL HAS CREATED A NEW WEBSITE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ORDER YOUR COMPRESSION STOCKINGS ONLINE!
YOU CAN ALSO SHOP ALL THINGS MEDI COMPRESSION ON ALPINEMEDI.COM. ALL YOUR COMPRESSION NEEDS CAN NOW BE FOUND ONLINE. VARICOSE VEINS? WE CAN HELP WITH THAT! LOOKING FOR RUNNING COMPRESSION-TIGHTS? WE'VE GOT THEM! HOW ABOUT A BUSINESS SOCK THAT ALSO PROVIDES COMPRESSION? YOU GUESSED IT, IT'S ON ALPINEMEDI.COM AS WELL.
THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT ALPINE HOME MEDICAL IS PROVIDING A BETTER CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019
Free Vein Screening
Many men and women suffer from the nagging pain of unsightly varicose veins. Celebrate this Valentine’s with your sweetheart by joining IVC and Alpine Home Medical on February 2nd, 2019 for a special day of free screenings. If you suffer from leg or pelvic pain, you NEED to be here.
Did you know?
SEE YOU THERE!!!
- Over 40 million Americans suffer from varicose veins.
- 72% of women and 42% of men suffer from varicose vein disease.
- Up to 30% of women who suffer from chronic pelvic pain may actually have a condition called pelvic venous insufficiency.
- It is estimated that up to 25% of patients who are diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome may suffer from pain related to varicose veins.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019
Alpine's Complete Water Softener Salt Service
DON'T be embarrassed about needing help with your water softener. Even big tough guys don't like lifting all that heavy salt... Alpine Home Medical is dedicated to serving you far beyond fulfilling your medical equipment needs.
If you live in the Salt Lake area, give us a call at (801) 463-0044 and we'll set an appointment to quickly get out to your house. Our friendly drivers will deliver the salt, navigate your treacherous basement stairs, load up your salt tank, and dispose of the mess. No more trips to the store - No more hauling 50 lb. bags - NO MORE HASSLE!