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OCT 2017

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Product Focus 22 www.hmenews.com / october 2017 / hme news Product s potlight Want your patients to get the most out of CPAP therapy? The Mask Matters Most ™ . www.fphcare.com/brevida Research shows that adherence to CPAP therapy is impacted by initial mask set-up up and support 1,2 , mask performance 3,4 and mask comfort 5,6 . With this in mind, F&P Brevida features both a simple, adjustable headgear, and the minimal, innovative AirPillow cushion which inflates to form a 'pillow' of air in and around the nose. For more information visit our website at www.fphcare.com/brevida, or contact your local DME. The Mask Matters Most ™ . 1. Bachour A. et al. Sleep Breath, 2016. 20(2): p. 733-8. 2. Neuzeret P.C. et al. Clin Respir J, 2016. 3. Borel J.C. et al. PLoS One, 2013. 8(5): p. e64382. 4. Andrade R.G. et al. J Bras Pneumol, 2014. 40(6): p. 658-68. 5. Weaver T.E. and Grunstein R.R. Proc Am Thorac Soc, 2008. 5(2): p. 173-8. 6. Aljasmi M. et al. J Sleep Med Disord, 2016. 3(2): p. 1044. 613244 REV A © 2017 Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited VISIT US AT MEDTRADE BOOTH #1433 me D tra D e B oot H 1433 the front entrance door." Installing new door thresholds is one of the simplest, but most important modifications to make, Vander h eiden says, because they present a tripping hazard for seniors. Slips and falls are the lead- ing cause of accidental death for people over age 65 and most of these falls occur around the home. "This is an affordable and easy sell for h M e providers," Vander- h eiden said. "They should be on the lookout for small vertical rises around the home that can be rem- edied with an attractive and afford- able transition product." b uil D momentum There are referral sources galore for prospective home modifica- tion candidates and h M e provid- ers should be regularly canvassing these sources, like outpatient rehab centers and VA facilities, to find them, e verett said. "These places serve the patients who need home modification prod- ucts to support their daily lives," he said. "Look specifically for referral sources who are 'aging in place' spe- cialists—there are more of them in the market now than ever." Another potentially valuable resource is h omesRenewed, a coalition of business, consumers, and nonprofits driving policy and investment to increase the number of age-friendly homes. By joining the group, founder Louis Tenen- baum said h M e providers can learn more about the marketplace and how to capitalize on opportuni- ties in the growing "aging in place" movement. H me Clarke Health Care Products t o IL e V ator a ND t o IL e V ator g ra ND e ■ Discrete adaptation raises the toilet 3.5 inches. Securely installs under your toilet. ■ Two sizes fit standard to elongated toilet bases up to 28 inches long. ■ Easy to install, all hardware and extensions are included in box. www.clarkehealthcare.com GF Health Products, Inc. L U mex 6482 er -2 De LU xe t o IL et Seat rIS er w I t H r emo V a BL e a rmre S t S ■ Designed for those who have difficulty sitting down on or standing up from the toilet. ■ Securely attaches to toilet bowl using bolts to prevent seat from shifting. ■ Designed to meet the requirements of HCPCS Code E0244. www.grahamfield.com GF Health Products L U mex LF500 Pro Battere D - Powere D F L oor L IF t ■ Sturdy, heavy-gauge steel construction, powder-coated finish, rubber-coated base legs. ■ Large, easy to grip padded handles for easy maneuverability. ■ HCPCS Code E0635. www.grahamfield.com Patient Lifts Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Hy D ra ULIC , De LU xe S ILV er Ve IN Pat I e N t L IF t ■ High-performance hydraulics gradually and safely raise/lower individuals from stationary. ■ Six-point swivel bar for two or four sling straps, plus two chain connections. ■ Base is width adjustable and can use either 3-inch or 5-inch casters depending. www.drivemedical.com Invacare I NV a C are r e LI a N t 350 Sta ND - U P L IF t w I t H m a NU a L Low Ba S e ■ Low friction casters and wide push handle improve mobility for caregiver convenience. ■ Adjustable leg support features a soft pad that secures legs for comfort. ■ Wide, non-slip footplate provides stable base for transfer. www.invacare.com Dalton Medical PL4200 e -S ■ Only $725. ■ Electric patient lifter. ■ Weight capacity: 400 pounds. www.daltonmedical.com home mods c o n t i n u e d f r o m pa g e 2 1 Toilets

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