Many times we get calls from residents in the central Pennsylvania area who needs a product or supply that will allow them to overcome a limitation due to a disability, injury, weakness or some other condition. Often times they are looking for products that will assist them or their loved one to be more independent with their activities of daily living (ADL).
DEFINITION of ‘Activities of Daily Living – ADL’ Routine activities that people tend do everyday without needing assistance. There are six basic ADLs: eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, transferring (walking) and continence.
ADLs and products
We are very excited to offer ADL products from Maddak which is major supplier of ADL products. They offer the industry’s most extensive product solutions when it comes to ADL products. They design and develop their products in conjunction with occupational therapists across the country to assist those in need to have a more independent life and to adapt to their unique condition. Here is a brief summary of some of the categories of ADL products that we offer.
Eating – There are many utensils, plates, clothing protectors and other products that can assist those in need of assistance to feed themselves. These products are generally adapted with bigger handles on the utensils to compensate for limited hand dexterity or weakened grasp due to an injury, stroke or other condition that may impact the hands. Also, there are many plate and bowl options that can assist individuals with scooping, applying food to the utensils, etc. More about these products. Products we offer by Maddak.
Bathing – Bath safety products can range from anything such as grab bars, to raised toilet seats, hand held showers, not slip shower and tub mats, tub bars as well as much more elaborate shower and bath chairs.
Dressing – There are many options available to assist people with precautions due to hip replacement surgeries, limited ability to reach and other movements that limit them from dressing without the help of a product. These include: reachers, sock donners, button hooks and much more. Take a look at some of the products manufactured by Maddak that we provide.
Toileting – Of course personal hygiene can be a difficult task for someone with impaired abilities. Toileting requires one to perform these hygiene tasks most of the time in a seated position and requires a person to be able to balance themselves to perform toileting tasks. There are a variety of toileting aids provided by Maddak that we provide for our customers who are in need. Check out some of their products here.
Transferring – One of the most difficult and dangerous task for someone in a wheelchair or with limited mobility is transferring from one place to another either from a seated position to a bed or with the assistance during ambulation. Gait belts for example can be used for caregivers to either be on standby while someone is walking if they need assistance or if the caregiver needs a place hold onto whenever they are helping someone transfer from a wheelchair to another surface or visa versa. Of course there are many other items as well that can assist with these ADLs such as rollators, walkers, canes and many other mobility products.
Keystone Mobility provides a large selection of these ADL products listed above and many more. We pride ourselves as being a complete medical supplier in the central Pennsylvania that not only offers these simple products to help resident in need to be more independent but also provide a wide range of more complex products to allow for consumers and their caregivers be more independent in the home. Contact us today if you are looking for a specific ADL product that might just be a life changer for you or your loved one.