Size: Standard toilets are typically found in 2 sizes: standard (round) or elongated (oval). To determine your toilet size, measure from the center of the seat bolt holes in the back of the toilet to the outside front of the bowl. The measurement of a standard / round size toilet is generally around 16 ½ inches long, An elongated / oval shaped toilet is approximately 18 ½ inches long.Read More
Home care hospital beds come in a variety of configurations, but one thing they have in common is that all require some form of support surface or hospital bed mattress. A hospital mattress, also known as a therapeutic mattress or medical mattress, must be specially designed to accommodate the person lying on it and also to be able to move with the head, foot and height adjustments of which hospital beds are capable.Read More
What type of patient lift is right for me?Read More
When shopping for a patient lift you should consider the type of lifting or positioning that is required.
There are basically two (2) types of lifting devices:
• Device that requires a sling
Sling lifts are for patients who are disabled, or weak due to illness or injury or bariatric patients. These type of lifts are used in hospitals, nursing homes and in private homes to help safely transfer patients form their bed or chair to another sitting position.
• Sit to stand lifts
How to fit a cane
When fitting your cane, make sure you are wearing shoes that you will be wearing when you are using the cane. Generally the top of the curve of the cane should be even with your hip joint. The cane fits properly when, while standing straight with the cane tip six inches forward and six inches to the side, the elbow is bent at a 30 degree angle.Read More
• Adjust the crutches for your height. The top of the crutch should be 1 to 2 inches below your armpit.
• Your crutch tip should be 2 to 3 inches out to the side of your feet so you don not trip on your crutches.
• There should be a slight bend in your elbow when holding onto the crutches.
Power chairs and scooters batteries that are new usually take 8 hours to fully charge, some can require up to 10 hours. Goodwill pre charges your battery should you purchase a new one from us. Once the battery is fully charged it can hold that charge for several hours ranging approximately 10-15 miles.Read More
Measure from the bottom of the seat to the top.Seat Width
Measure at the widest point of the body from knee to hip, then add approximately an inch to add some “wiggle room.” Keep in mind that bulkier clothing (such as a winter coat) will require additional width to maintain equivalent space.Read More