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April 11, 2016

Product Spotlight: Meet the new NC-201 Lift Chair with wireless remote control

The newest innovation in lift chairs adds a wireless remote control.

The NC-201 Lift chair with wireless remote control comes equipped with both the easy to use wired hand control like the other Pride 3 position Lift Chairs, but adds a second convenience feature- a wireless remote control!

What would the benefits be to the user?

NC-201 Lift Chair with wireless remote controlWell, first of all, greater convenience. The small hand control is about the size of the remote on your car key, and is powered with a watch-type battery. It can be worn around your neck on the lanyard which is included, so it is not misplaced. When you are seated and want to change positions, there is that little remote right in your hand to do so. If you are reclined and the doorbell rings, just grab that remote to stand you up! No fishing around to find your hand control, your remote is right there with you.

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April 4, 2016

Product Spotlight: The new Roho SmartCheck Cushions

Spinlife is excited to feature the new line up of Roho SmartCheck Cushions!

Roho asked clinicians and users alike how they could improve on the Roho Dry Floatation experience. The overwhelming response was “make it easier to monitor your pressures”. And Roho listened, bringing to market the new Roho SmartCheck Cushions. – See SpinLife’s Selection

ROHO SmartCheck Air Cushions by ROHO

SmartCheck Air Cushion

It’s a given the importance of minimizing pressure points on the body to help eliminate the occurrence of skin breakdown or pressure sores.

Roho’s Dry Floatation Technology guards against the issue by what they call the “Four Principles of Dry Floatation”. The individual cells that make up the Roho cushion offer six degrees of movement. Lessening the forces of friction and shear, and deformation of the body with movement help keep skin healthy. Roho Cushions maintain a low surface tension, and the forces against the body are “constantly restoring” with movement of the patient throughout the day. The individual cells allow for greater air circulation beneath the patient as well.

The tricky part has often been achieving just the right pressure in your Roho to suit your own personal needs. After all, this is not a one-size fits all situation.

Filling with air, sitting on the cushion, opening the valve. Letting just enough but not too much air out to achieve the maximum immersion without bottoming out is somewhat of an art. Some folks find it difficult to do without assistance.

The addition of Roho SmartCheck Technology eliminates the guesswork. Real-time feedback to ensure proper cushion inflation range with the push of a button. It also provides the user with a tool to check and easily maintain your ROHO cushion. The Roho SmartCheck Sensor stores and displays your recommended pressures, so you can monitor your inflation whenever you wish.

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March 28, 2016

Product Spotlight: the DayDreamer PowerPillow Lift Chair

Spinlife is excited to announce the launch of the DayDreamer PowerPillow Lift Chair by Golden Technologies!

 

Golden Technologies DayDreamer PowerPillow Lift ChairTaking comfort and adjustability to a whole new level, Golden Technologies has incorporated their exclusive PowerPillow™ headrest into a beautiful new design. The DayDreamer PowerPillow Lift Chair incorporates all the Maxi-Comfort technology, including Zero Gravity and Trendelenburg Positioning. Including the addition of a separately articulated headrest that operates at the touch of a button. The headrest can move out towards you, and up for greater support.

What a great idea! No matter what position your chair is in, you can electrically operate the headrest to achieve individualized, comfortable support for your head and neck.

 

 

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March 25, 2016

6 Ways To Keep Your Bathroom Safer

Today, we are going to discuss Bathroom Safety. Take a moment today to look around your bathroom, ignoring any dirt and grime that might be lingering in the corners. A bathroom can be one of the most dangerous rooms of your home, and it has nothing to do with germs!

Statistics show that at least one in three seniors have difficulty getting in and out of their tub or shower, and nearly 200,000 bathroom accidents occur each year that are often preventable. There is no time like the present to reassess bathroom safety and make modifications as needed. It’s a smart idea to start upgrading your bathroom features now instead of waiting until the last minute and putting yourself and others at risk.

Install Grab Bars & Handrails

It never hurts to have a few extra things to hold on to in the bathroom for safety, and installing grab bars and handrails is an easy and affordable weekend project. Stock up on enough anchor grab bars to place inside and outside the shower and bathtub and also next to the toilet. Use reliable screws to install them rather than simply nailing them into the drywall, and test their strength with your full weight.

