Posts Tagged ‘assistive devices’

A tale that just has to be told because the team at The Relief Shop and the team at Carex has done a very good deed.

A customer who owns a Carex rollator, a rolling walker with hand brakes and a seat, called The Relief Shop because her rollator needed new back wheels. Since we carried the rollator she currently had, she called to see if we could get the new wheels she needed.

Our Relief Shop staff called the manufacturer and located the needed wheels. The good news was; the manufacturer would supply and deliver the wheels for FREE since the rollator was still in warranty.  The customer was called and the good cheer spread.

However; when our staff called the manufacturer back with needed info., several people there thought the wheels were probably NOT going to work. What -to do, what-to-do?

The Relief Shop Team reminded Carex of two important points:

  1. The rollator was still in warranty.
  2. At the moment, the customer was very happy.

So, what did Carex do?  They delivered a BRAND NEW Rollator to the customer at NO CHARGE what so ever!

Upon talking to the customer after the rollator was delivered, she was elated and very grateful.  A little good will from The Relief Shop and Carex had gone a long way, indeed.

So, shop The Relief Shop for all your home medical supply needs and let’s see what we can do for you.

We carry medical supplies, disability aids, incontinence products, mobility aids like wheelchairs, rollators, walking sticks and canes, joint and arthritis pain relief products, light therapy, diabetic supplies, durable home medical equipment, sleep aids, assistive devices, independent living aids, massage products, pain relief products and so much more.


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The Relief Shop, your one-stop home  medical supply shop, has a NEW LOOK!  Gone is the informational right-hand column so visitors have a cleaner site to visit. Where did all that great informational stuff go — to the bottom of the home page, as links. You can still find the Sale! page, Articles, what’s In The Press, Related Sites and this Blog link same as before.

Also take advantage of the new “Leave Testimonials and Feedback” link.

Couldn’t find the “Add to Cart” button before, you will now!  Click on a product and check out our new “Your Shopping Cart” box.

Like what you’re seeing?  At the bottom of the home page, click the “Like – Thumbs Up” button to vote for us on Facebook AND Leave a comment on our Facebook page!

Shop The Relief Shop, Your One-Stop Home Medical Supply Shop.As always, shop The Relief Shop for all your home medical supplies, durable medical equipment, disability aids, assistive devices and independent living aids, joint and arthritis pain relief products and aids, diabetic supplies, incontinence, mobility aids, low vision aids, sleep aids, massage products, light therapy, pain relief products and so much more.

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There doesn’t seem to be a lot of difference between assistive devices and assistive technology. In fact, assistive devices have been placed as a category of assistive technology but most people interchange the terms. Both describe implements and equipment that have been designed or adapted to replace, increase or maintain an individual’s ability to perform a task or activity.

Assistive technology products involve five areas. The first is personal emergency response systems like thermometers for hypothermia risk, fall detectors and unlit gas sensors.  The second area is computer input with ergonomic computer accessories, speech recognition, sip-and-puff, and eye-trackers; all of which allow a user to input data into a computer.

Shop The Relief Shop for wheelchairs and wheelchair accessoriesThe third area is durable medical equipment. This is the area that The Relief Shop has a  focus on with products like mobility aids (canes, wheelchairs, rollators, ramps), bedroom aids (dressing aids, bed rails, reachers), bathroom aids (tub grab bars, shower chairs, raised toilet seats), eating aids (UBend-It utensils), low vision aids (talking calculators, magnifiers) and general independent living aids.

The fourth assistive technology area includes software and tools for learning difficulties. The other areas cover visual impairment, augmentative and alternative communication, deafness and hearing loss, and a category for “others”.

Some feel that assistive technology is more advanced than mere assistive devices. An example of assistive technology would be the technology behind allowing an individual to move the mouse on his computer by eye-tracking versus an assistive device such as a shower chair.

What do you think? Is assistive technology more advanced? Should the categories be thought of as the same?

The Relief Shop - Your one-stop medical supply shopShop The Relief Shop for home medical supplies, durable medical equipment, disability aids, assistive devices and independent living aids, joint and arthritis pain relief products and aids, incontinence, mobility aids, low vision aids, sleep aids, massage products, light therapy, pain relief products and so much more.

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Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Care Kit

The Relief Shop now offers Diabetic Supplies with glucose meters, diabetic testing strips and diabetic socks. In the next couple of days we will also include diabetic syringes.

Within the Glucose Meters category you’ll find the Accu-Chek Aviva Care Kit, complete with a blood glucose meter, a Multiclix lancing device and test strips. The ACCU-CHEK Aviva test strips and Multiclix lancing device are part of the first complete diabetic system to receive the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-Of-Use Commendation.

