Monday, December 10, 2018

Safety Tips HDIS: Bathroom Safety



HDIS holds the philosophy of “people first, safety always” to a very high degree, so much so that we asked experts from our Care team what tips they would give customers to stay safe in various areas of their homes. Previously, our experts provided top-notch tips on how to stay ahead of bedroom safety; for this blog we will explore what they had to say about how to best avoid falls and injuries in the bathroom.

“Bathroom safety is very important- over 230,000 people injure themselves in bathroom related incidents each year! I like to tell customers that call in asking for bathroom safety tips to start with the basics: install non-slip surfaces where possible. One of my regular recommendations is to order the Rubber Bath Mat; the mat has a suction grip that allows it to be securely attached to a tub’s surface for fall prevention. We also offer the Deluxe Bath Mat with Scrubbers, the product acts in the same way as the rubber mat but also include two foot scrubbers and a pumice stone for additional foot care. “

“Often our customers tell us that their bathrooms can start to feel cramped with the addition of health aids and accessories. The best tip I can give is to stay organized and remove any excess clutter in the bathroom, when possible. This minimizes the risk of tripping over random equipment or belongings.”

 “One of the most obvious pieces of advice I can give for customers looking to tighten up their bathroom safety is to install grab bars in their bathroom. These bars can be installed in areas that require a little extra care while moving around (i.e. near the tub or the toilet). Our website has a couple of grab bar options available, and I frequently recommend the Bath Balance Assist Bar. I feel that it truly does provide the sturdy support needed for getting in and out of the tub- a place that is quite often the culprit when it comes to bathroom injuries.”

 “Many of the customers I talk to tell me that they are unable to stand for long periods of time, and because of that the idea of standing to take a shower can give them added anxiety. For these people I suggest that they buy a shower bench, much like the Carex Universal Bath Bench that is available by phone or on the website.”

Safety should be a priority in every home, and HDIS carries a wide variety of aids to daily living that can help prevent against accidents in every room of the house. Want to learn more? HDIS' friendly and knowledgeable customer care representatives are available to answer all of your questions. Give HDIS a call: 1-800-269-4663.

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Stop and Smell the Roses: The Importance of Mindfulness



Being mindful is defined as taking the time for what is important to one’s self and focusing on being in the present. Often we find ourselves worrying about what’s next: next appointment, next commitment, and so on. This worry can take away from the present and enjoying the time at hand. Studies show that taking time to “stop and smell the roses” can increase overall quality of life, here are some tricks the experts at HDIS suggest we utilize to stay present and mindful:

Meditate Daily

Daily meditation can help keep your mindset present and can even slow your awareness of passing time. Meditation can take many forms: the easiest method is to find a quiet place in your home, find your favorite seated position and then begin to shift your focus to your breathing and how your body moves with your breathing. The goal of meditation is to go beyond the awareness of time and to focus on the present.

Recommended Product:

Conair Massaging Neck Rest- Wrapped in soft, durable fabric, the adjustable arms with four positions ensure a perfect cradle for an aching neck. Convenient and easy-to-use controls allow heat therapy to fuse with variable speed vibration for optimized comfort.

Stress Less

Being stressed is often a detriment to our physical and mental health. Studies have shown that when we are distracted by events, obstacles and our growing to-do lists we have the feeling that time is passing by more quickly. By taking the time to prioritize our time and energy, we alleviate what scientists have identified as “time pressure” and focus more positively on meeting our goals.

Recommended Products:

Hyland’s Calm Quick-Dissolving Tablets- this product eases the symptoms of stress with a non-habit forming and non-drowsy formula that provides natural relief of anxiousness to help restore a sense of tranquility and settle your mind.

Conair Deluxe Waterfall Foot Spa- Slip your tired, achy feet into the soothing comfort of this exceptional foot bath; feel all the tension from the day melt away as you relax amid the massaging bubbles. For optimum results, fill with warm water. Foot bath will retain heat for approximately 20 minutes while the bubble feature is enabled.

Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New

As we age we get comfortable with our daily routines,we sometimes forget how exciting it can be to try something new.  By trying a new recipe, planning a trip to a new place, or even starting the journey of learning a new skill, we shake up our dependence on routines and begin to be more present while enjoying new experiences.

