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What is Adaptive Equipment? A Comprehensive Guide

As the saying goes, aging is filled with both beauty and challenges. While our minds may feel young and spry, the same can’t always be said of our bodies. Although slowing down physically can usher in a new stage of life, adaptive equipment and assistive


Does Medicare Pay for Orthotics/Diabetic Shoes?

Are you looking to purchase a pair of orthotics or diabetic shoes but are worried about the cost? Although therapeutic shoes can be costly, Medicare offers coverage through Medicare Part B (medical insurance) and this significantly lowers the cost to consumers. Find out how to get


How to Get Orthotics Covered by Insurance in 5 Steps

Orthotics are customized and designed to support, align, or correct various feet, ankle and lower limbs issues. Foot orthotics are commonly used to alleviate pain, enhance stability, and improve overall foot function. There are different types of orthotics, and they can be prescribed by healthcare


5 Multiple Sclerosis Self-Care Tips for Adults

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and disabling disease. It is estimated there are now more than 2.8 million people living with this chronic condition globally, a number that has increased annually since 2013. MS symptoms and disease progression vary with changing attacks that often advance


When to Move From Assisted Living to a Nursing Home for Seniors

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Deciding when to transition a loved one from assisted living to a nursing home can be a challenging and emotional process. It's a significant step in the journey of senior care, often marked by changes in health and lifestyle needs. In this article, we'll explore the


5 Gifts for Older Adults This Holiday Season

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Don’t fret, Silverts has you covered with the best gifts to give your elderly loved ones. The leaves are falling, sweaters are being adorned and pumpkin spice lattes are being consumed in nearly every coffee shop. If you love celebrating the holidays like we do, now


How to Keep Elderly Warm With Adaptive Clothing

Wintertime can be challenging for the elderly population. As we age, our metabolic system slows, as does our circulation. This leads to less blood flow moving throughout our bodies and inevitably our extremities — such as hands and feet, arms and legs — feel colder


What are Orthopedic Shoes? 10 Benefits for Adults

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The importance of proper footwear fit and support becomes more prevalent as we age. Orthopedic shoes are a game-changer for many. They're not just for those with severe foot problems; they can benefit almost anyone. We'll dive into what orthopedic shoes are, their benefits, and


How to Care for a Bedridden Patient: A Comprehensive Guide

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Caring for a bedridden patient, whether it's a loved one at home or in a healthcare facility, requires patience and understanding. It's not just about providing medical care; it's about ensuring their comfort, dignity, and emotional well-being. Aside from finding the best gifts for hospital


A buying guide for wheelchair clothing

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Getting dressed and ready for each day can be a struggle for people with mobility issues. For some wheelchair users, this daily task can feel even more daunting. Adaptive clothing that is designed for wheelchair users makes dressing more accessible and comfortable for those who are


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