Four Easy STeps to a Safer Bathroom

Add Stability to Your Existing Shower

If you are recovering from an illness or struggling with balance, adding a simple shower chair with back and arms or a tub transfer bench can help tremendously.  These durable stools allow you to take a comfortable shower in a sitting position, and aid entry and exit.

Bath and Shower Seat with backrest

Use a Non-Slip Bath Mat

Regardless what type of tub or shower you use, a non-slip bath mat is essential.  These types of mats are inexpensive and easy to find, but they make a huge difference in your safety in the bathroom. Alternatively, you can also install non-slip strips in the bottom of your tub for a long-lasting solution that’s easy to clean. While you’re at it, place non-slip mats on your bathroom floor outside the tub and in front of the sink for added protection.

Four easy steps to a safer bathroom

Invest in a Bath Lift

If you have limited mobility and struggle with bathing, it might be time to invest in a bath lift to help with bathroom safety. Bath lifts are sold with many different styles and features, including padded seats, flexible backrests, water-tight hand controls, and battery operation. Some models don’t require any bathtub modifications at all, making them surprisingly easy to install and adjust to meet your needs.

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Try a Walk-In Bathtub

Walk-in bathtubs feature securely hinged doors that allow easy entry and exit, and they can be accompanied by other useful safety features. These tubs can prevent many slip-and-fall accidents and help you feel more confident without assistance or embarrassment. Some innovative wheelchair access bathtub models even feature relaxation upgrades like hydrotherapy and air therapy.

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Keep a Phone Nearby

It’s important to remember that even with the best planning and prevention strategies in place, accidents can still happen. Set up a landline phone in your bathroom or carry your cellphone into the bathroom in case of an emergency.

For even more tips and ideas about bath safety products that you can use every day, browse through SpinLife’s Bathroom Safety Store to compare brands and prices. Make 2016 the year that you put safety first, starting with your bathroom!

March 22, 2016

Product Spotlight : Bellavita and AquaJoy Premier Plus Bathlift

Bellavita

Bellavita Bathlift

I’d like to highlight and describe two of the best reviewed products we sell here at Spinlife, the Bellavita and Aquajoy Premier Plus Bathlift from Drive Medical.

Easy to use, simple to operate, lightweight and portable a bathlift allows folks to “get down in the water and soak in the tub” and get back out with the push of a button.

No wonder they are so popular!

It’s a common problem, and one not to be embarrassed about, when you are no longer able to safely get down in your bathtub and then get back out without a serious issue. After all, tubs are usually low-sitting at floor level in the home. Once they are filled with nice warm, sudsy water they are extremely slippery, and many times there is nothing to hold onto to steady yourself as you step over the side one leg at a time. Once you do get seated in the water for that relaxing soak, you have to somehow get back up to your feet and climb out- which is often where the trouble really begins.

Don’t risk a fall, consider a bath tub lift.

The Bellavita bathlift has the greatest travel range high to low in the category. It lowers to within 2.3 inches of the tub floor and raises to a height of 18.8 inches, so it is great for deeper tubs. The rectangular base is held to the floor of the tub with four large suction cups for stability. The lift is constructed of sturdy high-impact plastic and is easy to clean and disinfect. Two transfer flaps span from each side of the lift, resting on the tub side so you can sit on the side of the tuba and slide over onto the Bellavita bathlift safely. Once you are seated, simply use the sealed, battery powered hand control to lower yourself into the water, and recline the backrest to relax. The weight capacity of the Bellavita is 300 lbs., and the seat itself is 13.7 inches wide (not counting the side flaps).Aqua Joy Bathlift

If you’d like something a bit bigger, consider the Aquajoy Premier Plus bathlift. It has all the great features of the Bellavita, but carries a 375 lb. weight capacity. The lift/lower range is from 3.1” to 18.1 inches and the seat is 15.3 inches wide without the side flaps.

Both models come with a waterproof rechargeable hand control, charger and large suction cups to hold them in place. The price also includes a non-slip washable cover for the seat and backrest. Since they are held in place with suction cups, they must be used in tubs with smooth floors only. Low battery safety switches insure that the lifts have enough power to lower and lift you back out.