ENJOY FREEDOM WITH THE BEST OXYGEN SOLUTIONS

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People ailing with COPD could get back their freedom and enjoy life in a normal manner if they start using the Inogen One G4 oxygen concentrator. This unit is incredibly small and lightweight with an extremely quiet operation manufactured to be used 24 hours.

Free Shipping

Independent Living Specialists offers free shipping Australia wide for purchase of the Inogen One. So, make use of this facility fast. This unit is very light and you need not worry about carrying a heavy oxygen tank.

Operation of the Inogen One

This unit continuously cleans the air from the atmosphere, takes off nitrogen to deliver air rich with oxygen, delivers the cleaned oxygen via nasal cannula and it is powered by rechargeable battery or any AC or DC power source.

Inogen One G4 Oxygen Concentrator

The Inogen One G4 is officially the smallest and lightest portable oxygen concentrator ever released by Inogen.

Description

Priced at $4355.99, the Inogen One G4 oxygen concentrator is considered to be the smallest and lightest portable oxygen concentrator capable of providing oxygen 24/7 in an extraordinarily small package.

Despite the small size, the Inogen One G4 is unbelievably powerful. It has a pulse flow delivery system which means that it does not offer continuous flow. Instead, it is fitted with Inogen’s standard intelligent delivery technology to make sure the unit identifies your breath to deliver the oxygen with extreme preciseness.

Cost Conscious

Using an oxygen tank is costly as it involves buying a new one when the supply runs out.  But an oxygen concentrator does not have to be replaced as it will supply unlimited oxygen therapy on demand and the cost is only one payment when the device is purchased.

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Social and health benefits

A patient could significantly reduce risks of complications related to COPD such as pulmonary hypertension, heart failure by inhaling pure oxygen with the aid of a concentrator.

Many patients suffer from shortness of breath and best relief is by getting the correct amount of therapeutic oxygen into the bloodstream.

Quality of life can be improved. The proper oxygen treatment will help you to improve your mood and enjoy life. You will be able to sleep better and gradually symptoms of depression will disappear when all the organs get the correct amount of quality oxygen and on the whole, make you feel and look better.

Risk of hypoxemia can be reduced. Shortness of breath, wheezing, confusion and sometimes the skin turning blue are some of the symptoms of hypoxemia. Getting pure grade oxygen in the system reduces these symptoms.

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Additional Benefits

  • It doesn’t need oxygen refills or heavy tanks
  • Manufactured to suit travel use, portable or stationary locations.
  • Easy to travel in a pack.
  • Minimal maintenance.
  • In accordance with FAA requirements for airline travel

Safety

This unit is definitely much safer than an oxygen tank. Several decades back large oxygen tanks were used as the best option for oxygen therapy patients. However, today Imogen One G4 concentrator is considered the best choice. While oxygen tanks are exposed to the risk of leakage, oxygen concentrators do not have any risk of leakage. Leaks could probably trigger inflammability but this will never occur in a home oxygen concentrator as it generates oxygen only on demand and delivers it through a nasal cannula conveniently and safely.

 

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MAINTENANCE OF A MOBILE SCOOTER

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First and foremost it is important to read the manual issued with the scooter and follow the instructions and recommendations mentioned by the manufacturer.

There are many things that can be done to ensure your mobility scooter remains in good condition and lasts as long as possible. Since all scooters are not the same, it is vital to follow the manufacturer’s advice as per the manual.

Washing and brushing your mobility scooter is essential for many reasons. Daily cleaning helps prevent dirt, dust, grime etc penetrating into parts of the scooter plus a clean outlook improves the appearance of the machine. However, it is also important to wipe and keep the scooter dry to keep the scooter rust free.

In order to prevent getting wet from rain and kept dry, many mobility scooters could be protected with protective covers. Keeping the seat and other fabrics on the mobility scooter dry are also very important.

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Batteries

Another important element of the mobility scooter is the battery which is usually sealed lead acid or gel based and needs to be charged after considerable use.

Usually, all mobility scooters have a guideline regarding the usage range of the battery, but this is only if it is not kept properly charged.  If you need to get the best use of the battery, it is recommended to charge the battery at least 12 hours after you receive it and thereafter keep it fully charged throughout for long-lasting usage. However, someday the battery could get exhausted so it is advised to get it checked annually by a professional to ensure it is charging properly.

