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Lisa Rohlfing

April 20, 2017

Flex-A-Bed adjustable beds relieve back pain for a great nights sleep

lower back pain

Lying completely flat on your back is uncomfortable if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer with lower back pain.

In case you are not familiar with them, we’d like to introduce Flex-A-Bed. This manufacturer of luxury adjustable and high-low beds is located in LaFayette, Ga. Flex-A-Bed is one of the few companies who still build each one of their bed frames and mattresses by hand. Flex-A-Beds are proudly made in the USA, just like they were when they were founded in 1969.

All of Flex-A-Beds products are backed by an industry-leading warranty which covers every design feature- even the mattress! Their warranty is even transferable. If you sell or give the bed to someone else, it still remains under warranty.

But why would you want an adjustable bed? Well first of all, for most of us, lying completely flat on a bed strains the muscles of the lower back and is just not comfortable. Secondly there are documented therapeutic values to sleeping in certain positions. Did you know…

  • Sleeping with your head somewhat elevated, and knees slightly bent takes the strain off the lower back and eliminates back pain.
  • Lying down with the head section flat, and the leg section elevated encourages blood flow to the heart and eliminates swelling to the feet and legs.
  • Sleeping with the head of your bed elevated relieves the uncomfortable symptoms of COPD, CHF and acid reflux.

One of Flex-A-Beds most popular styles is called the Value Flex, and as its name implies, it offers a real value price plus superior quality. The Value Flex price includes an innerspring mattress in your choice of firmness, the adjustable bed frame and 4 inch foundation. Whisper-quiet motors and easy to use remote control add to your sleeping experience.

Take a step up in luxury and consider the Flex-A-Bed Premier Bed.

Choose from hand-built Innerspring, Visco-Memory Foam, or luxury Latex mattresses in sizes twin through dual king. Option your Premier bed with dual wave massage for deep relaxation after a long day. Choose wired or wireless remote controls.

Flex-A-Bed Hi-Low

Flex-A-Bed Hi-Low

Finally, the Flex-A-Bed High-Low model includes the luxury mattress and massage options like the Premier bed. It also raises and lowers in the flat position as well as performing all the other adjustable bed functions. This is really handy for transferring into or out of bed, and elevating for caregiving needs.

So check it out! If you’re looking for a great night’s sleep- take a look at Flex-A Bed!

January 31, 2017

Diagnosis: Dementia. Repetitive behavior; Survival Secrets for Caregivers

The dementia epidemic is worldwide

They refer to it as the Dementia Epidemic. As many as 5.2 million people in America are living with this disease.

To review: Dementia is an umbrella term describing a variety conditions that develop when nerve cells in the brain die or no longer function normally. The damages to these nerve cells cause changes in one’s memory, behavior and ability to think clearly

In the next installment in the series, I’d like to discuss a common trait exhibited by individuals diagnosed with dementia: Repetitive behavior. That behavior may be exhibited as an action- like searching for something, changing the channels on the remote, or verbally-like repeating a question, or making the same statement over and over. Continue Reading

January 4, 2017

Can lift chairs help prevent falls? Learn how today!

fall-awarenessJanuary is National Falls Prevention month, and SpinLife is doing it’s part by hosting our Lift Chair Event.

How can a lift chair help prevent falls you may ask? You may be surprised at the answer! Statistics prove that among our aging population, falls account for an enormous number of injuries every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 in 4 older adults fall each year. About half of those are unreported, but 2.8 million older adults are treated in emergency rooms each year for fall related injury. 2.8 million! Continue Reading

December 6, 2016

Sleep Better-sleeping together!

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When the Doctor prescribes a hospital bed, many people, especially couples are reluctant. She doesn’t want the “medical look” of a hospital bed in their home. He says they sleep better when they sleep together!

An email from one of our customers:

“Ronnie,

I hope you won’t think this is silly, but…my wife and I have slept together nearly every night for 30 years. Now due to a medical condition, the doctor is recommending that she sleeps in a hospital bed. We don’t want to sleep apart, and my wife does not want to ruin the décor of our home! Do you have any suggestions that might help us go along with doctor’s orders, but still sleep together as a couple?

Here’s hoping-

Walter”

Dear Walter,

Of course I don’t think you are silly! Sleeping with your loved one is one of life’s sweet and simple gifts, and why give that up if it’s not absolutely necessary. I’m glad there are options available to you and other couples facing the same situation. Your best choice will ultimately depend on the reason for her doctor’s recommendation of a hospital bed, but let’s discuss three of the most common ones. Continue Reading