Finding Your Freedom with Independent Living Specialists

Sunrise Medical Mobility Scooters available through ILSAU

Not only the aged but also the young has to sometimes face some difficulties when they are suffering from some kind of a physical condition which limits their ability to move. Sure, age affects every one of our bodies quite brutally. However, some medical conditions can be equally brutal when they are hurting us and limiting our ability to move on our own.

Most of the time, when such a time in our life comes we have to get the help of a family member or a caregiver who can be there for us all the time. However, all of us want to be able to be independent without being dependent on someone all the time. But what can one do when such physical inabilities are there? At such a moment, you can use the help of Independent Living Specialists and choose some devices which can help you to move with ease inside and outside your home.

Moving Outdoors

Most of the time moving while we are indoors is not that hard. We can use a walker as support. However, we really need something more reliable to support us fully when outdoors. ILS offers those who are interested in moving outdoors without anyone’s assistance, a number of mobility scooters. These scooters are quite easy to use and even can be customized to fit your exact needs. Some will offer you the ability to go short distances while others are ideal for long distances.

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Moving Within the House

You can be someone who finds it difficult to move around inside the house too. You may be wishing to stay comfortably seated most of the time.  You can get necessary home care solutions from ILS too by purchasing a lift chair from them. These chairs also come with a variety of options. All of them are basically designed to help the user stay as comfortable as possible. At the same time, these chairs help the person using it to stand up without anyone’s help as the chairs lift you and help you to get to a standing position. With such a chair you can be comfortably seated while you are away from the bed and get up without falling down, or without getting anyone else’s help.

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Deals to Rent or Buy

At ILS you also have the option of using these amazing items which can make your life more independent and easier, for rent too. If you think you need a particular item for only some time you can hire the item through an online booking. If you are buying any of these wonderful items you can even enjoy some special deals such as getting free delivery throughout Australia (as long as you are ordering the item online). Moreover, with ILS you do get the chance to shop for the items which can give you your freedom back from the comfort of your home as the online ordering process is not at all complicated.

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ILS has been around to help people such as you, who want to find the independence in their life by using some reliable products. These ILS products can help the user to do their own work without depending on others. Therefore, if you are also determined to find the freedom you had lost due to age or any kind of a medical condition, you can use the assistance ILS has to offer. These professionals only provide what is best for you.

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Top Ways A Tens Machine Can Relieve Your Pain

Tens machines are compact devices uses to generate currents of electricity that act as a painkilling mechanism in your body. It is known to have little side effects, unlike the oral pain killers. The tens machine can be used treat short term pain like muscle strains and tear and stomach cramps as well as long term discomforts such as pain due to osteoarthritis or even cancer. Being in pain affects your wellbeing and mentality. So the reduction of that of pain is a great service to anyone.

How to use a tens machine

Usage of the tens machine is quite straightforward. It constitutes of the small box-like apparatus which generates the electric currents and the four electrodes which are soft pads that can be stuck to your body at the place of origin of that pain so that the currents are transported into your body. Then you must adjust the settings so that the current frequency and intensity suits you. It is good to listen to the advice of a physician or chiropractor in terms of these settings. And since you are working with electricity you must make sure that the surface of your body is clean and dry and that you do not use this machine near places with water like the bathroom. You should also avoid the use of tens machine over injured skin and over your eyes or lips.

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Top ways the tens machine relieves pain

The tens machine acts in two main ways to relieve you of your pain. One is when the electric currents are released to your body from the point of origin of that pain it scrambles the pain signals that are sent to your brain from the affected area. This blocks the brain neurons from reading pain signals thus effectively cutting off any awareness or feeling of pain.

Second way by which the tens machine relieves pain

Secondly, the electric currents can stimulate the production of endorphins in your body. Endorphins can act as natural painkillers in your body, relieving you of your pain and making you feel good and positive. The tens machines like the Protens and EMS dual unit at Independent Living Specialists has the ability to store treatment times and schedules, which can be accessed by you or your chiropractor. This can be useful in making your treatment more organized bringing better outcomes.

