Pillows and wedges make sleeping more comfortable, but how do you know which to choose? Here is a simple guide to the various pillows and wedges, and their best uses for every part of your body.
Pillows for Your Head and Neck
A face down pillow features a special U-shape that gently cradles your face and allows you to breathe freely when you sleep on your stomach. A sleeper pillow has a slightly higher profile on one edge that hugs the back or side of your neck as you sleep. This ridge supports the bones in your cervical spine to keep your neck in the best possible position to avoid stiff necks and headaches in the morning. A neck pillow or bone pillow provides this same cervical support as you ride in a car, plane or train. Crescent pillows provide support at home or on the go.
Cervical pillows support the head and neck in the right places to create a healthy spinal curve. Using these pillows reduces head, neck, shoulder and back discomfort. A 4-position pillow provides superior comfort by contouring to your neck, lower back, knees or legs.
A CPAP pillow helps you get a good night’s sleep, despite the device you wear for sleep apnea. Dual cutout design of the pillow accommodates the mask, which allows you to sleep comfortably on your left or right side without compromising the fit and function of your CPAP mask.
A tri-core cervical pillow supports the bones in your neck as you lay in a comfortable, natural position. This pillow reduces nerve pressure on your neck, reduces muscle tension and stress, and helps open obstructed airways that can lead to snoring.
Cushions for Your Back
Sitting in a car for a long time can cause back strain and pain. A lumbar cushion supports your lower back to make sitting in a car more comfortable. Securing a lumbar roll to your chair or to your waist provides comfortable support to your lower back.
A body aligner pillow is a long, specially designed foam wedge that helps you maintain perfect position as you lay in bed while reducing pressure on sensitive areas. Simply place along your back as you lie on your side and lean back for optimal comfort and support. You can even use the body aligner pillow for lumbar support of your lower back while sitting.
Cushions for Your Bottom
Egg crate cushions provide comfort and support for long-term wheelchair users. Four-inch thick, seat-sized, soft polyurethane foam supports body weight and relieves pressure on bony prominences to reduce the risk for pressure sores.
Swivel seat cushions make it easier to get in and out of a chair, seat or car. Hip and back problems can prevent you from twisting at the waist to swing your legs out of the car. These special cushions swivel 360 degrees in either direction, which allows you to twist and turn in any direction without hip and back strain.
Inflatable rubber ring cushions are perfect for anyone with pressure sores, skin ulcers or hemorrhoids. These cushions provide support and comfort any time you have to sit for long periods of time. Easy to inflate and clean, inflatable rubber ring cushions are a must-have item for those in wheelchairs or who spend a lot of time sitting. Foam seat cushions provide a comfortable seating surface for those without pressure sores or hemorrhoids. Sculpted seat cushions provide maximum support and comfort.
Coccyx cushions bring seated bliss to those with tailbone pain. If your coccyx hurts from a fractured, chipped, or dislocated tailbone, or if you injure your tailbone during pregnancy or sports, a coccyx cushion can help you sit comfortably. Ergonomically designed coccyx cushions support the back while providing instant relief and comfort by reducing direct pressure on the tailbone.
Knee Pillows and More
Knee pillows and knee rest wedges helps to reduce lower back, leg, hip, ankle or joint pain. Keeping your leg elevated on a knee pillow or wedge while lying on your back stimulates circulation while at the same time decreasing pressure and strain on the affected areas. Elevated leg rests keep both knees bent as you lie on your back. These leg rests keep your pelvis tilted at the right angle to ease stress and pain in your spine.
Use a knee separator to keep the appropriate amount of space between your knees as you lie on your side. A knee separator keeps your spine, knees and hips in alignment as you sleep.
Experiment with different pillows to determine which is the best fit for you. Careway Wellness Center’s extended choice of pillows and wedges makes it easy for you to select the product best suited for your needs. If you live near our retail store and have a requirement for a special pillow or wedge, we welcome your visit to “touch and feel” these items as well as have a sales associate explain how they shoud be used.
