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Home Improvements and Modifications for Aging in Place

  • Jan - 05 - 2021
  • Julia Weaver

Now more than ever before, we’re seeing more adults choosing to live at home as they grow in years, or what is known as aging in place. Living at home helps aging adults maintain their lifestyle for as long as possible, rather than moving into a nursing home or assisted care center.

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What Information Do You Need from Your Doctor for a Medicare Order?

  • Jan - 01 - 2021
  • Elixair Medical

At Elixair Medical, we carry a wide variety of personal medical equipment that is essential for the care of numerous conditions—from mobility aids to oxygen therapy and more, our products are key to improving quality of life for many patients. Because of how essential these products are to their overall health and well-being, many of our patients are able to have the cost of this equipment covered (in full or in part) by Medicare. However, it’s important that you get the right documents from your doctor to ensure that the expense will be covered. Keep reading to learn more about what you need before we can dispense a Medicare order.

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The Best Products for Preventing Bedsores

  • Dec - 17 - 2020
  • Elixair Medical

Decubitus, better known as bedsores or pressure ulcers, is a common but potentially serious condition for those with reduced mobility. Whether the patient relies on a wheelchair every day or is entirely unable to leave their bed, both of these situations can lead to the development of these sores. And, if left untreated, pressure ulcers can lead to severe skin damage, open wounds, and even infections and the death of skin cells. Fortunately, there are many products on the market that can help with both preventing these pressure injuries. Keep reading to learn what they are.

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6 Reasons to Try Oxygen Therapy

  • Oct - 15 - 2020
  • Elixair Medical

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is used to describe a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it more difficult for you to breathe. The most common conditions included in the COPD group are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Damage to the lungs from COPD is irreversible, and it’s important that you find ways to deal with the many symptoms of COPD so that you can continue to live a healthy, happy, fulfilling life. Oxygen therapy is just one treatment option that can significantly improve your COPD symptoms, particularly in regards to shortness of breath. Keep reading to learn 6 reasons that you should give it a try.

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Aging in Place—Because There’s No Place Like Home

  • Aug - 10 - 2020
  • Elixair Medical

When an elderly family member begins to struggle to care for themselves, or if they experience an accident in their home, many people seem to believe that the next necessary step is a nursing home or other care facility. But in recent years, as personal medical equipment and mobility devices have become more affordable and more accessible, aging in place has become a more viable option for many.

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