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Medical Supply Companies Help Senior Citizens

May 25, 2008
Medical supply companies are expected to be a successful growth industry for many years to come. As the vast baby boomer population ages, their numbers will become a strain on the healthcare industry. Luckily, the bulk of the baby boomers wish to remain in their own houses for as long as possible, rather than be in nursing homes or assisted care. These people are going to be purchasing millions, if not billions, of dollars worth of health care supplies from medical supply companies for use in the home.

Medical Supply Companies Provide Monitoring Systems

Preventive care is the number one priority in maturing citizens. The path to health does not go through the hospital doors, and preventive care is fundemental to remaining out of the hospital. Checking one's vital signs is the key to preventive care. Fluctuations in heart rate and blood pressure can indicate more severe problems that can be prevented if they are caught in time. Seniors can purchase thermometers, diabetes strips, stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, scales, cholesterol tests and exam gloves from a medical supply company to help them monitor their health.

Care For Wounds

Medical supply companies also offer integral first aid supplies for basic wound care. Examples of these products are adhesive strips, gauze, pads, rolls, sponges, and tape. Employees at a medical supply company can teach their clients how to apply these products properly to keep wounds clean and dressed and to minimize the risk of infection.

Activities For Daily Living

Some of the products a medical supply company can offer to aid seniors with their daily living are hearing aids and hearing aid batteries. Other products, like an extra long shoe horn to rule out the necessity for bending over to put one's shoes on, and a 30-inch reach extender with a magnetic point for taking items from kitchen cabinets, would be handy for use by people of any age. Similarly, a two-handled mug can make the difference between an individual with a compromised grip being capable of holding a cup of coffee or splattering hot coffee all over their delicate skin. Large-grip button openers and zipper pulls, doorknob twisters and bath safety treads all help seniors get through the day without having frustrating setbacks.

It is easy to see how the future of medical supply companies are bright and sure to grow. Luckily for mature adults, some medical supply companies have developed a system of shipping directly to their homes. With this more leisurely method of delivery, seniors will never need to leave their homes to shop for practical first aid and safety items or to receive oxygen. This will extend their independent years well into the twilight of their lives.
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