The New Generation of Support Stockings for Varicose Veins
Doctors have recommended the use of compression stockings to prevent varicose veins or relieve their symptoms for decades. In their early days, these stockings offered very little choice; most were the same length, provided about the same degree of compression and came in only one color – white. Fortunately, there are many more choices today and all of them offer something slightly different when it comes to protection from varicose veins and other vein diseases.
Varicose veins are swollen, twisted veins that appear just beneath the surface of the skin. Any vein can become a varicose vein but they most commonly develop on the legs and feet. This is because the veins in your lower body must fight the force of gravity to move blood upwards.
There are many ways to prevent and treat varicose veins and other vein diseases, and almost all of them include wearing some sort of special hosiery or stockings. This hosiery works by applying external pressure to diseased veins. There are several types of stockings for varicose veins, and each type is slightly different.
About Varicose Veins
Arteries carry blood from your heart to the far reaches of your body, including down to your feet. Your veins hold blood moving from the faraway cells of your body back to your heart. Veins have a much tougher task, in that they must fight the force of gravity to move your blood upwards out of your feet and lower legs. One-way valves located at various locations throughout these veins traps blood in small sections of the veins between heartbeats, so the blood does not flow backwards into your feet. Without these valves, blood would drain downwards and pool in your feet, which would prevent the cells of your lower legs from getting the oxygen rich blood they need.
Arteries have thick elastic, muscular walls that help them stand up to the high pressure of blood flowing within them. Veins, by comparison, have thin non-elastic walls that can bloat and twist easily to become a varicose vein. When the pressure inside the vein is greater than the pressure outside of it, the vein expands like an over-inflated balloon and turns into a varicose vein.
Types of Stockings for Varicose Veins
The special hosiery or stockings recommended by your vein doctor promote good circulation in your legs by helping your veins overcome the problems that lead to varicose veins by increasing the pressure outside of the vein. This pressure pushes blood up and out of your veins to prevent it from pooling.
There are several types and lengths of stockings for varicose veins, and each works provides the pressure your veins need for good circulation and the prevention of varicose veins.
Anti-embolism hose prevents the formation of embolisms, which are blood clots or other substances that block a vein. Embolisms can travel through the body and lodge in the lung or in other vital organs. Anti-embolism hose may have graduated compression, which means the pressure is greater at the ankle than it is at the knee. These stockings are for patients who are immobile or who must remain in bed or in a chair for a long time, as anti-embolism stockings do not provide enough compression for people who are sitting, standing or walking. Anti-embolism stockings come in knee- and thigh-length.
Compression socks are like conventional knee socks that cover your lower legs from your feet to just below your knees. Compression socks apply pressure to your calves to prevent blood from pooling in your lower legs. Thigh-high compression hose provides vein support up to the middle of your thigh.
Compression socks of 8 to 15 mmHg offer mild compression that relieve tired, achy legs and swollen feet, for example, while 20 mmHg stockings provide enough compression to prevent and relieve moderate to severe varicose veins. These stockings come in different colors and styles, including black knee-high ribbed dress socks for men and ultra-sheer thigh-high compression stockings for women.
Compression stockings feel tight at first but most people acclimate quickly. Pulling on the stockings is often the most difficult part, especially for those with arthritis and limited ability to bend. Accessories, such as the stocking donner, make applying compression stockings easier.
Have you got varicose veins? You don’t have to wear your grandmother’s support hose! Talk with your doctor to find out which type of modern compression stocking is best for you.
Did you know that 25 percent of all the bones in your body are in your feet? It’s true! Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some people have 28 bones in each foot and those with extra toes have even more.
Foot problems are very common; about 75 percent of all people will experience some type of foot problem in their lives. Foot problems are especially common in older adults. Pain and disability from foot problems causes significant loss of mobility and independence. About 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have some form of mild to moderate nerve damage that can lead to serious problems, even amputations.
Common Foot Problems and Their Care
Fortunately, there are a large number of foot care devices available today that resolve the most common and debilitating foot problems. The best part is that most of these mobility-saving treatments do not require a doctor’s prescription.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are very common. In fact, 65 out of every 1,000 people have corns or calluses, which are areas of thickened skin caused by excessive rubbing or pressure. Corns develop near a bony area or between toes and are usually the result of shoes that rub against your toes or that cause friction between your toes. Calluses tend to develop on the bottom of your foot and are the result of rubbing against the feet.