Another way of keeping the mobility scooter maintained is greasing the terminals of the battery. The battery has to be cleaned with a damp cloth and if the battery does get wet, ensure to wipe and dry it completely before using the mobility scooter.

Eventually, there will be a decrease in the battery’s capacity to hold a charge, which will result in the mobility scooter being charged constantly. Always check the charge on the scooter’s indicator before embarking on a journey. A fully charged scooter is also necessary to power external lights when traveling in darkness or in bad visibility conditions.

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Charging the battery depends on the model of the mobility scooter. Sometimes it will need charging after every journey or when the charge indicator shows low. A mobility scooter battery usually lasts between one to two years before being replaced depending on the usage. In order to work efficiently, a battery has to be charged frequently.

During the winter season, it is important to be cautious about keeping the scooter charged as when a scooter is not in use the battery loses its charge and eventually decay if it is not charged at all times.

Brakes

Brakes have to be serviced annually by a professional to ensure safety. Most electric mobility scooters are fitted with an inertia system of braking which makes it halt when the power is eased off.

Tires

Every now and then the tires of the mobility scooter will wear off and a puncture is the biggest issue if you are a long way from home. Deep treat tires are the best, puncture proof tires available in the market.

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A Guide to Australia’s Best Riser Recliner Chairs

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Riser recliner chairs play an important role if a person’s health and aging conditions are making their daily chores or even sitting and getting up from a chair difficult. Sometimes it could be difficulty in standing up from a chair or could be due to feeling tired soon and need to recline in the chair itself to feel comfortable. It is also helpful when you have blood circulation issues and have been advised to keep your feet elevated whenever seated.

Types of riser recliner chairs

Single motor chairs are regulated by one motor which makes the backrest and leg rest move simultaneously. These chairs also easy to operate due to minimum buttons on the hand control. It is ideal for small spaces and could be reclined even if it is placed near a wall.

Wall dual motor chairs are regulated by two motors which make the backrest and leg rest work separately. Since dual motor chairs have more buttons on the hand control, the operating part might be more difficult to some users.

Royale’s Signature Mayfair recliner lift chair  made from High Quality Custom Soft Angora Fabrics features class in any setting and home décor.

Royale’s Signature Mayfair recliner lift chair made from High Quality Custom Soft Angora Fabrics features class in any setting and home décor.

Upholstery

Upholstery could be chosen to suit your size, skin condition and color, and style to match your home décor. Using a fabric or vinyl should be considered according to what is best for you. Although fabric makes the seat comfortable, a vinyl cover is the best option if you have continence issues or perspire too much. Vinyl is also more durable and very easy when it comes to keeping it clean.

How to choose the right size

• Riser recliner chairs are available in various sizes and it is very important to select a chair that fits you best with maximum support and comfort.
• Your bottom should fit the back of the seat and feet flat on the floor when you sit on the chair
• Check whether you could get two fingers between the back of your knees and the side front edge.
• Ensure the seat is wide enough to sit comfortably but not too wide to lose the support of the chair and not being able to use the armrest.

Maneuvering of a riser recliner chair

Operating a riser recliner chair will differ according to the chair chosen by the user. But nevertheless, all riser recliner chairs operate on a similar standard.
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• Place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart and put your arms on the armrest.
• The chair will begin to rise and tilt forward when you press UP/riser button the hand control.
• When this happens take the weight on your feet and straighten your legs to come to a standing position.

Sitting

• To get further back to the chair, place yourself in a way the back of your knees touches the front frame of the raised chair.
• Keep your hands on the armrest.
• Press the DOWN or lowering button on the hand control.
• When the chair begins to lower, bend your knees and get to a sitting position making sure your bottom is comfortable at the back of the seat.

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The riser action will help reduce the stress which would normally occur on your joints and knees when you get up and down. A battery backup also ensures you are able to retain mobility in the event of a power outage.

Tips on lowering and raising a reclining chair

• Leaving the chair in an upright position when not in use is recommended as it is easier to sit down.
• Ensure to feel the chair at the back of your thighs before lowering yourself down to a sitting position.
• Contact your healthcare professional and get advice on how to use your riser recliner safely.

EASILY FOLD-ABLE MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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Mobility scooters that are foldable are now very popular among those with limited mobility. Independent Living Specialists have a wide range of mobility solutions suitable for any type of handicap. Foldable mobility scooters are one of their specialties. Some of the top brands with a great range of mobility scooters suitable for your respective needs is readily available in all their stores and online store.