Recommended Product:

Veggetti Pro- The Veggetti Pro's ultra-sharp interchangeable stainless steel cutting blades effortlessly slice through vegetables for endless pasta strips. Now you can make delicious healthy pasta, salads, coleslaw, onion rings and so much more, fast and easy!


HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Expert Tips on How to Avoid the Flu this Season with HDIS



Flu season is projected to run this year from mid-November 2018 to March 2019. We are currently in peak season for getting sick. The CDC has reported that roughly 9 million people each year will come down with the flu, even if the appropriate measures are proactively taken to avoid the virus. We talked to our highly trained staff here at HDIS compiled the best tips to avoid getting sick:

Get vaccinated!

Making an appointment with your doctor or local pharmacy to get your flu shot will decrease your chances greatly of catching the virus. Not a fan of shots? You’re in luck! Most healthcare providers also provide a flu “mist” which is a nasal spray flu vaccine option for those that prefer to avoid the traditional standard dose flu shot.

Wash your hands

Washing your hands regularly throughout the day (and using anti-bacterial hand gel when washing isn’t an option) can help stop the spread of germs in communal spaces. The standard practice of using soap and water works well when available, but it may also be a good idea to use hand gels like the Purell Foam Hand Sanitizer or the Purell Hand Sanitizer with Aloe (both can be found directly on the HDIS website).

Keep your Space Clean

Another great tip for avoiding the flu is keeping your personal space clean and germ free. Cleaning spaces like desks, keyboards, chairs, tables and door knobs routinely can eliminate most viruses and bacteria that may linger on surfaces. HDIS carries a variety of aids to daily living that can help fight germs and keep your space clean. One of the top suggested products is Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes (Fragrance Free) to keep your spaces and surfaces germ free.

Unfortunately, even with the most stringent preventative actions the flu can strike leaving you feeling under the weather. Luckily, our experts have also suggested the following tips and products to get you back to feeling 100%:

Get Plenty of Rest and Stay Hydrated

Taking time to let your body fight the virus is imperative to getting healthy quickly. Staying at home and resting gives your body a chance to create flu fighting antibodies and decreases the possibility of spreading the virus to other people. Staying hydrated is also important as it helps clear out the germs that are remaining. 

Run the Humidifier

Dry air in your home or room can make congestion and coughing worse! By running a humidifier you help increase moisture in the air to ease your respiratory flu symptoms. Try an Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier that can be found on HDIS.com!

Visit Your Doctor

If flu symptoms are particularly bad, go see your doctor and ask about getting medicine to alleviate symptoms. Most bouts of the flu will run its course in a few days, but always consult your doctor if things start to worsen after taking restorative action from the onset of your flu symptoms.

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Stay Warm this Winter with Great Deals from HDIS!



Winter is right around the corner, and with that comes colder temperatures. Many rely on obvious methods such as staying indoors when the temperatures drop, bundling and layering clothing, and also purchasing appliances and accessories that help achieve maximum coziness inside the home. Staying warm during the winter is definitely a top priority for most, and is easily achieved with the products that are available on HDIS.com.

Electric Heaters
Warm up your space in style with this 27” Ceramic Tower Heater from Crane. Featuring an ultra-slim, upscale design that complements any room décor and a built-in fan for quick and efficient heat circulation when you need it, Crane’s Ceramic Tower Heater is the ideal addition to any room where you need extra warmth.
Stay warm in chilly weather with this Electric Fireplace Heater from Crane. It is an ideal choice for use in smaller rooms such as a bedroom, den, office or even a dorm room that needs a little extra warmth.

Granny Jo Products
This heavyweight blanket is made of special ultra-soft fleece and designed with two hook and loop straps on each side to secure the blanket to the wheelchair and prevent the blanket from getting caught in the wheels. Features a pocket and a hook and loop patch for securing the blanket behind the legs. Designed with a reversible side featuring a fuzzy grey fleece. 42” (L) x 36” (W). 
The fleece cape is ideal for men or women desiring a lightweight, warm shoulder covering while reading or resting. Designed for those who have difficulty wearing a sweater, or do not like placing something over their head. Made from soft, mink fleece and features two hand pockets on the inside.

Other Heating Amenities
This electric heating pad delivers soothing, moist heat to a variety of areas, and penetrates tissue quickly and safely.

