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  1. Thread: home intercoms

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    this is an interesting and looks like it could...

    this is an interesting and looks like it could work.

    I need something I can reach in the dark and just whack to call someone.

    As an added tip, which has proven invaluable, I take the little...
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    The span America pressure guard CFT has a firm...

    The span America pressure guard CFT has a firm border on both sides of the mattress facilitate safe sitting at the edge of the mattress and transferring. It's a nice feature, as some mattresses...
  3. Thread: home intercoms

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    home intercoms

    Does anybody have any recommendations for intercoms that you can use to beep someone in another room from the bedside? I was using the RadioShack system for years and it worked well, but the units...
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    If your skin is good and you don't require a...

    If your skin is good and you don't require a powered mattress, you may wish to consider the span America pressure guard CFT mattress, which comes full-size. It's probably the highest end nonpowered...
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    This pisses me off. My DME rep told me no can do...

    This pisses me off. My DME rep told me no can do for 5? anterior tilt, no elevator, and stay at 17.5. Tech support at Permobil thought it was possible and referred me to the local Permobil rep. He...
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    Lately, I've been getting clinically significant...

    Lately, I've been getting clinically significant UTIs on paper, yet was not febrile. The colony count was over 100,000 and anything over 10,000 is significant in someone who intermittent self...
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    What was the active herbal ingredient? I didn't...

    What was the active herbal ingredient? I didn't see it on the webpage posted.
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    Minimum seat to floor height when getting the...

    Minimum seat to floor height when getting the elevator is 18.5. Minimum seat the floor height for getting any anterior tilt is the same.
  9. I get mine for about a dollar apiece and use them...

    I get mine for about a dollar apiece and use them for one week, after which time I discard them. I separate the parts and rinse them out and let them air dry during the day.

    I get them from...
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    For people with the Permobil power chairs and who...

    For people with the Permobil power chairs and who got the seat elevator, what is your seat to floor height? I've been told that the lowest you can get is 18.5 inches. However, Permobil tech support...
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    Invacare mariner shower chair

    Does anyone have an Invacare mariner shower/commode chair?

    I've been told that the rear wheel bearings are not meant to come out and that one replaces the whole unit (bearings and wheel) together....
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    For those that have hand pain, especially thumb...

    For those that have hand pain, especially thumb joint pain, you may want to consider the body point dome joystick handle. It's shaped like a mushroom and distributes the pressure across a broader...
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    "I'm getting back pain, headaches, and VERY bad...

    "I'm getting back pain, headaches, and VERY bad shoulder pain, because it doesn't fit me well. "

    Very interesting. I got my power chair because of a bad left shoulder and since then my right...
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    The fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K can...

    The fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E, and K can accumulate to toxic levels. The water-soluble vitamins are excreted if taken to excess. But this too should not be taken as a reason to megadose even...
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    There is always a trade-off of paying more versus...

    There is always a trade-off of paying more versus letting another stranger into your house to compromise your security. One needs to do a little amateur actuarial work and determine whether your...
  16. Additionally, you need to find out whether a...

    Additionally, you need to find out whether a simple mitrofanoff, which provides a conduit to the bladder will suffice or whether your bladder is simply too small, in which case you will go through...
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    That unit with the knob looks unfamiliar to me...

    That unit with the knob looks unfamiliar to me for those that typically come with Permobil chairs. Why is it you got that type of controller? I guess that is not the R-net controller.
  18. Just be prepared for needing a lot of help. In...

    Just be prepared for needing a lot of help. In my opinion, you'll want to have personal help in your room at the hospital as we all know that hospital staff can be less than accommodating with help...
  19. c6-about 50k/yr while healthy for am/pm care, 7...

    c6-about 50k/yr while healthy for am/pm care, 7 days, several persons

    now after 30 yrs and losing all independence, including overnight by myself, well....

    i'm wondering how long i'll live and...
  20. This does look interesting as I've been dealing...

    This does look interesting as I've been dealing with nocturnal shoulder pain for a long time. One of the immediate benefits I see is that when lying on the side with the bad shoulder the tapered...
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    From what I understand, the smart check locks in...

    From what I understand, the smart check locks in to its memory the correct inflation based upon a correct initial manual set up. It doesn't tell you where you are over or under the correct inflation...
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    If you're a quad with no finger movement like I...

    If you're a quad with no finger movement like I am it is very easy to develop shoulder and thumb problems using the pushbutton switches since one needs to elevate and internally rotate the shoulder...
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    The Roho smartcheck device allows one to maintain...

    The Roho smartcheck device allows one to maintain the correct pressure without the subjective "hand under the buttock technique". However, it is only for their single chamber cushions, not for their...
  24. Thread: thumb pain

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    You can try the bodypoint dome joystick handle,...

    You can try the bodypoint dome joystick handle, looks like a mushroom cap. It eliminates the thumb joint strain at the webspace by allowing you to distribute the force across the palm of your hand. ...
  25. Thread: thumb pain

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    thumb pain

    As a quad I have used my thumb over the decades in various ways to lift and push on things that have probably resulted in unnatural forces in biomechanically disadvantageous directions. The result...
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