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26th Aug
news release

Broward County to Launch Online Rental Assistance Program on August 31

– Funds can help qualified residents pay unpaid rents – BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Qualified residents impacted by COVID-19 will soon be able to apply online for rental assistance, thanks to the Broward County Commission. Broward County has allocated $25 million in federal CARES funding for a program that will help residents pay portions of unpaid rent for the months…

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12th Aug
caregiver education

Caregiver Education: The Importance Of Food Safety In The Wake Of A Pandemic

Over the past few months, COVID-19 has introduced change in all aspects of life, but particularly in the way we approach food safety and security. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a blueprint for building a traceable, safer food system, which will incorporate knowledge gained over the course of COVID-19’s progression. At Affordable Medical Supply, we know…

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17th Jul
Bath Safety

Shower & Bath Safety For Seniors

The National Institute on Aging states that the most dangerous place for senior citizens and where they feel most vulnerable is the bathroom. Does that surprise you? 80% of falls reported by the elderly occur in the bathroom and the Center For Disease Control And Prevention reports that one in three seniors will experience at least one fall in their…

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19th Jun
cpap machine

How To Care For Your CPAP Machine

Sleep apnea affects nearly 22 million people across the country, yet it goes as one of the most un-talked about conditions. If you are one of the millions of people who require a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, it is crucial to keep your machinery clean. Sleep Apnea Facts With sleep apnea affecting so many people across the U.S.,…

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5th Jun
male incontinence

Understanding & Living With Urinary Incontinence: Men’s Edition

With 25% of all people suffering from urinary incontinence (UI) being males, UI needs to be discussed, and taken seriously. Affordable Medical Supply presents how men can understand and live with urinary incontinence to lead a more comfortable and sustainable life. Understanding Male Incontinence The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says a healthy male bladder can…

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22nd May
Compression Stockings

How To Choose & Use Compression Stockings

Compression stockings are a specialized type of hosiery used for comfort, improvement in sports, and to curb several serious medical conditions. They are close-fitting, stretchy socks that gently apply an even amount of pressure around your leg. This pressure compresses the surface arteries, veins and muscles, forcing blood to circulate through the deeper narrow channels in the leg. By increasing…

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15th May
adult diapers

How To Change Adult Diapers

In order for the skin to remain healthy, free from rashes and infection, it needs to be kept clean and dry. For a healthy and ambulant adult, this is not difficult, but if an adult is bedridden, incontinent, and wears a diaper, special skincare and assistance are needed. Whether you are employed as a caregiver or find yourself looking after…

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22nd Feb
Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward With Medical Supply And Equipment

YOU MAY NOT REALIZE THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES OR INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE SUFFERING BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLIES THAT ARE NEEDED. Some individuals may not even realize the help that is available in the community because they are what many have labeled as “shut ins”. This is a term used for those individuals that may…

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8th Feb
Transferring Patients

Transferring Patients And Safety Measures

There are many reasons that a patient can become limited in mobility. Common instances include a disability, aging individuals and those suffering with bariatric conditions. A transfer refers to the movement of an individual from one specific place (or surface) to another. The purpose of this article is to help you understand the safe processes of patient transfers and how…

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25th Jan

Local Provider vs Internet Sales – A Guide For Family Caregivers

Gone are the days when you could only buy home medical equipment at a local store. Now, there are hundreds of online medical equipment providers who stock a wide range of medical equipment and supplies. For family caregivers, online stores may present a seemingly more convenient and quicker option, but the reality is that local providers will provide better services…

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