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Thirdly the lack of side effects

The counterparts of the tens machines, like oral painkillers are known to have painful side effects such as gastritis or other stomach pains. Another benefit of the tens machine is that it is completely devoid of such side effects as it is applied externally. With proper care, you can say goodbye to pain in all its forms.

Current deals on ILS

Independent Living Specialists are currently offering unbelievable deals for the tens machines in their range of offers so it is a good time to purchase your own tens machine. The Protens and EMS dual unit with the premium display are available at 50% off on its price just at the ILS e-store. You can save up to hundred dollars by purchasing it right now. It includes batteries and packet of four electrodes and also comes with a five year long, unlimited warranty. In addition, the DigiTens- TENS and EMS machine also come with the same deal of 50% off on its price. With this deal, you can save up to ninety dollars on your purchases. ILS also offers cut downs on prices of extra packs of electrodes. It addition to these wonderful deals ILS also offers free shipping around Australia, secure online shopping, expert advice and friendly customer service so it is time to grab what you need.

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The Best Walkers For Sale At ILS

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Walkers are simple mechanisms that allow people who are having difficulty balancing themselves while walking to walk safely without injuring themselves by falling. Losing balance and dizziness when walking are common to those of us who are aging. And using a walker to protect one’s self from harm is the wisest thing to do.

Benefits of a good walker

Owning a good walker that suits you can mean that not only gain your independence but also your health. By continuing to walk you fill gain enough exercise necessary to keep your organ functioning well. Your health will visibly improve with the increased blood supply and the burning of extra fat deposits that otherwise would turn into phlegm. Your lungs will also be very active making you feel fresh and content.

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Types of walkers

There are several brands and models of walkers out today. Brands offered for sale by Independent Living Specialists include Alpha, Ausmedic, Care Quip, K Care and Trust Care.  They are carefully selected as to offer customers with only the best products from reputable manufacturers. Among them are indoor and outdoor walkers and the most popular of all; the seat walkers, which allow the person walking an intermission to rest. These walkers have wheels making it easy to push them along your path. However, there are old style walkers without wheels too, such as the Ball Walker Coopers Walking Frame. There are also forearm walkers, tri-wheel walkers, knee walkers and walkers with trays that suit different personal needs of the customer. Walkers are distinguished into separate weight categories as well, allowing a customer to pick one according to his or her weight.

Top rated walkers

The Tourer Seat walker is actually on the top in terms of rating in the market. It has large wheels making it easy to maneuver through the outdoors. The handbrakes, backrest and padded seat make it a comfortable and safe resting position, mid walk. It is also foldable like many other walkers making it convenient for travelers and for space saving at home. The handles are height adjustable according to the height of the user and the seat carrier underneath a basket to carry your necessities when going for a walk. The Heavy Duty Trekker seat walker is quite similar in built but able to support a heavy built person due to its sturdy structure. The seat walker and basket by Auscare are also worth considering as it is usable both indoors and outdoors and slightly cheaper as well in price. The most common pick in the market among walkers seems to be the seat walkers. The popularity may be attributed to the care and support that they have in their built to offer anyone who needs it.

Next in line in terms of customer rating is the Days 240L Lightweight Aluminium Folding Three Wheeler walker, which as the name implies carries only three-wheelers. Three wheeled walkers are smaller in structure and need less space to maneuver.

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Walking Frames

Though less in popularity than the seat walkers, the simple walker frames still have their charm. They are appreciated for being simple, helpful and space saving. The folding walking frames are fitted with anti-slip rubber tips on their legs to for the purpose of stability and extra grip when walking or resting. And as the name implies they are foldable making it easy to put away when not in use or to pack when traveling.

Whatever the brand or type Independent Living Specialists only offer the safest walkers with ergonomically designed backrests and handlebars that ensure minimum risk of injury. So you should not doubt yourself when purchasing your walker with Independent Living Specialists.

Hospital Beds in Australia

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Hospital beds are a welcome sign to many facing and combating illnesses of any kind. Finding comfort when one is sick is very difficult and hospital beds which are adjustable to one’s preference help you get there. This is why it is a good idea to own a hospital bed when one is sick and infirm. Owning a hospital bed will make sure that you get the good night’s sleep that will provide you with the morning vigor that you exercise at doing what you please.