Corn protectors are soft, self-adhesive bandages that reduce friction on sore areas to make shoes more comfortable. Some types of corn protectors feature a lining that delivers mineral oil to hard, dry skin. Corn and callus trimmers safely and effectively remove thickened areas of skin.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the thick band of tissue connecting your heel bone to your toes. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain. In fact, about 10 percent of the population of the United States has plantar fasciitis. About 2 million Americans seek treatment for plantar fasciitis each year. An arch brace provides instant support and relief for plantar fasciitis pain.
More than half of all women in the U.S. have bunions. This common foot deformity occurs when the joint connecting the big toe to the foot gets bigger and protrudes outward.
Bunion shields provide soft layers of cushioning protection from the pressure of shoes. An elastic loop holds the shield securely in place, setting you free to walk all day without bunion pain.
About 25 percent of people in the United States – approximately 60 million Americans – have flat feet. Also known as fallen arches, flat feet occurs when the arches of the foot collapse and cause the bottom surface of the foot to come into partial or complete contact with the ground. Flat feet can start during childhood, occur because of an injury, or develop after a lifetime of wear and tear associated with aging.
Arch cushions provide complete heel-to-toe support for those with flat feet. Arch bandages support fallen arches. They also alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis and heel spurs, and reduce pressure from bunions on your big or little toes.
Toe and Toenail Problems
About 5 percent of people in the U.S. have a toenail problem at any given time. Ingrown toenails are one of the most common and uncomfortable problems, occurring when the edge of your toenail grows into the skin next to it. Even the slightest pressure from shoes or socks can cause discomfort. Toe caps protect your sensitive toes from these pressures, preventing pain associated with ingrown toenails, corns and other sources of irritation.
If you have bunions, fallen arches, plantar fasciitis or other foot and toe problems, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about products to alleviate discomfort and get you on your feet again.
What is the Most Dangerous Room in Your House? (Hint: It’s not the kitchen)
Did you know the bathroom is the most dangerous room of your house? It’s true! Nearly 22 million people in the United States age 15 and older are injured in the bathroom, according to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and almost 235,000 were hurt badly enough to seek treatment from an emergency department.
Bathrooms are especially treacherous for seniors; people over the age of 65 had the highest rates of bathroom-related injuries in the CDC study. They also had the highest rate of fractures and were hospitalized more often. Of all age groups, seniors were the most prone to injuries resulting from getting on or off the toilet. Older adults also sustained a significant number of injuries in or around the tub or shower.
Eight out of ten of the bathroom accidents involved falling. A number of these falls led to serious injury, such as hip fracture. Many could have been prevented with the use of a grab bar. The CDC report included an editorial noting that, while 63 percent of homes in the U.S. had used nonskid strips or bathtub mats to reduce the risk for falls, only 19 percent of those houses had grab bars.
“Injuries getting on and off the toilet are quite high in people 65 and older,” said Judy A. Stevens, a CDC epidemiologist lead author of the report in an interview with the NY Times. “Having grab bars by the toilet would be helpful for people in their older years, and everyone would benefit from having grab bars both inside the tub or shower and where you get in and out.”
While seniors face a special risk for injury getting on and off the toilet, showering and getting out of the shower is most hazardous for all age groups. The CDC study found that only 2.2 percent of injuries occurred when people were getting into the tub or shower, and 9.8 occurred as they got out.
Making Your Bathroom a Safer Place
You can make your bathroom safer relatively easily. Keep the floor outside your tub or shower dry, for example, to reduce your risk for slipping when you step out.
Apply non-slip tape to any surfaces that may become slippery, particularly in your tub or on the shower floor. A bit of tape will stop your feet from sliding on a wet surface.
Transfer benches make getting in and out of the shower or bath safe and easy. Simply stand with your heels against the tub or shower stall then sit on the transfer bench. Slide backwards on the chair then swing your legs into the tub. This is much safer than trying to lift one leg over the tub while standing on the wet, slippery floor with the other.
