Our view on the decline in the Mobility Industry

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:28 pm

Mobility is fundamental to everyday life and central to an understanding of health and well-being among older populations. Impaired mobility is associated with a variety of adverse health outcomes. As the age of the U.S. population continues to increase, DME/HME Providers and health professionals have a role to play in improving mobility for older adults. There are critical gaps in the assessment and measurement of mobility among older adults who live in the community, particularly those who have physical disabilities or cognitive impairments. By changing the idea of capitalizing on the disabilities of the members of our community and creating unique integrated interventions across various disciplines. This improvement starts with adopting a different way of thinking when it comes more

Drive DeVilbiss’ Power Mobility Line Earns Two 2016 Product Awards

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:27 pm

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare announced today that its Power Mobility product line has won a second product award for 2016. “These awards are a reflection of our dedication to providing new and innovative products that help to enhance the quality of people’s lives,” said Brandon Sykes, Product Manager ? Power and Manual Wheelchairs for Drive DeVilbiss. The ZooMe Flex 4?Wheel Folding Travel Scooter recently won the HME Business New Product Award (Mobility?Scooters category), which honors outstanding product development achievements by HME manufacturers and service providers. Introduced to the market in May 2016, the ZooMe Flex is an ultra?lightweight, portable scooter that offers a “flex” feature for single?motion folding and unfolding, making it a great travel companion. The ZooMe Flex will more

Assisted Living: A Forgotten Link in the Chain?

By docadmin December 3, 2016 6:27 pm

We live in a world of discharging that is phasing into a world of transitions. Some of these changes are dictated by bundled care, others by the Affordable Care Act. We make the best decisions we can based on data, but at the same time, we need to look at the real situation of the person in front of us to help ensure that the next step in their care journey is ultimately what is best for them. Because the world of an elderly person isn’t always one hospitals are prepared to handle, assisted living facilities should be looking at ways to expand partnerships with home health agencies. Assisted living can cost less and provide support for patients who more