As you all probably know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mothers play such a key role during our lives simply because they are our natural primary caregiver. However, the older they get the more we become their caregiver. One way we can offer our care to our mother, grandmother, or loved one is by Freedom Alert. Freedom Alert is a wearable device that allows your loved one to contact 911, you, or any other programmed numbers during an emergency. This is a gift you can purchase that doesn’t only benefit the person who wears Freedom Alert, but the person who gives the gift as well. It offers peace knowing that your loved one can contact help at anytime. Facebook Post
Have you ever noticed when a caregiver goes to offer assistance to an elderly person, they often reject help? This could be for a number of reasons! However, the most likely cause of this is the simple reason that elderly people do not want to be dependent on someone or something. Most elderly people were raised in a generation where if you wanted something done you did it yourself. The majority still feel this way, although their body disagrees.
Most caregivers today have realized this and taken it into consideration! It is good to give elderly people their space, and make them feel independent!
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Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8-5 and emergency call on the weekends. Still just call our 580-332-3353 number and leave a message if you are having issues with equipment. We have someone on call that will return your call. We are open during lunch hour for your convenience as well!
Have a great day !!
Caregivers need care too and there are some helpful websites out there to give you support as well. Please take time to rest, refresh and read about what you can do to get support. There’s a lot of caregivers that need each other to get through and a care group has the same likeminded people in it. Keep up the good fight and keep running the race!
Some of my runner friends and I went to Dallas this weekend for the Allstate Hot Chocolate Run! It was a lot of fun and we had a great weekend. It was very brisk that morning and the wind on the last over pass was brutal. However, one of my friends was supporting the Blue Cross Blue Shield neck wrap. I hope everyone has a great week and stay warm !!
Caregiver, how could you even put a definition attached to this…
They are someone’s everything. Are you someone’s everything? Everything is broad but not limited too. Thanks to all the someone’s everything out there that takes care of someone’s everything!
Our family enjoyed Christmas at Walt Disney World this year and I loved seeing all the handicap accessible options! I would be walking around identifying wheelchair brands or power chair brands. Can you tell I work in the medical equipment business! I would point out a chair or a scooter to the kids and then every once in a while, they would say, “have you seen one like that”. It was a great trip. I took this picture and sent it to the staff! I captioned it, “How many doctors orders would this take”. That is just part of setting equipment on our patients is the paperwork required.
Come in and see what our fleet looks like at Equip Care and get your Everest and Jennings wheelchairs. They are American Made by http://gograhamfield.com/ check them out!
With the cold temperatures and trying to stay warm in your home, please remember the safety rules for home oxygen.
Never smoke while using oxygen and warn visitors not to smoke near you when you are using oxygen.
Put up No-Smoking signs. Those can be given out at our location.
Stay at least 5 feet away from open flames including lighted cigarettes, gas stoves, candles, lighted open fireplaces or other heat sources.
Do not use any flammable products like grease, oils, aerosol sprays or any petroleum based lubricants or personal hygiene products while using your oxygen.
Lastly, but not limited too…Have a fire extinguisher close by and you may wish to notify your fire department and let them know that you have oxygen in your home.
Stay warm !
Proud of the staff for working hard for this !! Looking forward to 2018 with this great staff ! Also, looking forward to serving our great customers and helping them with their medical equipment needs !