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New Year, New Health Goals

New Year, New Health Goals

Posted On: January 8, 2021 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Diet, Exercise, Health, Home Modification, Mobility

There’s no better time than the start of a new year to set new goals for a healthier lifestyle. The great part about New Year’s resolutions is that they’re meant for individuals of any age and chapter of life! If you’re an older adult and want some health inspiration, read below for beneficial, senior-friendly health goals.  Improve Your Diet  Making good food choices is important at any age, but elderly individuals are often faced with age-related challenges that can hinder proper nutrition. These challenges can include side effects from medication, decreased sensitivity, physical difficulty and more. Because of this, it’s important to remember the three main categories to incorporate into your meals every day:  Protein (e.g., eggs, chicken, salmon)  Carbs (e.g., brown rice, oats)  Fruits and vegetables (e.g., spinach, carrots, broccoli)  Incorporate More Physical
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New Year, New Health Goals

New Year, New Health Goals

Posted On: January 8, 2021 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Diet, Exercise, Health, Home Modification, Mobility

There’s no better time than the start of a new year to set new goals for a healthier lifestyle. The great part about New Year’s resolutions is that they’re meant for individuals of any age and chapter of life! If you’re an older adult and want some health inspiration, read below for beneficial, senior-friendly health goals. 

Improve Your Diet 

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Tags: Health, New Year

How to Make Your Mobility Device Your Own

How to Make Your Mobility Device Your Own

Posted On: December 25, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Mobility

Now that you have an electric scooter, wheelchair or other mobility device, it’s time to make it your own! Whether you’re looking for design customizations to stand out or want additions to make it more efficient and user-friendly, we have ideas for both. Keep reading to learn how you can customize your new ride! 

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Tags: Mobility

The Top 3 Modifications for a Safer Home

The Top 3 Modifications for a Safer Home

Posted On: December 11, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Home Elevator, Home Modification, Medical Equipment, Platform Lift, Stairlift

Not only has COVID-19 caused a decline in public outings in general, but it also has led more elderly individuals to age in the comfort of his or her own house rather than moving to a retirement home. If you're included in this aging-in-place population, we’re here to remind you of the importance of making your home as safe as possible to avoid home injuries. The following three...

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Tags: Home Elevator, Home Modification, Platform Lift, Stairlift

Exercise Your Way to a More Active Lifestyle

Exercise Your Way to a More Active Lifestyle

Posted On: November 27, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Exercise

As you age, you may feel less inclined to get to the gym regularly. Plus, with the COVID-19 restrictions still going on, at-home workouts are becoming the new normal. It’s important to stay active even when mobility becomes more limited, so we’re here to give you some ideas about how to do that.

Walker Exercises

If you use a walker as a mobility aid, there are a lot of exercises to try out that incorporate your walker. Try these:

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8 Tips for Family Caregivers

8 Tips for Family Caregivers

Posted On: November 13, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Caregiver, Scooter, Walkers, Wheelchair

In honor of November being National Family Caregivers Month, we’re providing you with tips to make family caregivers’ lives as simple as possible. Our goal is to remind you that caregivers need love, too, and this month is dedicated to appreciating you as you continue to care for others. Keep reading to learn 8 helpful tips:

Make your own health a priority.

It can be difficult for caregivers to remember to care for themselves, often putting...

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Tags: Caregiver, Mobility

Medical Equipment: When to Rent VS Buy

Medical Equipment: When to Rent VS Buy

Posted On: October 19, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Buy, Medical Equipment, Mobility, Rent

When it comes to obtaining medical equipment for your facility, it’s important that you decide whether you would rather rent or buy. Not only are there financial aspects to consider, but whatever route you decide to go will have some sort of impact on your patients and staff members. Continue reading to learn what’s best for your institution! 

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Tags: Buy, HME, Medical Equipment, Mobility, Rent

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Mobility

How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Mobility

Posted On: October 5, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Cane, Mobility, Physical Therapy, Walkers, Wheelchair

October is National Physical Therapy Month! In honor of this observance, we’re taking time to draw attention to the many benefits of physical therapy and specifically how it can be an aid to your mobility. It’s no secret that getting around can become more difficult as you age and falls, surgeries and injuries also become more common. Keep reading to learn how physical therapy can make a positive...

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5 Wheelchair Exercises to Get A Full-Body Workout

5 Wheelchair Exercises to Get A Full-Body Workout

Posted On: September 21, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Exercise, Wheelchair

No matter what your abilities are, staying active and increasing your heart rate is important and necessary for a healthy lifestyle. With the right exercises, you never have to let your wheelchair stop you from getting a workout in! Try these 5 seated exercises for a full-body, easy-to-follow workout to start your day. 

Why are Wheelchair Exercises Beneficial? 

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How to Stay Mobile During a Global Pandemic

Posted On: September 7, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Cane, COVID-19, Crutches, Exercise, Mobile, Mobility, Scooter, Walkers, Wheelchair

With COVID19 completely changing today’s world and the way we live; your mobility is one of the many things that may have been impacted in your life. This is especially true for seniors because of the higher risk or because many mobility options, like walking around the mall or going to the local gym, may be temporarily closed. Continue reading to find out ways you or your aging loved one can stay mobile while also staying safe.

At-Home Workouts

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Tags: Cane, COVID-19, Mobile, Walker, Wheelchair

How to Alter Your Workout Plan as You Age

Posted On: August 17, 2020 by Eco Medical Equipment in: Age, Assistive, Exercise, Mobility

 

Working out is beneficial at any age, but what’s important is what workouts you’re doing, how you’re preparing for them and how you’re making changes as you age. As you get older, your body and the way it works is constantly changing. This change in your body calls for some alterations in your workout routine!...

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