Hospital beds in Australia

Hospitals beds of many type and brand are available in Australia through Independent Living Specialists. Brands available include Invacare, Eurocare, Betten Malsch, I Care and K-Dee. These are all well-known companies and that promise sturdy and reliable hospital beds for you. We are situated in Sydney with after sale service centers all around the continent so there is no lack of facilities available for you to purchase a hospital bed.

Goodness in owning a hospital bed

As discussed earlier hospital beds will help anyone who is ailing with long term sicknesses or aging. When one is infirm it is hard to move around all the time and it is harder to sit still. Hospital beds will allow you to adjust your position to find your comfort spot. It will also make it easy for your family and your caretakers to care for you. Hospital beds can also be pushed when necessary or during an emergency as they have wheels attached.

Things to consider when buying

It is advisable to think through your options when buying a hospital bed. One is to find one fit your budget. Next to pick a suitable weight category. There are beds that can support heavy weight like the Bariatric Octave hospital bed which can safely support a weight of 385 kilograms. The weight category has to be decided based on your weight. There are separate mattresses and side rails that can be picked according to your necessity as well.

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Innovative hospital beds

The world of hospital beds keeps changing and shifting into better modes to assist the ailing. The Invacare 1600 for example, is engineered to prevent infection by dropping the buildup of moisture and microbial contamination. The advanced slat based system it is equipped with keeps skin clean and dry, preventing the development of pressure sores or any other skin dilemma. So purchase the hi-low hospital bed and mattress that will bring you comfort and happiness now and enjoy your life n care and joy of its caresses.

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A guide to the top new hospital beds in Australia

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Selecting a hospital bed for use in your home can be a very overwhelming task. The thought of restyling your bedroom, getting rid of your lovely bedroom suite and only having to swap it with a hospital bed, is certainly devastating. It’s hard to imagine a situation like this, but it is also unavoidable in many cases. It is important to keep your loved ones in good care. Finding a bed that will make sure they get enough rest and pressure care is something that should be at the top of the list.

With the development of modern technology, there are many types of hospital beds to choose from. Here are the top new hospital beds in Australia,

The Bariatric Octave Hospital Bed

The Bariatric Octave Hospital Bed is designed to ensure the highest patient care while implementing a state-of-the-art electrical profiling system. The Octave Bed is ideal for bariatric clients desiring easy, straightforward and self-directed hand-control to adjust heights without making it difficult for the carer. The patient can be easily transferred in and out of the bed and it comes equipped with a fully electric four-sectioned mattress.

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The Astute Bed

The Astute Bed is designed for bariatric patients and comes with fitted storage and extension, two handsets equipped with lockout functionality, battery backup, and CPR function. It has removable head and foot bed ends. The bed is also able to adjust its height, backrest and knee for superior comfort.

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The K-Dee II High-Low King Single Bed

The K-Dee II bed is a great option for patients who are seeking superior comfort. The bed is designed with full-length steel side rails to for added safety of the patient during transportation. It also guarantees the safety of the patient while they sleep.

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Casa Med Classic FS Standard Bed

The Casa Med Classic bed offers an outstanding design that is eye-catching and modern at the same time. The bed is engineered with enclosed motors and a curved wooden head and footboard. The Casa Med is adjustable in height (which helps with patient’s heights), allowing caretakers and nurses to care for patients effectively, without causing any back injuries.

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The Invacare 1600 Bed

The Invacare 1600 nursing bed is designed to assist the control of infection by dropping the build-up of moisture and microbial infection. The progressive slot based system helps to keep the skin in a dry and clean condition and reduces the possibility of developing pressure sores. Invacare offers comfort and efficient functionality and makes sure both patients and caretakers receive the best conditions and support they need.

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At Independent Living specialists, we offer the best hospital beds in Australia to ensure patients receive the right care they need. Our stores offer a carefully selected range of Hi-Lo beds to suit a multiplicity of needs, flavors, and finances. Factory-made by well-known companies, all of our beds are securely built, stylishly designed and can be adjusted to ensure ultimate comfort.