The month of November is National Family Caregivers Month and Aeroflow wants to honor all those who do the work of caregiving for their loved ones. It is often a job that comes with few “thank you’s.” The hours tend to be long and there are few people around who may understand the gargantuan task you have in front of you.
One of the biggest concerns of caregivers is the list of overwhelming tasks they have in front of them on a day-to-day basis. Common problems may include urinary and fecal incontinence, heavy lifting and perhaps even transportation challenges. That is why it is important to know about the various tools that are available to help you manage life as a caregiver.
Problem #1: How do I manage bathroom safety?
The bathroom is a place that can quickly become a safety hazard for anyone who has trouble walking on their own. That is why it is important to research bathroom safety aids for people with limited mobility. Aeroflow carries a number of name brand items including raised toilet seats, bath benches, shower chairs, bath and toilet rails, non-slip toilet grips, etc.
These items are easy to assemble and come with simple installation instructions. Furthermore, most of these items come with a manufacturer warranty. While Medicare considers bathroom aid items to be for personal convenience and therefore cannot be billed to your insurance, Aeroflow does provide private pay and payment plans so that you can receive the bathroom equipment you need sooner rather than later.
Problem #2: The bed I have at home is not convenient for my loved one who cannot get out of bed on his own. What are my options?
Watching your loved one lay in bed for hours because he cannot get up on his own is a difficult ordeal. Not only does this make trips to the toilet a lot harder, but it also leaves your loved one at risk for bed sores and stiff muscles. Investing in a hospital bed can make getting in and out of bed an achievable goal. Aeroflow provides a great selection of mechanical hospital beds along with accompanying items like mattresses and other accessories.
Problem #3: My loved one has several doctor appointments in one week. How do I safely transport their power scooter?
If you find that you need a solution that makes it easier to travel long distances with a power wheelchair or scooter, then you want to check out Aeroflow’s line of automotive lift options. We carry both electric and hydraulic lifts that make hauling a wheelchair or scooter on the back of a vehicle a lot easier. You no longer have to lift or lower the wheelchair as the machine will do the work for you.
Being a caregiver can be a lot more manageable when you have access to the right tools and accessories. Aeroflow is waiting and ready to answer your questions to help you make the decisions that are right for you and your loved one.