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How to Support our Seniors and Elderly

Supporting our SeniorsLifestyle Changes Teaching Seniors to Cope with Lifestyle Changes Many senior adults want to live independently without having to rely on help from others. But we all know that at one point, it's inevitable. As people age, they are faced with many issues like deteriorating strength, mobility or other physical or cognitive challenges, inability to manage finances, households, etc. There is an increased need to prepare them to deal...
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How Compression Socks Can Help You Improve Your Health

Why should you wear Compression Socks?  Did you know that compression socks aren't just for the treatment of varicose veins? It's true! Plus, they are available in fashionable prints that don't even look like compression stockings. Just about anyone can benefit from the relief, support, and prevention that these socks have to offer day after day. If you're uncertain whether or not compression stockings will benefit you, read on to...
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Qualifying for Disability Benefits with COPD

Qualifying for Disability Benefits With COPD  If you or someone you love has COPD, you may be eligible for financial resources to help make ends meet. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits for people with illnesses that prevent them from earning a living wage. Depending on how much your COPD affects your life, you could be entitled to a monthly check to be used on rent or other...
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Shop Home Medical Equipment

Shop Home Medical Equipment FINDING A STORE YOU CAN TRUST FOR HOME MEDICAL EQUIPMENT When you or your loved one will be off your feet for a while, you need someone you can trust to provide the medical equipment and supplies you need. PRO2 Medical Equipment has all the products you need to make the proper changes for your stay. Perhaps you need assistance in your bathroom since you have...
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Why is Healthy Foot Care Important for Diabetics?

Why is Healthy Foot Care Important for Diabetics? Proper foot care is vital for individuals with diabetics. Research has established a strong link between diabetes and foot health, so understanding diabetic foot care is essential for your health. Diabetes causes many changes to the body, particularly the feet that could potentially cause complications like nerve damage (neuropathy), the hardening and narrowing of blood vessels, foot ulcers ranging from a surface...
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Benefits of Yoga for Heart Health

You've probably heard that routinely practicing the art of yoga results in a multitude of health benefits, especially increasing the overall flexibility in your body, but what about the positive changes happening that you can't see, or maybe not even feel? How Does Yoga Help The Heart? When maneuvering yourself during yoga, blood begins to flow through your body better, bringing much-needed oxygen to your muscles, connective tissue, organs, and...
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Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents Challenges that Accompanies Caregiving Caring for or learning to provide caregiving services to the aging, sick or disabled people is one of the most challenging realities. This is especially for young people who found themselves in such harsh realities of taking care of their aged parents. New caregivers struggle with so many difficulties. They are often required to alter their schedule, spend more time with the...
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Benefits and Uses of Physical Therapy Rehab Aids for Living

Anyone can suffer hip and knee problems at any age, and when that happens, it becomes difficult for one to be independent as is the case in ordinary situations. Such dependence on other members of the family can be a huge burden to shoulder, especially where other responsibilities are involved, and therefore, necessary medical equipment or items should be sought to help affected individuals get through the recovery process. The...
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Medical Equipment Needs Aren't Optional

Elderly and disabled individuals often require certain types of medical equipment to get around their home and attempt to live a normal life. While some things might be easier to obtain, others are becoming increasingly difficult due to all of the massive insurance reimbursement cuts. This leaves seniors in a tough situation trying to figure out what they are going to be able to do to afford the items they...
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Rollator Walkers for Seniors

Rollator Walkers for Seniors A Rollator is a walker that has a wheel on each of the legs. There are three and four wheel rollators which include a seat and a basket for carrying a few things. They come in different colors, sizes, weights and height. Therefore, all you have to do is choose one that suits your needs. The most important factors that you should consider while purchasing one...
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Physical Therapy for Elderly Patients

As a senior citizen, you want to be able to do the things that you love and enjoy. You don't want to feel as if you aren't able to do anything and confined to a wheelchair or your bed. With the help of physical therapy, you can regain your independence and get back to doing the things that you love. Whether you want to improve your health in general or...
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Sleep Sound Therapy Systems

If you're the type of person who needs complete and total silence to help you get to sleep, chances are you wake up with every noise you hear. It can come from a neighbor's creaking floor board, a dog barking, the trash being collected outside at 4 am, or other sounds that are intermittent and distracting. The result is you wake up exhausted because you haven't had a good night's...
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Do the Elderly Need Protein?