Raised toilet seats help prevent falls. A raised toilet seat decreases the distance between the user and the toilet; sitting and rising from the raised toilet seat applies less stress to your hips and knees.
Avoid the bathroom if you are weak or unsteady. Commodes are a useful and safer alternative to walking to the bathroom, especially if you are at risk of falling.
Install two sets of grab bars – one for getting in and out of the shower or bath and another to help you rise from the toilet.
You do not have to implement all of these changes to improve bathroom safety but every change you make can make a big difference. Make the most dangerous room of your home a little safer with these bathroom safety tips.
Have Fun this Summer with the Help of Mobility Aids
From outdoor festivals to new shopping adventures, summer is chock full of exciting activities. Don’t let mobility issues prevent you from having fun in the sun – check out the newest mobility aids that are helping people just like you get outside and enjoy the warm weather.
Mobility Aids for the Summer
A walker is the perfect summer mobility aid if you have general weakness, difficulty walking, balance problems or restrictions in how much weight you can bear on your legs after an injury, illness or surgery. Using a walker allows you to move safely and independently along flat surfaces, such as sidewalks and most types of indoor flooring.
Walkers range from standard models to elaborate walkers decked out with handy accessories. Got a bad knee and need a four-wheeled alternative to crutches? Try a knee walker!
Ready at a moment’s notice, folding walkers fit neatly in your car’s back seat or trunk. Don’t let mobility issues slow you down – put wheels and a basket or tote on your walker to fly through flea markets, zip in and out of stores and soar through the aisles of your favorite supermarket. Be sure to pack a water bottle in hot weather!
Do you have pain or weakness on one side of your body that throws you off balance or makes it hard to walk? A cane may be the mobility aid for you.
Canes have been around forever but today’s canes leave the old models in the dust. Some canes, known as seat-canes, transform instantly into a comfortable outdoor seat you can use at a sporting event, on a camping trip or for a holiday parade. A quad cane features a rectangular base and four small supports that contact the floor. This configuration provides more support than does the standard cane. Folding canes fit neatly in purses or bags for quick storage while you are in transit or after arriving at your destination. Attaching a mobility light to your cane or walker keeps you going after dark
A wheelchair is one of the handiest mobility aids you can use in the summer.
Using a wheelchair during the summer provides some unexpected benefits. First, sitting comfortably in a wheelchair won’t tire you out so you can have fun all day long without breaking a sweat. You can look forward to special seating – usually with a great view – at movies, concerts and sporting events. Some venues even offer ticket discounts to people in wheelchairs. Lastly, people are more than happy to step aside to give you a better view or faster access to food lines, bathrooms and more.
Do you love the mobility of a walker but don’t care for all the work of lifting it with each step? Try a rollator!
Rollators are walkers with four wheels – simply roll along. Don’t worry about going too fast; just use the hand brakes to slow yourself down or come to a complete stop. Made from lightweight aluminum, rollators are sturdy enough for everyday use yet light enough to toss into the back seat or trunk of your car. Because they turn on a dime and do not require heavy lifting, rollators are incredibly maneuverable. You can use your rollator indoors or outdoors, even on grass or uneven surfaces.
Don’t let immobility keep you indoors this summer – learn more about mobility aids and how they can help you get out and enjoy the sun this year.
If the disability and pain of arthritis is making life difficult, you are not alone. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability among adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This joint disease makes many jobs difficult, particularly grasping small objects, grabbing items above your head, and even simple tasks like putting on your socks or tying your shoes.
You cannot control some aspects of your arthritis, such as the type of arthritis affecting your joints and the rate at which it progresses. You can take advantage of all the advances in medicine technology and equipment that makes living with arthritis easier.
Assistive Devices that Make Living with Arthritis Easier and More Comfortable
Putting on socks and shoes can be difficult and painful. This is especially true if arthritis in your hands makes it difficult to maneuver the sock past your toes, around your heel and up your calf. Using a sock aid to pull up socks or stockings makes living with arthritis a little easier. Simply place the sock aid into the sock, slide your foot in and pull the sock up your leg.
