Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sleep: Are You Getting What You Need?

Do you remember the last time you had good, restful, sound sleep? As it turns out, the majority of people don't get great sleep each night -- but HDIS can help!

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Most people do not feel that they’ve 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.  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 brains. 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.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Three Ways to Save with HDIS!

HDIS always puts the customer first, especially when it comes to helping customers save money! What follows are three easy ways to save money on your purchases with HDIS.

Weekly Email Subscription


Our free, weekly emails are sent out at least once per week. These emails contain special offers on various products ranging from incontinence products to personal care and more. Inside each email will be a coupon code to be used on your next online purchase at HDIS.com. Historically, these offers have included money off a purchase of certain brands or products. To sign up for our weekly email offers, go to HDIS.com and scroll to the bottom of the page where it says “Sign Up For Exclusive Savings.”

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Also, check out our past blog posts for more special offers and coupon codes! You can also request a free HDIS catalog with over $55 in coupons included.

Personalized Delivery  Plan


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Personalized Delivery Plans (PDP) are perfect for customers who are purchasing products that they plan to use on a regular basis.. Ordering from HDIS is easy, but it is even easier (and more cost efficient) to not have to order at all. With PDP, you will still be receiving the products you need, but on a scheduled delivery pattern that is completely customizable by you! First time PDP users receive $8 off their first order and subsequently receive  5% off every order after that. So now, not only has the process of ordering the same product over and over been eliminated, but money has also been saved in the process Learn more about PDP here!

Bundles


As HDIS continues to grow and expand, so does our selection of wonderful products. This has allowed us to bundle items together and pass the savings along to the customer. Our Deluxe Personal Assistance Kit is an $88 value when sold separately, but when bundles it is only $49.99! The Reassure Essentials Bundle saves customers over $10 compared to the price of the items sold separately. Not only are bundles more affordable, they are convenient and effective! Instead of going through the hassle of emptying your wallet and adding several items to your cart, all you have to do is add the bundle, checkout, and save! Check out our wonderful bundling opportunities!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Two Effective Pain Remedies! - SAVE on Pain Relief Products!

Part of growing older is learning to deal with and manage various aches and pains. While these aches and pains are unpleasant, they are a fact of life. What follows are some tips on managing that pain with the goal of maintaining as active of a lifestyle as possible.
Although over the counter and prescription medications can reduce pain levels, the risk of side effects is increased in seniors, so medication should be used as little as possible to minimize these risks. One thing that often relieves pain is exercising regularly. Regular exercise increases blood flow and strengthens your core muscles, reducing pressure on the spine. It is important to note, regular exercise may not be possible for everyone and a doctor should be consulted before attempting any new activities or exercises.


Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

RICE Method


When experiencing joint pain that is not associated with arthritis, the RICE method is a proven pain relief technique. RICE stands for: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. First, rest; let the joint calm down before further treatment or use. Second, ice; apply a cold pack or ice pack to the affected joint for 10 to 20 minutes three times a day. Then, compression; use a wrap or compression sleeve over the affected area to help decrease swelling. Be careful not to wrap too tight as this can cause swelling below the joint. Finally, elevation; elevate the swollen area above the level of the heart to reduce swelling.  HDIS offers hot/cold compression packs and pain relief therapies which make it easy to apply heat and ice to your achy muscles and joints.

Massage Therapy


Delivers relief to the upper back, lumbar region and thighs, for a complete body relaxation experience. Another alternative pain relief method is massage therapy. Massage therapy can be as simple as using a massaging neck pillow or back rest to relieve tension from tight, irritated muscles. Not only can massage therapy be a great alternative pain relief treatment, but it can also brighten your mood and reduce stress levels. Of course, a doctor should always be consulted before attempting any at home pain relief remedy. Always be sure to adhere to the doctor’s recommendations, and if prescribed medicine be sure to follow instructions per doctor’s orders.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Bedroom Safety - Save on Bedrails!

It is an inevitable fact that as people age, it becomes harder to move around the house independently. Many people have to rely on in-home nurses or family members to be able to get in and out of bed safely. While some people do not have a choice in the matter, others may still be able to remain independent.