Protein is a vital nutrient. Our bodies use protein to build muscle, carry oxygen, aid digestion, and provide your body with energy. Without protein, people could not live long happy lives. Protein is critical to development, but it is even more critical for seniors. Seniors need protein to keep their bones strong, keep their muscles in shape and help your body fight disease.For years, doctors told elderly patients to curb...
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DreamStation Auto CPAP | Philips Respironics

The New Respironics DreamStation Auto CPAP Offers The Very Best In Medical Sleep Apnea Intervention! Feeling tired? Snoring like a dragon does? With the new and awesome DreamStation Auto CPAP from Philips Respironics there's no longer any need to shudder the walls of your castle! We have affordable, effective healing options for people that are over-tired and unwell due to chronic sleep apnea. Philips Respironics has produced a healing solution...
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Important IntelliSkin Compression Wear Sizing Guidelines

IntelliSkin Compression Wear Sizing Guidelines When choosing sizing for your IntelliSkin we go by ​both your ​chest size and weight. If ​you fit into more than one size category (see attached size chart), we always recommend going with the larger of the two sizes. You do not want the garment to be too tight under the arms.       IntelliSkin Sizing SHIRTS 1. Place both arms through the sleeves...
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IntelliSkin Case Study by Andrews Research and Education Institute

Andrews Institute study: Performance and fatigue in baseball pitchers using the IntelliSkin shirt. “This was a landmark and well controlled research study with baseball pitchers and the IntelliSkin shirt. The increase in throwing velocity was an important finding, but even more important was the shirts ability to delay fatigue as the pitch count increased. This product has great potential, not only for use as an injury prevention and performance enhancement device,...
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Is a Knee Walker the Right Choice for You?

Knee Walkers Is a Knee Walker the Right Choice for You? For those who have suffered a foot or ankle injury, mobility can be a major problem. Traditionally, crutches were the standard for patients who could not put weight on their foot. However, a new method of mobility has recently become more popular-the knee walker. If you're deciding what option is right for you, consider these factors that may indicate...
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Traveling with Medical Oxygen

Traveling with Medical Oxygen Many people may have breathing problems at some point in time. This can be due to many factors including health problem that are temporary or health problems that are constant such as chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, asthma or emphysema. Doctors can help their patients breathe better with the help of modern oxygen machines. An oxygen machine provides the patient with access to breathing assistance at all...
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Controlling the Embarrassing Effects of Incontinence

Controlling the Embarrassing Effects of Incontinence A sad reality of the aging process is the breakdown of basic bodily functions, but if you are caring for a loved one suffering from the deleterious effects of incontinence, and need to purchase adult diapers, you should look into buying Medline cloth like briefs that offer soft outer fabric for maximum comfort. As such, regardless of what life throws at them while they...
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AirFit N10 CPAP Mask from Resmed

AirFit N10 CPAP Nasal Mask   The AirFit N10- Living with Sleep Apnea Without the CPAP Mask Stigma Finding that CPAP Mask with just the right fit and feel isn't always an easy task. With the introduction of the AirFit N10, those who suffer from sleep apnea can finally find that comforting sleep they have long sought. AirFit N10 offers visual freedom, proven performance, and stable seals.           ...
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PRO2 Medical Supplies Announces Availability of the ActiVox Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) for Active Oxygen Users

LUBBOCK, Texas, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to customers wanting an overnight, portable oxygen concentrator that reduces cylinder deliveries and eliminates the trouble of changing and carrying multiple oxygen bottles, PRO2 Medical Supplies is happy to announce the availability of the LifeChoice ActiVox Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) complete with AC/DC power supplies, carrying bag and cannula. Designed to accommodate active oxygen users, the LifeChoice ActiVox Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC)...
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Malnutrition in Cancer Patients

Malnutrition in Cancer Patients Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments often suffer a variety of medical problems affecting their ability to eat adequate amounts of food. Nausea, vomiting, alterations in smell and taste and abdominal discomfort can all lead to decreased appetite and the negative effects of malnutrition. Exacerbating these side effects of cancer therapy are psychological issues such as depression and anxiety that further contribute to an ongoing...
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Silent Night CPAP Mask Liner

Before Dr. Colin Sullivan invented the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine in 1980, sleep apnea was treated with such radical procedures as tracheotomies or sinus surgeries that did little to relieve symptoms of sleep apnea. However, the evolution of the CPAP machine has progressed rapidly since then, leading to the state-of-the-art devices we have today that significantly help those suffering sleep apnea get a good night's sleep. Although CPAP masks...
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IntelliSkin Compression Shirt Technology

Posture & Compression Research IntelliSkin Compression Shirts & Wear from PRO2Medical.com is designed with more spandex than any other compression shirt on the market, Intelliskin apparel instantly improves posture for enhanced athletic performance during workouts or recovery. Mesh PostureCue panels correctly align upper body muscles, permitting reduced stress and muscle fatigue, so users can feel stronger for longer.                        THE TECHNOLOGY Kinesiology Taping® Method The Kinesiology...
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What is Sleep Apnea and How Does CPAP help?

