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.

Use coupon code, 39221, to save $3 on pain relief products! Limit one coupon per customer per order.


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.

Save $5 on bed rails with coupon code: BEDRAIL5


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.

Use coupon code PREVENT2 at checkout to save $2 on one of these helpful products.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo


Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients:
12 ounces fettuccine
1 head broccoli, cut into florets, stalk peeled and sliced
1.5 cups skim milk
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
Kosher salt

Directions:
1.  Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain.
2.  Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the broccoli until tender, 3 minutes. Drain.
3.  Heat the milk and butter in a large saucepan over low heat and slowly whisk in the flour. Simmer until slightly thickened, whisking constantly, 1 to 2 minutes.
4.  Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Add the pasta and broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally over low heat until heated through.
5.  Top each serving with extra Parmesan.




Friday, March 17, 2017

Banana Bread


Banana Bread

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2.  In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir in banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3.  Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

Full recipe here

Friday, March 10, 2017

Zucchini and Eggs


Zucchini and Eggs

Ingredients:
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 zucchini, sliced 1/8-1/4 inch thick
garlic powder, to taste
salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Stir the eggs and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl; set aside.
2.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook the zucchini in the hot oil until softened and lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Season the zucchini with garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Reduce heat to medium; pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Cook, stirring gently, for about 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover. Keep covered off the heat until the eggs set, about 2 minutes more.

Full recipe here

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Recipe of the Day!

 

Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients:
4 large baking potatoes
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 (16 ounce) container of sour cream and onion dip

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.  Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until cooked through.
3.  Slice tops of potatoes and scoop the flesh into a large bowl, leaving skins intact.
4.  To the potato flesh, add the cheese and dip. Mix well and spoon mixture into potato skins.
5.  Bake for another 30 minutes, or until heated through.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Ham and Potato Soup


Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup diced cooked ham
3 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground white or black pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk

Directions:
1. Combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a stockpot.  Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. 
2.  In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour with a fork and cook, stirring constantly until thick, about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk as not to allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until thick, 4-5 minutes.
3.  Stir the milk mixture into the stockpot, and cook soup until heated through. Serve immediately.

Full recipe here

Friday, February 17, 2017

Delicious Pasta Salad


Ingredients:
1 (16 ounce) package fusilli (spiral) pasta
3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubed
1/2 pound salami, cubed
1/4 pound sliced pepperoni, cut in half
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 (10 ounce) can black olives, drained
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, drained
1 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing

Directions:
1.  Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water.

2.  In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, pepperoni, green pepper, olives and pimentos. Pour in salad dressing and toss to coat.

Full Recipe

Friday, February 10, 2017

Chicken Salad



Ingredients:
6 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and diced
1 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon salt-free herb and spice blend
1 cup mayonnaise

Directions:
Combine the chicken, celery, spice blend and mayonnaise. Mix all together; more or less mayonnaise can be added, depending on your preference. Voila!

Full recipe here

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Mushroom Chicken Piccata


Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions:

1. In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together flour, salt, and paprika. In a separate dish or bowl, mix together egg and milk. Dip chicken pieces in egg mixture, then in seasoned flour.

2.  In a large skillet, heat butter or margarine over medium-high heat. Saute chicken pieces until golden brown. Add mushrooms and onion saute for 3-5 minutes.

3.  In a medium bowl, combine the broth, wine, lemon juice and cornstarch. Mix together and pour mixture over chicken and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium low and let chicken mixture simmer for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Full recipe here

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Easy Quiche Recipe


Ingredients:

2 cups milk
4 eggs
3/4 cup biscuit baking mix
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
1 cup cubed cooked ham
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 10 inch quiche dish.
2.  In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, baking mix, butter and Parmesan cheese. Batter will be lumpy. Stir in broccoli, ham and Cheddar cheese. Pour into prepared quiche dish.
3.  Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, until eggs are set and top is golden brown.

Full Recipe Here

Friday, January 13, 2017

Parmesan Chicken Bake!


Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 cups prepared marinara sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 (5 ounce) package garlic croutons

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Coat the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole dish with olive oil, and sprinkle with garlic and hot red pepper flakes.

Arrange the chicken breasts in bottom of the dish, and pour marinara sauce over chicken. Sprinkle basil over marinara sauce, and top with half the mozzarella cheese, followed by half the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle on the croutons, then top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake in preheated oven until cheese and croutons are golden brown and the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 35 minutes to an hour, depending on the shape and thickness of your chicken breasts.  An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F.

Full recipe here

Friday, January 6, 2017

Easy Tuna Casserole

 
Ingredients:
3 cups cooked macaroni
1 (6 ounce) can tuna, drained 
1 (10.75) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1.5 cups french fried onions

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

In a 9x13 inch baking dish, combine the macaroni, tuna, and soup. Mix well, and then top with cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly. Sprinkle with fried onions, and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.