Archive for the ‘CarePro Home Medical’ Category

Exercising and Outdoor Chores: Stay Safe During Extreme Cold

Posted on: December 11th, 2017 by carepro

While we all want to stay healthy with regular outdoor exercise, and many of us do outdoor chores, it just makes sense to take extra care during extreme weather. What constitutes extreme cold and its effects can vary across different areas of the country. In regions relatively unaccustomed to winter weather, near freezing temperatures are […]

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5 Things to Consider When Buying a Lift Chair

Posted on: November 16th, 2017 by CarePro Blogger

If your loved one is having difficulty getting up and down from a sofa or chair, it might be time to consider purchasing them a power lift chair. As you’re perusing the selections, you may find yourself asking the following questions:   How many positions does the power lift chair have?   You’ll soon notice […]

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How to Keep Your CPAP Clean

Posted on: October 27th, 2017 by carepro

CPAP therapy is supposed to make you feel better, not worse. However, if you’re using a dirty CPAP machine, you have a greater risk of getting sick from pathogens and mold trapped in your CPAP equipment. On a list of easy cleaning solutions, the SoClean CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer is at the top of the list. You […]

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Beat the (Extreme) Heat!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 by Emily LeGrand

The team at CarePro Health Services cares deeply about you and your family’s health and wellness. We also want you to stay safe this summer and enjoy the outdoors. Summer heat can be dangerous. What health officials call “extreme heat” occurs when the temperature reaches excessively high levels or when the combination of heat and […]

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6 Types of People that Can Benefit from Compression Therapy

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by CarePro Blogger

What do pregnant women, frequent flyers and athletes all have in common? They can all benefit from compression therapy! Compression therapy refers to the use of a stocking that covers your foot up to your calves and can include your lower thighs. These garments aid in blood circulation, and are often prescribed to patients with […]

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One Out of Every Four Older Americans Are Hospitalized for a Fall—Don’t Be One Of Them

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

Did you know that every 11 seconds, an Older American is admitted to the hospital due to a fall? It’s the number-one cause of injury for those older than 65, and can lead to hip fractures, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Furthermore, it carries a hefty price tag—the CDC estimates that the average cost […]

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Medication Safety: Proper Drug Disposal

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 by Emily LeGrand

If you have medications that you no longer need, be sure to follow the proper procedures when disposing of them. The following guidelines were developed to help reduce harm from accidental exposure or intentional misuse after medications are no longer needed: Follow any specific disposal instructions on the prescription drug labeling or patient information that […]

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Keeping Your Aging Parents Safe at Home

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

Did you know that one out of every three people over the age of 65 experiences a fall at least once a year? Knowing that your parents may be a part of that statistic is worrisome but not necessary. There is plenty that can be done to help the elderly, even if they live alone […]

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How to Safely Transport Your Mobility Scooter

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

We’re finally warming up in Iowa, which means most of us are making plans for gatherings at parks, visits to the mall and more!  But there’s one problem – you aren’t sure how to get your mobility device there.  Never fear, the team at CarePro Health Services has identified the top three solutions that will […]

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Most Common Stressors and How to Deal With Them

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by CarePro Blogger

Most Common Stressors and How to Deal With Them Chest pains, headaches, upset stomach, foggy thoughts. It’s not a heart attack – it’s stress. In high doses, stress ravages your body like any other serious health condition. Our team at CarePro has identified a few major sources of anxiety and ways to ease the tension: […]

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