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing while you are sleeping. Sleep apnea can be potentially fatal with harmful short term and long term complications that affects 1 in 3 men and 1 in 6 women. A sleep study is the best way to diagnose and order treatment pressure for sleep apnea patients. During the sleep study the AHI(Apnea Hypopnea Index) is...
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Lightweight Wheelchair Rentals in Lubbock & Big Spring Texas Delivery Areas

Manual lightweight wheelchairs help patients who are unable to walk maintain ambulatory freedom by using upper body strength to propel themselves by using their hands & arms. Lightweight wheelchairs are much easier to transport then power chairs and can be used to go out shopping, out to eat with family, or make a doctors visit. Our lightweight wheelchairs weigh around 35 lbs which makes it easy for a family member...
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Suplimed Substi-Meal Nutrition helps cancer patients gain weight.

Gain Weight Fast With SupliMed® Substi-meal SupliMed® was developed for patients experiencing weight loss due to illness. Suplimed Substimeal is often recommended by physicians, nutritionists, and registered dieticians to patients during cancer recovery. Regaining lost calories during cancer treatments can be challenging. Patients often experience a loss of appetite during treatment and its difficult to maintain their normal intake of nutrients and calories. Suplimed can help anyone experiencing unwanted weight...
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Silent Night CPAP Mask Liners are Great Cushions & Stop Mask Leaks

Silent Night™ Liners for CPAP, APAP & BiPAP Masks from PRO2Medical.com are a Micro Pillow™ Fabric Technology. The Micro Pillows™ are soft and cushioned to act as a series of baffles to significantly reduce air leaks. These CPAP liners are very effective in improving your CPAP therapy. Stopping the mask leaks and morning pressure marks created by your mask can make using your CPAP or BiPap more comfortable as well as improving...
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Using Portable Oxygen Concentrator for Respiratory Health

Home oxygen concentrator is used to provide oxygen therapy to patients at higher oxygen concentrations and treat patients suffering with lung deficiency. Home oxygen therapy allows patients to utilize oxygen therapy 24/7 and helps increase stamina throughout day-to-day activities Portable oxygen concentrator (or POC) is a portable oxygen device. The portable oxygen concentraor is very similar to a home oxygen concentrator, but is smaller in size and more mobile. The...
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Now Offering Coloplast Catheters for Men and Women

Online Purchases now available at PRO2 Medical Supply Shop for SpeediCath Catheters and Conveen Products. Now Available with Delivery Right To Your Door!  Coloplast offers quality products that make life easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Solutions to help meet their individual, personal needs.  Large selection of catheters, urinary bags, male external catheters, and more.   SpeediCath® Compact Set The only discreet compact all-in-one catheter and bag...
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How to use a Patient Transfer Board

Transferring Using a Transfer Board Transfer boards are also referred to as sliding transfer boards. PRO2 Medical offers a large selection of patient transfer boards. A transfer board is a safer and easier method for the caregiver to transfer or "scoot" a patient from the wheelchair to the bed or from bed to chair.  Transferring the patient or helping the patient at home you should always ensure safety and control...
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Knee CPM Therapy

  The Kinetec Spectra and OptiFlex Knee CPM's from PRO2Medical.comServing patients in West Texas with CPM rental, delivery, and set up.  Lubbock TX call:(806)791-1188Big Spring, Odessa, Midland TX call: (432)264-0353 Continuous Passive Motion, CPM The Kinetec Spectra Knee CPM represents the latest break-through in CPM technology. An unbeatable combination of good looks and mechanical innovation sets Spectra apart as the Knee CPM of choice. The entire spectrum of needs for knee patients...
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Safe Tube Feeding & Health Care Nutrition Supplement

Practical & Safe Enteral Feeding: Enteral feeding, or "Tube Feeding", is the delivery of nutrients through a tube to the stomach when the patient is unable to eat due to illness, difficulty in swallowing, decreased appetite, or following a surgery that prevents the patient from eating orally.  Shop PRO2Medical for large selections of enteral nutrition. When enteral feeding is required it is important to increase awareness and knowledge of the...
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