5-Star Home Prep for Rehabilitating Patients
Anyone who's ever experienced a hospital stay knows there's nothing like going home and getting back into normal routines. But after major surgery and/or a period of rehabilitation, just maneuvering throughout a home poses its own set of challenges. Fortunately, Pacific Medical Supply has everything you need to make the transition smooth for you or those you care for.
Lightweight wheelchairs can be rented for long- or short-term periods, giving those with temporary mobility issues freedom in an around their homes. There are several models to choose from, including chairs with space saver desk arms, making it easy to pull up to a desk or dining room table.
The luxury of a soothing bath can be taken for granted - until it's difficult to get into and out of the tub. Pacific Medical Supply has a range of transfer benches that are sturdy, water-tight and rust-resistant. Most are shipped pre-assembled with adjustable seat heights and reversible arms to fit all bathtubs. For more permanent solutions, there are easily installed grab bars and bathtub rails.
When nature calls, if bending is an issue, raised seats come to the rescue. Styles range from those with removable arms, adjustable heights and padded seating. These can be easily removed and transferred to another commode with ease and frequently without any tools at all, offering rehabilitating patients freedom and independence.
If surgery has made it hard to reach or stretch, even daily aids such as reachers and long shoe horns give rehabilitating patients another level of independence. Some reachers have suctions cups, magnetic tips and even collapse or fold for easy portability.
Some thoughtful pre-planning will make the homecoming of any patient a pleasant and comfortable transition. With these items on your list, you're ensuring your home is conducive to a speedy recovery and a higher level of safety for all.