Bending down or reaching up is a real problem when you are stiff and sore. Bending over or climbing a chair to reach something can also be dangerous. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that people with arthritis are more likely to fall and have a fall-related injury than are those without the joint disease. Make life easier – and safer – with a reacher or grabber. These lightweight, portable tools help you retrieve out-of-reach items safely and comfortably. Some reachers fold for easy transport and other reachers feature a head that turns 90 degrees to help you pull and twist. Select reachers allow for a full, 4-finger handgrip for greater grip strength.
Modern shoehorns make living with arthritis easier than ever before. These lightweight and durable dressing aids are longer than a standard shoehorn, so you do not have to bend over to put your shoe on. The most convenient have a curved handle that helps your foot glide into your shoe. Some models feature a shoehorn mounted on a flexible spring so that you can slip your foot into your shoe easily, no matter how you hold the shoehorn.
Elastic shoelaces make it easy to put on or take off your shoes without having to untie or tie them. The elastic laces expand just enough to for you to get your foot in before shrinking back for a snug, comfortable fit. The elastic laces also expand to comfort tired, swollen feet without restricting your circulation.
Warm baths and showers can soothe stiff and sore joints of arthritis, and good hygiene is an everyday necessity, but arthritis can make it tough to reach some areas of your body with a washcloth. Using a long-handled sponge at bath or shower time makes this activity of daily living easy.
If you have arthritis, look into the many handy tools now available. These devices make living with arthritis easier and more comfortable. Talk to your doctor, nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist about which devices might be right for you.
Why we love Tena
It’s simply that Tena® products are the very best incontinence products on the market. Because of the quality and reliability of their products, they have been Careway’s best selling incontinence products for the past 12 years in a row. .We also love Tena’s philosophy and selling approach. As an example, this is a Tena® quote…”Enjoy the peace of mind to live life fearlessly with our range of adult incontinence products. From pads and underwear to briefs and guards. Tena® offers incontinence absorbent products tailored to fit the unique needs of men and women”. I’m sure you’ll agree, a statement like that says a lot about the Tena® company.
At Careway Wellness Center, those customers who regularly buy Tena® products are never disappointed with their purchases. Many have been buying Tena® products for years and have had to transition from one product to another because their symptoms have changed…with Tena®, you can do just that because, unlike other companies, their product line includes a complete range of adult incontinence products to meet every need a person may have…from very light leakage to very heavy leakage.
Because of the large volume of Tena® products sold online and in our retail store, every Tena® product is always on sale . However, we don’t stop there…we go a step further. In addition to having all Tena® products always on sale, we wanted to do more for our customers in order to thank them for their loyalty. We did this by forming the popular Tena Club. The Tena Club is a win/win program for Careway Wellness Center as well as Careway’s customers. The Tena Club continuously brings us new online clients from throughout the entire country. These Tena Club customers receive an additional 10% OFF on top of their normal discounted price. Also, as an added benefit, they have the option of receiving automatic shipments without the bother of having to place an order when they are close to needing product. It’s all done automatically for Tena Club members.
Our passion for the Tena Club comes from the fact that it’s so easy to join and it helps our customers save lots of money. As stated previously, In addition to our regular discounted prices, you’ll get an additional 10% OFF your Tena purchases if you are a member of the Tena Club. This can add up to be a substantial annual savings. Membership is absolutely FREE and registering to become a member of the Tena Club is quick and easy. Below, you will find a video that walks you through the process on how you can become a member of the Tena Club. You can also call us directly at 1-800-292-4343 and ask one of our incontinence specialist to sign you up for the Tena Club. It’s so easy to do…do it today!
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Over Active Bladder
Over Active Bladder or OAB, as it is commonly referred to, is a term that you will usually hear or read about when the topic of discussion is urinary incontinence. Whenever you see a commercial on TV for a drug that is used to treat urinary incontinence, you will usually hear about an “over active bladder” (OAB).