Not being able to get in and out of bed under one’s own power can be one of the most debilitating effects of growing older. Bed rails provide extra support for those who struggle with this task. These bed rails offer additional assistance to get in and out of bed, as well as providing a barrier to ensure the user does not roll off the bed in their sleep. Similar to grab rails for bathroom fall prevention, bed rails can act as a grab bar for fall prevention, subsequently preventing injury and allowing a person to hold onto their independent lifestyle. It is known that a senior’s independence suffers greatly after a fall for various reasons. For many people, products like these can go a long way in allowing them to keep or regain their independence.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Reminder Rosie - Medicine Adherence

Nearly two-thirds of Americans who take medication do not take their medication in adherence with their doctor’s orders. It may not seem like a big deal, but non-adherence can result in some seriously undesirable outcomes. According to the Case Management Society of America, medication non-adherence was the fourth leading cause of death in the United States in 2006 at 125,000 deaths per year. Non-adherence to medication, especially for those with chronic conditions, is becoming an epidemic. For some people, it is simply impossible to remember to take their medication all the time. As those with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or any other condition that affects cognitive abilities grow older, it is often inevitable that their condition worsens as well. Slowing this process can be done through medication, but only if it is taken properly. Many with these conditions cannot afford in-home nursing or caregivers to ensure they take their medicine, so they resort to nursing homes, giving up their independence. However, if you or a loved suffer from a memory impairing condition, or are just a forgetful person, there may be some hope after all.

Reminder Rosie is a simple, easy to use, memory aid device. It can be set with up to 25 reminders per day, and each one is recorded in your, a friend’s, or loved one’s voice. For the memory impaired, this can be a soothing experience to hear a message along the lines of, “Good morning, Mom! Don’t forget to take 2 blue pills this morning, I love you!”  In a study done by the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre, 86% of participants achieved an adherence rate of at least 80%. The study also found a decrease in time per day spent on medications by 10-30 minutes per day. 9% of participants were able to discharge their weekly nurse, saving them valuable money. Reminder Rosie is completely voice activated and easy to use, so there are no buttons to push or fancy programming required. Reminder Rosie is a simple solution to reduce nursing costs and time spent on medication, and to improve independence, overall health, and quality of life. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Ways to Prevent Bathroom Falls

More than 1/3 of all falls among the elderly occur in the bathroom, ranking number one on the list of places where an elderly person is most likely to experience a fall.  There are many ways to help reduce the likelihood of falls in the bathroom including products such as: non slip bath mats, grab bars, shower stools, etc. However, in order to begin solving the problem, the importance must be understood.

In 2014, the number of deaths caused by car accidents was equal to the number of fatalities caused by accidental falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 46.8% of first falls among senior citizens are caused by some sort of environmental component like an uneven floor, slippery surface, or stray objects. This percentage falls in relation to number of falls. For example, a person’s fifth fall only has an 18.2% chance of being caused by an environmental factor. These statistics tell us that in order to reduce the overall number of falls, especially fatal ones, we must prevent the first fall from happening. More than 200,000 people are injured in bathroom accidents each year. That number is on the rise as the baby boomer generation continues to grow older. Many of these bathroom falls happen due to people using the shower door, towel rack, or curtain for assistance for entering and exiting the shower/bath area, which are not designed to support the weight of a person. With the bathroom being the most likely place to experience a fall, this would be a great place to start making efforts to reduce falls.

Two products that help reduce the number of bathroom falls are grab bars and bath mats. The shower grab bar is a great tool for those who have problems getting in and out of the tub or shower, or have trouble getting off of the toilet. It can be mounted at any angle the user desires in order to be most effective. A slip resistant bath mat uses hundreds of suction cups to provide a secure, non-slip surface to the tub/shower floor. This prevents a large number of slips and falls when entering and exiting the tub. Another way the bath mat reduces falls is by providing two built in foot scrubbers and a built in pumice stone. This eliminates the need to bend over, which could be the cause of a fall. 

It is critical that preventative measures be taken, even if one has never experienced a fall before, in order to reduce the risk of future falls and possible injuries or fatalities.

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