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tips for a Better Night's Sleep



Most people do not feel that they have rested well, or enough, when it’s time to rise in the morning. The good news is there are things we can do to improve our sleep. Getting a good night’s rest can affect one’s mental and physical health, and overall quality of the day ahead.  While we don’t all need the exact same amount of sleep, a study by the National Sleep Foundation Scientific Advisory Council provides recommended sleep amounts by age.

In this email, we review your basic sleep news and highlight a few things that YOU can do to help achieve good rest every night.

Newborns (0-3 months)
: 14-17 hours each day
Infants ( 4-11 months)
: 12-15 hours each day
Toddlers (1-2 years)
: 11-14 hours
Preschoolers (3-5):
10-13 hours
School age children (6-13)
: 9-11 hours
Teenagers (14-17)
: 8-10 hours
Younger adults (18-25)
: 7-9 hours
Adults (26-64)
: 7-9 hours
Older adults (65+)
: 7-8 hours

In addition to the sleep need ranges above, many other factors can play a part in your sleep needs and the quality of sleep you achieve. The first step is to "prepare for sleep." Beyond our “getting ready for bed routine,” think about your surroundings and bedtime rituals. Studies have shown that these 3 tips below may help improve your quality of sleep.

1) Get the Right Lighting
Soft white lighting is good for shutting down our brain. Dim the lights or just have one or two lamps lit within an hour of bedtime. Around this time also shut off electronics, including the TV! Electronic screens, such as the TV, tablets, phones and computers emit a blue light that restricts our production of Melatonin. Melatonin is a chemical that human bodies produce to control our sleeping and waking cycles.  So, be sure to "unplug" at night.

2) Find a Comfortable Temperature
When falling asleep, your body temperature lowers. For adults, lowering the temperature of your bedroom to 60-67 degrees can help that happen more quickly. Infants and young children do better with a temperature of 65-70 degrees. The best environment for sleeping is a place that is cool, dark and quiet.

3) Mind Your Bedtime Food and Drink
What you eat and drink late in the day can have a huge impact on the quality of sleep you achieve. Good evening snacks include whole grain crackers, nuts (including walnuts, almonds and cashews).  Avoid caffeinated drinks in the evening and try not to each too close to bedtime.

Bonus Tip!  
Use an appropriate absorbent product to stay dry and comfortable through the night!  SHOP NOW!

Monday, November 26, 2018

What is Cyber Monday?



The holiday season is upon us- which means that in between spending quality time with our nearest and dearest and making sure that we’re spreading holiday cheer, many of us are working holiday shopping into our increasingly packed schedules. Black Friday typically gets credit as the kickoff for holiday shopping, the past couple of years have shown increasing interest in Cyber Monday for consumers.

 So what is Cyber Monday? Cyber Monday is the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday where consumers are encouraged to shop their favorite retailers and brands online in lieu of running from packed store to store to find great deals. Not only is this day great for those who may not be as mobile as they once were or for those who may shy away from the hustle and bustle of in-store holiday shopping; but Cyber Monday is also a great way for smaller retail website to compete with larger chains with great online deals. 

Here are some of the best deals to keep an eye out for this Cyber Monday:

·         HDIS.com

o   HDIS also offers deals on all of your incontinence products and aids to daily living on Cyber Monday. Our site offers a $10 off $50 deal with coupon code: CYBERMONDAY. This is a great time to stock up for the winter months ahead for a bargain!

·         Theblackfriday.com

o   This is a site dedicated to collating all the best Cyber Monday deals on your favorite brands. The website includes ads and coupon codes for each brand.

·         Jet.com

o   Jet is a site with brands and deals curated just for you based on shop history and preferences! This site has hot holiday deals on everything from home décor to the newest in electronics and technology.

·         Walmart.com

o   Walmart has exclusive offers site wide for Cyber Monday. Deals include electronics, games, beauty products, etc.

·         Target.com

o   Target is gearing up for a great day of deals for Cyber Monday. Deals and sales include furniture, clothing, and electronic devices.

This Cyber Monday is sure to boast great deals online for those looking to avoid the Black Friday crowds. Be sure to check out HDIS.com for deals on supplies you already love, and for deals on products and aids to daily living you’d like to try out!

HDIS has been serving customers since 1986 with the sole purpose of making incontinence products convenient, affordable and less embarrassing to purchase. We do this by delivering high quality bladder control products right to your doorstep in discreet packaging. Get started today at www.hdis.com, or contact a friendly and knowledgeable customer care representative at 1-800-269-4663.