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September is National Preparedness Month. Our President encourages all Americans to take some time this month to prepare for emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Emergencies happen often without warning and it’s up to us as Americans to do our part to be as prepared as possible for emergencies. During President Obama’s Presidential Proclamation – National Preparedness Month, 2016, he stated, “Whether in the form of natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, or unspeakable acts of evil like terrorism, danger can arise at unexpected times and places. Fortunately, there are many things that individuals, families, and communities can do to improve their readiness. I encourage all Americans to take proactive steps to prepare for any situation that may occur including signing up for local alerts, checking insurance coverage, documenting valuables, creating a plan for emergency communication and evacuation, and having a fully stocked disaster supply kit on hand.”

Allegro Medical has compiled a list of “must have” emergency supply kit items for older adults, and people with disabilities. For your convenience we compiled links to the emergency preparation products we recommend for your emergency supply kit below:

1. Battery Powered Weather Alert Radio

Weather Alert Radio

 

 

 

2. Fully Stocked First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

 

 

 

3. Foldable Travel Cane and Reacher

Folding Travel Cane

Foldable Reacher

 

 

 

4. Disposable Washcloth Wipes

Prevail Disposable Washcloth Wipes

 

 

 

5. No Rinse Personal Cleanser

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6. Protective Underwear for Incontinence Product Users

Protective Underwear

 

 

 

7. Compact Intermittent Catheters for Catheter Users

Cure Twist Compact Intermittent Catheter

Cure Medical Male Pocket Intermittent Catheter

 

 

 

8. Foley Catheter and Leg Bags for Indwelling Catheter Users

Dover Silicone Foley CatheterDover Leg Bag

 

 

 

9. Adult Nutrition Beverages

Resource Breeze Dietary Supplement

 

 

 

10. Vinyl Powder Free Exam Gloves

Powder Free Vinyl Exam Gloves

 

 

 

Since 1997, AllegroMedical.com has been providing medical supplies and equipment to aging adults, caregivers and people with disabilities, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your product needs.

Massage Benefits for Seniors

Family caregivers provide unpaid care services to their aging parents or critically ill parents. Caregiver duties are often full time and include medical care compliance monitoring, cleaning, cooking, hygiene care (bathing, toileting, and grooming), healthcare advocate services, errand running, and general activities of daily living (ADL). Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease often requires more assistance with ADL and behavioral health issues.

Including massage therapy to your elderly parents care routine is a non-invasive, pleasant regiment to help mitigate the symptoms of common age-related diseases and chronic ailments while improving quality of life. Massage therapy recipients may experience a decrease in pain, elevated energy and higher sense of well-being. Massage is a non-invasive and affordable intervention that can be easily taught to caregivers. If you are looking for a natural way to reduce agitation caused from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, try massage as an intervention, it may reduce caregiver stress as well.

Geriatric massage stimulates the nervous system and blood circulation in a natural way without the side effects of medications. In many situations, a weekly massage may reduce overall medication intake. Additionally, geriatric massage is know to assist with strengthening muscles weakened from disuse and patients are likely to experience reduction in pain and joint stiffness. Always consult with the patient’s physician before integrating an alternative therapy.

Since 1997, AllegroMedical.com has been providing medical supplies and equipment to caregivers. With the addition of our Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Supplies we are now bringing you massage therapy instructional DVDs, massage oil and lotions, and aromatherapy oils used by Therapists. If you need to purchase Massage Therapy Supplies, rely on AllegroMedical.com for all of your product needs.

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