Category: Daily Living Aids

Crutches vs Knee Scooters: Which is Better for You?

Crutches vs Knee Scooters: Which is Better for You?

If you’re struggling with limited mobility following a surgical procedure or foot injury, you could benefit from using a mobility aid. Crutches and knee scooters are two popular aids that can help you move around more easily while you recover. Let’s look at how they work and compare their advantages to help you decide the best option for your situation. Crutches Crutches are supportive devices to assist walking when recovering from surgery or foot injuries. They typically consist of two stick frames you lean on while walking, transferring weight from your legs to your upper body. By providing stability and support, crutches help you move

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Breath Easy—The Debate Between Nebulizers and Inhalers for COPD and Asthma

Breath Easy—The Debate Between Nebulizers and Inhalers for COPD and Asthma

The debate between the efficiency of inhalers and nebulizers is not something new to the medical world. While both these devices share the common goal of administering medication directly to the lungs, their mechanisms and applications diverge significantly. If you are wondering what is the difference between nebulizers and inhalers, then this article will assist you by dissecting their pros and cons. Nebulizers Nebulizers are devices that convert liquid medication into a fine mist or aerosol, allowing patients to inhale the medication directly into their lungs. Typically powered by electricity or batteries, nebulizers are commonly used for individuals who may face challenges using handheld inhalers.

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Helpful Dining Aids for Patients with Alzheimer’s

If your patient or loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s is experiencing a reduction in caloric intake due to a decreased appetite or loss of hand-eye coordination, getting a daily dose of healthy nutrition can be a real struggle. Fortunately, there are dining aids that can help stimulate the individual’s appetite while making coordination efforts easier for fewer spills and drops. From adaptive dinner plates to nosey cups, we will highlight the features that could make a dramatic difference at your next meal as well as where to find them in Roswell, Georgia. Nosey CupsDrinking from a cup can be a tricky process when you suffer

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5 Tips to Make Your Home More Handicap Accessible

If a recent injury or surgery has reduced your mobility or balance, your home or office can suddenly seem unsafe with crowded hallways and slippery hard surfaces. The good news is these small handicap accessible changes can make getting around safer and more enjoyable for all.  In the HallwayWhile hallway tables, shelves, and cabinets are convenient for storing items or organizing a collection of shoes and umbrellas, cluttered hallways can make entering or passing through the home a variable obstacle course for wheelchairs. One way to reduce the stress of trying to safely get around the house while using mobility aids is to clear out

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Running with compression socks on

Which Compression Level is Right for You?

Compression socks have been known to carry such benefits as reducing the risk of developing DVTs, preventing varicose veins, and even improving athletic performance. Whether you are new to selecting compression wear or you have always wondered if you are purchasing the right amount of compression for your health and activities, this guide can help you purchase the items that are right for you. What is mmHg?Millimeters of mercury or mmHG is used to measure pressure. This includes taking your blood pressure or checking the level of pressure in your compression garments. In compression socks, you will find anywhere from 8-15 mmHg to 40-50 mmHg

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What You Need to Have Ready for Your Telemedicine Appointment

Due to the pandemic, telemedicine appointments are being used to diagnose and treat a wider range of symptoms and illnesses than ever before. Patients who fall into the high-risk category for developing serious complications when exposed to infection as well as those who require ongoing routine visits for managing certain illnesses often rely on telemedicine to stay connected to their physicians and receive proper care. Before each appointment, here is what you will need to maximize your time spent with your medical team and receive the most effective treatment plan for your healthcare needs. Medical Records & Completed Clinic FormsThe first thing your physician will

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A mom is sitting on the floor of a bathroom with her toddler

7 Essential Safety Items Parents of Young Children Should Own

Once you have children, your home can suddenly seem like a house of hazards instead of the safe environment in which you want to raise a family. But, don’t stress. Your hard surfaces and dangerous products are no match for these products that can prevent accidents and give you the relaxing vibe you need to focus on cherishing each moment of this precious time in your life. 1. Two Words – Non-Slip SocksHave a shoes-off rule in your home? When worn outside, shoes can track dirt, germs, and allergens throughout the home creating more cleaning work for Mom and Dad. The downside of leaving your

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A man in a wheelchair is using a reacher in the kitchen.

7 Tools to Help ALS Patients Suffering From Muscle Weakness

Significant muscle weakness due to ALS or other medical conditions can turn everyday tasks into a struggle. You may also notice more stiffness or discomfort and eating may become more challenging. If this sounds familiar, these seven tools can help! Achieve a higher degree of independence, comfort, and confidence with these supportive aids. Why Buy These Items From Northside Medical Supply?First, our medical supply store in the quaint town of historic Roswell is well-stocked with only the top brands and quality you can trust. Second, you will find our team is always ready to assist you with questions and related suggestions to help you find

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Adaptive meal utensils and plate

Tools That Encourage Better Nutrition in Patients With Alzheimers and Brain Injuries

Ensuring proper nutrition can be a challenge for those suffering from such illnesses as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, or brain injuries. The issue could a lack of interest or a reduction in coordination and depth perception skills. Our adaptive dinnerware and kitchen items can encourage your loved one or patient to build better eating habits, lower the risk of spills, and allow the individual to find renewed empowerment during the dining experience. Adaptive DinnerwareIf your patient or loved one has difficulty picking up or maintaining a grip on the average dining utensils or cups, he or she is not alone. These can become frustrating tasks for

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7 Holiday Travel Essentials no Trip Should be Without!

While planning your holiday weekend getaways and relative stays, be sure you are prepared for whatever comes your way with these travel essentials! There are some items that should always be included in your packing and trip purchases. Find out which items made this list that you may be missing! Safety First! Staying safe from potentially harmful germs and preventing the sharing of those viruses with others in the community means keeping face masks, gloves, thermometers, and hand sanitizer on hand at all times. At Northside Medical Supply, we keep all products in stock and ready for quick no-contact curbside pickup that is available with each

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