7 Essential Bathroom Equipment for the Elderly
Physical challenges coupled with a dangerous environment increase the risk of falls among the elderly. Though bruises and fractures are common, thousands of seniors die from falls and injuries sustained in the bathroom. As a result, many seniors become reluctant to use the restroom. Fortunately, there are ways to make the bathroom easier and safer to use. Special bathroom equipment designed for seniors can reduce the risk of falls and increase independence.
Keeping Our Seniors Safe This Winter
Aging makes us more vulnerable to many things, especially in the winter. Cold temperatures, such as hypothermia (low body temperature), frostbite, and falls, challenge seniors. Senior citizens can lose body heat much faster than younger adults and are often unaware of lost body heat, which can be very dangerous. Hypothermia, or a body temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, can cause health problems.
A Primer on Biofeedback Therapy
Biofeedback is a therapy to measure your body’s response to key functions with the help of sensors. This information helps you learn more about how your body works, gives you control over body functions, and insights into health conditions. Learn all about biofeedback therapy at HPFY.
5 Ways to Rethink Your New Year's Resolutions
If achieving that goal was easy, the magazines you see while standing in line at the grocery store wouldn't be taunting you with the same attention-grabbing headlines year after year: “NEW YEAR, NEW BODY!” “DROP 2 SIZES BY VALENTINE’S DAY!”, “RING IN THE NEW YEAR & LOSE 10 LBS EVERY WEEK!” Those magazines are known as an impulse buy, something that you didn't necessarily go into the store to purchase, and they are designed to attract the attention of a captive audience. There's not much you can do while you're waiting there in line, but if that headline speaks to you, you will put that magazine in your cart.
6 Stress Busters For A Happy Holiday Season
Stress always seems to mount during the holiday season. While it should sound like fun to decorate your home, bake some holiday treats, or make plans to see family and friends, let's face it, these all add to the things we do every day, which makes everything that much more stressful. So, what can we do to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year?
Top 5 FSA Eligible Breathing Tools
Any balance left in an FSA at year’s end goes back to the employer. In some cases, you can carry forward some funds to the following year. HPFY hosts a wide variety of FSA-approved medical equipment. We also accept the FSA Debit card. Here are some of the top FSA-approved respiratory product suggestions:
Gallbladder Surgery : The What, Why, and How
A gallbladder surgery called cholecystectomy is a common medical procedure. The gallbladder is removed if someone has painful gallstones. These are small-sized stones that form in the gallbladder due to an imbalance in the substances that make up bile. These stones do not often show any symptoms. Still, they may end up blocking the flow of bile and cause irritation in the gallbladder, known as acute cholecystitis, or in the pancreas, known as acute pancreatitis.
Laparoscopic Surgery : Everything You Need To Know
Laparoscopic surgery requires about 4 very small incisions, about half inches in size. Because these incisions are small, healing time is improved. Traditional surgery or open surgical procedure typically requires a larger incision to allow visualization of the abdominal cavity. These types of surgeries cut more tissue, requiring a longer healing time. Many types of surgeries can be done laparoscopically.
Halloween brings out the child in all of us. Memories of trick or treating and lugging home that sack or plastic orange pumpkin of sweet goodies evokes the fondest of remembrances.
What Is Typically Covered by A Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
In order to maximize your pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contributions, it is important to know what is typically covered through your FSA account. With all the products available in the health and medical field, knowing what is and isn’t covered by an FSA may seem confusing. What may seem like a common medical expense may actually not be covered. As your partner in health and wellness, Health Products For You can clear up some of the confusion and misinformation.
The Top 5 Products for Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief
Neck and shoulder pain can not only be debilitating, but it can also keep you from doing what you love. We have the Top 5 products that will bring relief.
5 Ways To Manage Incontinence After Prostate Surgery
Urinary incontinence after prostate surgery is normal and gradually returns to normal over time. Luckily there are ways to manage incontinence and improve your quality of life until you regain bladder control. LEARN MORE
7 Things To Know About Lumpectomy After Care
Undergoing lumpectomy surgery for cancer treatment can be overwhelming for a woman. But with proper post-surgical care, the road to recovery can be much easier and a lot quicker. Most patients can return to a normal routine within a few weeks. READ MORE
Prolapsed Stoma: What You Should Know
A prolapsed stoma may look scary, but it can usually be fixed at home by following some simple steps. Learn all about a prolapsed stoma at HPFY.
Finding the Best Odor Eliminators for Ostomates
Does the thought of ostomy odor make you anxious, self-conscious, and constantly anxious, especially in public? You don’t have to feel that way any longer. Find the best odor eliminators for ostomates at HPFY.
5 Mistakes To Avoid While Using Adult Diapers
Using adult diapers can be more complicated than you think. To avoid common mistakes, we have all the info you need. LEARN MORE