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This great story was relayed to us by a good customer:

“This is a comical story about a Rollator (a rolling walker with hand brakes and a seat).  My Dad fell and broke his hip at age ninety-three.  After healing, therapy, and etc., he could walk with a regular walker, but because he had no more cartilage in his knees due to so many years of osteo-arthritis, and he was too stubborn to get a knee replacement, walking was pretty slow and painful.  He decided he could move along a lot faster and smoother if he had a Rollator.

Before The Relief Shop was available, we went to a more expensive hospital supply store and they had one Rollator in the store which was actually their sample.  When he saw it, he tried it out, and made the statement “This thing really goes!” I tried to explain that it was the store sample and wasn’t for sale, but the store could order him one.  His comment was, “I won’t leave this store unless this Rollator goes with me,” and he sat down on it and wouldn’t budge! How do you convince a ninety-three year old, very opinionated man that he couldn’t have what he wanted?

After a while a solution was found — he could take the rollator home and use it until the new one came in.

My Dad was very happy and we left with the Rollator in tow.  When we got back to the Senior Center where he lived, he moved faster, held his head higher and was “king of the hill” with his new Rollator.”

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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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Check out our new categories of “Rolling Walkers – Rollators” and “Canes & Walking Sticks”. We’ve also added specialty gloves for those with arthritis or repetitive motion injuries:

Shop The Relief Shop for rolling walkers - rollatorsRolling Walkers – Rollators: Discover the NEW Carex Roller Walker, Invacare Four Wheel Rollator, Nova Cruiser Classic Rolling Walker and the Nova Cruiser Deluxe Rolling Walker.

Canes & Walking Sticks: Shop for Carex “Xtra” Offset Walking Canes with a 500 lb. weight capacity, Nova Ortho-Med aluminum walking canes with curved handles, Nova Ortho-Med aluminum walking canes with derby handles and Nova Ortho-Med aluminum folding walking canes with derby handles.

Arthritis Pain Relieve & Aids: Find Thermoskin Gloves for arthritis and repetitive motion, and Bionic leather driving gloves for men and Find Thermoskin gloves at The Relief Shop.women.

A Bit of Trivia for the day:

How many miles of blood vessels does the human body have?

Answer at the end of the article.

Shop The Relief Shop for all your medical supply needs.As 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.

Answer: Approximately 62,000 miles — WOW!

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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?

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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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More awesome new products are now available at The Relief Shop.  Shop at your one-stop home medical supply shop for:

  • Invacare Rollator – This rolling walker offers the perfect blend of style, comfort and affordability. It comes with easy-to-operate hand brakes, a seat, and is easy to fold for transport.
  • Day-Light light therapy – Is clinically proven and is now completely affordable. Its use can help alleviate symptoms of Seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
  • Jeanie Rub Body Massager – The industry standard in professional body massagers is now available for home use.
  • Hair Dryer Holder – This hands-free hair dryer holder sits on a table top and is designed for ease of use.
  • Maddak Bed Rail with Magazine Rack – Our bed rail makes getting in and out of bed easy and is equipped with a convenient and spacious magazine pocket.
  • Carex Shower Chair – Our durable and adjustable shower chair is compact yet supports up to 400 lbs.

Shop The Relief Shop for home medical supplies, durable medical equipment, disability and independent living aids, and pain relief products.


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