Just what is an OAB? It’s a term assigned to a common condition that affects a very large population…in fact, millions of men and women. OAB is not a disease, but is simply the term used to describe a group of urinary symptoms, the most common of which is a sudden urge to urinate. The urge usually comes on unexpectedly with little warning and is more or less uncontrollable. The reaction to such an urge is finding a restroom quickly. Another common symptom of an OAB is having to go to the bathroom several times during the day and at night.
Most of the time, an OAB is the result of bladder muscles contracting more frequently than normal. Bladder muscle contraction can be caused by many factors amongst which are urinary tract infections (UTI), side effects from drugs, pregnancy, illnesses such as Parkinson’s, MS, MD, MS and other neurological diseases. With men, an OAB is a common sign of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), which in non medical terms is an enlarged prostate gland. When the prostate gland becomes enlarged, it exerts pressure on the tube (urethra) that carries urine from the bladder to exit…this pressure results in an urge to urinate
In addition to having an urge to go, an OAB can be accompanied by unavoidable urine leakage. When unavoidable leaking of urine occurs, an individual is considered to have “incontinence”. If your personal condition reaches the point of incontinence, it becomes necessary to take action.
I strongly suggest that you quiz yourself to determine if there’s a possibility you have OAB. The five most relative questions to answer are given below. Be honest with yourself, when answering these five questions.
(To better clarify each question, I have offered further details below each question.)
- Do you have to visit the bathroom more than 7-9 times during the day?
If you’re visiting the bathroom more frequently, and you’re noticing that some of those visits result in only several drops of urine, you may have OAB.
- Are you having to rush to get to the bathroom for fear of an accident?
If rushing to the bathroom to urinate and finding that the result is a small amount of leakage, there’s a good possibility that you have an OAB accompanied by urge incontinence.
- Do you have to go to the bathroom more than 3 to 4 times during the night?
This is a symptom of nocturia and is another sign of an OAB especially for men. When men have to get up several times during the night, it usually relates to an enlarged prostate gland or BPH as discussed above. Men can expect to see signs of BPH at age 50 and beyond.
- When you’re away from home or at a social affair…for example, at a wedding or at the theater…do you find yourself scouting out the nearest restroom?
If you find yourself doing just that, you can be pretty certain that it’s another sign of an OAB or urge incontinence.
- Are you avoiding to do things that you really enjoy doing for fear of having an accident?
If so…what’s happening is that you are actually changing your normal life style around the fear of a potential accident. Although this is likely another sign of an OAB, you should never succumb to a regression in lifestyle…that would be defeatism. which is absolutely unnecessary.
For those who find that they are, indeed, confronted with an OAB syndrome and/or urge incontinence, don’t fret, because there are several first-steps you can take that might work well for you. First and most important is that you learn how to recognize the symptoms of your personal incontinence condition. Once you understand your personal symptoms, you will be in a position to know whether or not what you are trying is working…remember…helping yourself is a trial-and-error process.
Most everyone who encounters OAB symptoms initially opt to trying absorption products such as liners or pads. These products are readily available in retail stores. Incontinence Specialists may be available to answer your questions and make suggestions as to what products are best for your particular condition.
For first time buyers, I strongly recommend trying the product before you buy the product. This is good advice, especially for first time buyers. By testing a product, you will be able to determine if it’s the correct choice for your level of incontinence. Careway Wellness Center offers an excellent free sample program for its Tena products. Simply call us at 800-292-4343 and speak with one of our incontinence specialists who will assist you in selecting free samples, which will be forwarded to your home. Once you receive the sample product, try it in the privacy of your own home before deciding to make a purchase. This way you can identify if it’s the right product for your level of incontinence. You can also request a free sample of Tena products by emailing us, or if you live in the vicinity of our retail store, just drop in and select it from our free sample basket.