Under Diabetic Socks, discover TheraSock Comfort System Lite and TheraSock Wide diabetic socks. TheraSock Diabetic Footwear utilizes state-of-the-art technologies and fibers to create socks that protect at-risk feet. With sizes to fit swollen ankles, these diabetic socks provide the first line of protection – the one closest to the skin.

Core Product's CPAP PillowAnother new product arrival for The Relief Shop is Core Product’s CPAP Pillow. It’s available in 3 heights and also comes in a perfect travel size, the Mini CPAP Pillow.

We are also celebrating the release of our Facebook company page!  So, check it out and  BECOME A FAN.  Met our mascots, see gorgeous photos of our area, read mini reports on new products, follow special deals and see what abundant creativity we can come up with —

The Relief Shop - Home Medical SuppliesAs always, Shop The Relief Shop for home medical supplies, durable medical equipment, disability aids, assistive devices,  joint pain and arthritis aids, pain relief products and so much more.

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Assistive devices, for the disabled or injured, are implements and equipment that have been designed or adapted to replace, increase or maintain an individuals ability to perform a task or activity. Without the device, the individual would have a hard time or might not be able to do a task at all.

Assistive devices are available for those who need help with mobility, hearing, seeing, communicating, getting dressed and eating.

Mobility aids at The Relief Shop include canes, rollators, wheelchairs, the car caddie helping hand, wheelchair ramps and accessories, grab bars and more.

For those with low vision, The Relief Shop offers big button and talking calculators, magnifiers and big button phones with  ringer lights.

Find quality and reliable assistive device brands for the bathroom, bedroom and kitchen such as Carex shower chairs and bathtub grab bars, Arc Mate reachers, Maddak bed rails and button aids, UBend-It utensils and so much more.

Looking for a special device? Call us toll-free at 877-683-9863 and we’ll see if we can supply it for you at the best possible price.

Shop The Relief Shop, your one-stop home medical supply shop. You’ll find caring customer service, an easy shopping experience and a growing product line. Check us out at http://www.thereliefshop.com

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Wow!  We’ve added quite a few products to The Relief Shop recently and many thanks to those who made product requests. There are so many new arrivals I’ll list them by categories:

Mobility Aids

Drive Cruiser III Lightweight K3 Wheelchair – A lightweight, carbon steel wheelchair weighing under 36 lbs, without rigging. Available in 3 seat widths with many options each to choose from.

Drive Sentra Heavy-Duty, Extra-Wide wheelchair – This wheelchair can carry up to 700 lbs. and has heavy duty construction throughout. Choose from 3 seat widths, with or without leg riggings, and detachable desk or full arms.

Bucketseat Sitback Rest is a backrest, back support shaped to fit snugly against bucket car seats to maximize comfort and provide lumbar support while driving.

Core Product’s NEW Mesh Sitback Rest is a great back support that conforms to the body for uniform support. Made of a mesh material, it keeps you cool and comfortable.

Independent Living Aids (with some Arthritis Aids thrown in) –

Talking Big Button Calculator – This calculator is perfect for the handicapped as it offers a large 8 digit LCD readout, numbers that are 5/8″ high and the talking feature has a built-in volume control.

UBend-It Spoon – This spoon is an eating aid for people with upper extremity weakness or reduced range of motion. Our spoon has a twist in the shaft that allows it to be easily hand-bent to either side.

Security Pole with Curved Grab Bar – This security pole is a assistive device that can help you stand up or sit down. It is tension mounted floor to ceiling and has a pivoting curved grab bar that locks in place every 45 degrees.

Carex Raised Toilet Seat – Our molded, unbreakable, white polyethylene, raised toilet seat raises you 5.25” inches, has a comfortable contour seat and convenient handgrips.

Incontinence Products

Lady Dignity Panty and Sir Dignity Brief for adult incontinence – Both of these briefs are washable, poly-cotton and have a patented ‘Stretch-lock’ pouch that holds an absorbent pad or liner securely in place.

Dignity Plus Super Absorbent Liners –  These incontinence pads provide users with moderate to heavy incontinence protection. They absorb up to 9 oz., have a wide adhesive strip and can be used in both the Lady Dignity Panty, Sir Dignity Brief or your own undergarments.

Dignity Premium Disposable Underwear – These cloth-like feel, disposable underwear fit both men and women and are for moderate to heavy adult incontinence. They have a stretchy panel with pull-open sides and feel like regular underwear.

Massage Products

Free-Up Massage Cream – This massage cream was created by a physical therapist to meet the needs of professional massage therapists for surface or deep tissue massage. It costs less than 50 cents for a full body massage to use because of its slow absorption rate.

Myossage Lotion and Ultra-Myossage Lotion – A superior massage lotion as it does not get tacky allowing for a smooth massage. Ultra-Myossage has Aloe Vera added.

The Relief Shop – Home medical supplies, disability aids, assistive devices and independent living aids, durable medical equipment and pain relief products.

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