Advantages

Foldable mobility scooters could be folded to fit into limited space in your home. It could also be transported compactly. It also comes in handy when traveling on vacation. When traveling by air or sea a foldable mobility scooter is considered as a wheelchair and allowed to be taken in free of charge.

Products

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter, Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter Automatic Folding and S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter are some of the products available at ILS stores.

Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This scooter is a new product priced at $1,245.99 with many advanced features which include the first drive mini mobility scooter, delta bars as next-generation drive medical splitting mechanism. It is suitable for both outdoor and indoor use. With a maximum weight capacity of 130kg, the most important factors of the scooter being style, performance, reliability, and comfort.

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Genie Plus Travel Mobility Scooter Automatic Folding

This is a fully automated electronic device priced at $4475.99. It is also a rare mobility scooter manufactured to give the finest customer experience. It could be folded and unfolded easily whenever required and the special remote control operation assists users to navigate the device easily to their convenience. Maximum weight capacity is 136kg and could be stored to fit into a vehicle for transportation. It is airline friendly and could be taken along on overseas holidays without affecting your luggage allowance.

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S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter

Priced at $2424.99, S19 Quest Folding Mobility Travel Scooter is an extreme light-weight folding mobility scooter. With a maximum weight capacity of 115kg, it is provided with a larger range of drive and folds up easily in a simple movement, transportable easily in your home or shopping malls. It is one of the most advanced ultra-light foldable mobility scooters available in the market.

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Health and Social Benefits

Having a foldable mobility scooter is beneficial both medically and socially. Being able to participate in social gatherings and getting around without any issues keeps the patient or user happy and content and this, in turn, has a good impact on recuperating from the illness to favorable point. In addition to being comfortable and helping you to get around fast, these scooters are also able to give your independence back. It is also a good choice for those who need to remain mobile without the anxiety of finding space to store a big scooter in your home

Foldable mobility scooters are on offer for hire/rent or buy options at Independent Living Specialist stores Australia wide with free shipping to the door for online customers. They also offer a reliable service and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.

 

 

 

 

THE BEST DAY CHAIRS FOR ELDERLY AUSTRALIANS

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The elderly and disabled population may find it more and more difficult or even unthinkable of using normal chairs. It is important to choose a chair that will support the difficulties faced by you. It could be a chair that is specially manufactured to give additional back support, more comfortable seating or a chair manufactured to aid while dining, reclining or moving in and out of the dining table without any difficulty.

Availability

Independent Living Specialists has a wide array of chairs to meet your special requirement. All chairs are comfortable, sturdy, and durable and manufactured by most reputed brands. These chairs are available in all stores of ILS across Australia.

How to choose a chair

Firstly, it is important to select a chair that meets your requirements. Thereafter, it becomes necessary to check durability and comfort according to your budget.

Importance of posture

Maintaining a person’s posture is very important as we get older. Poor posture while seated could lead to many adverse effects on a person’s health. It could even lead to building up of lung, chest and urinary tract infections. Poor appetite and breathing issues could also occur due to poor posture. An elderly person could probably slide and fall from a chair if the seated position is not comfortable or steady, causing fear, pain, and discomfort.

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An adjustable high back chair featuring a contoured backrest and padded arm rests, vinyl upholstery and powder coated steel frame.

Advantages

Once a person is seated supported upright their bodily functions will improve greatly. Selecting the correct chair and placing it in a good location could assist improve their posture considerably and as a result, have a positive impact on their overall health and well-being.

Products

High back Days Chair, Utility Days Chair, and Bariatric Days Chair are some of the popular reputed branded chairs.

High back Days Chair

This chair has a weight capacity of 205kg and adjustable high back with a contoured backrest and padded arm-rests, powder coated steel frame and vinyl upholstery.

Currently available at $385.99

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Utility Days Chair

This is a low back orthopedic chair ideal for dining or household chores while seated. The adjustable seat height and angle gives maximum hip support and the curved padded backrest gives postural comfort and support. This is affordably priced at $285.

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Health and Social Benefits

Using a day chair has many benefits. Health wise it could improve your mobility if you are facing any orthopedic issues on your posture. The ability to sit and dine or move around will quicken the healing process.  A patient or elderly need not be confined to a separate dining area as these chairs will help to dine at the table with friends and kin and also sit at social gatherings or meetings.

Professional Advice

It is always good to get professional advice on what type of chair will suit the buyer’s need. An occupational therapist or customer services at ILS would be able to guide you in this respect.