If your choice is a Tena product, we certainly want to be sure you buy it at the very best price. Our entire Tena line of products is always on sale. What’s more, you will be able to receive additional savings, on top of our discounted prices, by joining our extremely popular Tena Club. We have a passion for the Tena Club because it’s so easy to join and it helps our customers save lots of money. In addition to our regular discounted prices, you’ll get an additional 10% OFF your Tena purchases if you are a member of the Tena Club. This can add up to be a substantial annual savings. The Tena Club is a unique program with members throughout the entire United States. Membership is absolutely FREE and registering to become a member of the Tena Club is quick and easy. Below, you will find a video that walks you through the process on how you can become a member of the Tena Club. You can also call us directly at 1-800-292-4343 and ask one of our incontinence specialist to sign you up for the Tena Club. It’s so easy to do!
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We’re extremely excited and proud to announce the launch of Careway Wellness Center’s redesigned website, which has been completely overhauled and rewritten. This is our first major overhaul of our website since its introduction. We have been working very hard over the past 7 months to redesign our website to reflect our customer’s present and future needs. While our original website was useful, it did not reveal some of the human elements that sets Careway Wellness Center apart from its competition.
There are literally many thousands of medical and personal healthcare products available to the consumer. We know that finding what you need on a website that contains so many products can be an awesome task. Our new website simplifies this task for our customers.
With our customer’s needs in mind, we have streamlined our menus and simplified how a customer can access the information he/she needs to make wise purchasing decisions. Our primary focus is for our customers to not only quickly find the product they are searching for, but to also find the best prices.
You’ll love our crisp, easy to read pages. Our Homepage allows you to quickly find the product category you are looking for with easy to read menu bars and quick links to take you where you want to go with a single click.
Powerful yet simple to use search features allow you to locate needed products and information about healthcare by simply typing “search words” into a search box. By clicking on our “Blog Listing”, you can retrieve new or achieved blogs in seconds.
Information about store hours, directions, phone and email addresses, etc. are easily retrieved for your convenience. We want to be able to keep in contact with our customers, and our new website makes this quick and easy to do.
We encourage our customers to take a brief moment to check out our new website. Please give us your feedback whether it be positive or negative. This can be done by contacting us through our website. By sharing your thoughts and suggestions about our new website will help us to continue to update and improve it.
Welcome in 2016!
I want to wish readers of my blog a Healthy and Happy New Year. For those who are dealing with an incontinence conditions, I ask…have you taken measures to improve the management of your condition? Since this is the time when New Year resolutions are made, let me offer a few suggestions that could be of value when one is managing his/her incontinence condition.
Resolution No. 1: Most important is that you learn how to recognize the symptoms of your personal incontinence condition. If you are unaware of your own bodily functions, your chances of helping yourself manage your incontinence condition become more complex. So, I recommend that you make a point of tracking episodes of urination; such as, how many trips do you make to the bathroom during the day and during sleeping hours. By that single task, you’ll be able to determine if your incontinence condition has either improved, remained the same, or has gotten worse. That information is valuable in determining what type of absorbing incontinence products you should be using.
Resolution No. 2: If you haven’t initiated an exercise regime to strengthen the pelvic floor, do so immediately. Pelvic floor exercises or Kegels can be learned by anyone and they are easy and non strenuous to do. So brush up on the procedure and start your own exercise regime during this New Year. Strengthening your pelvic floor will help restore muscle function and lessen the symptoms of incontinence.
Resolution No. 3: Pledge that you will not allow your incontinence condition to control your life. Don’t spend this coming year with silent suffering because of embarrassment. Become knowledgeable and develop expertise in incontinence management. This will allow you to lead a normal healthy life
Those are my three best suggestions for 2016 New Year Resolutions. I’m confident in saying, “if you are presently practicing any one or more of the above recommendations, you’re helping yourself”…and I congratulate your efforts. If you have not already resolved yourself to all three of the above, I suggest one additional resolution.
Resolution No. 4: Make an earnest attempt to accomplish all three of the above resolutions during 2016
During this past year 2015, Careway Wellness Center broke all previous sales records in selling Tena products. For the past 12 years Tena has been our very best incontinence product line. No doubt, our exclusive Tena Club has been responsible for our record breaking sales in in 2015. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of out Tena Club members for helping Careway Wellness Center achieve this record.
A special note to those who use TENA products.
If you use Tena products and have not joined our popular Tena Club for an extra 10% savings, view the video below and sign up today.
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