September 22nd, 2015
The simplest assistive walking device commonly used is a cane, popular because of its maneuverability, ease of use, and social acceptance. Unfortunately, a cane is often purchased without the patient being adequately fitted.
There are various ways of fitting a cane, but most therapists and medical providers recommend using elbow flexion as a guide. Ideally, the elbow should flex 20-30 degrees when holding the cane from the lateral border of the toes. This will allow for efficient elbow movement while walking. Cane length should be roughly the distance from the ground to the wrist crease when the patient’s arm is hanging by their side.
Drive Medical has developed the following easy instructions on how to adjust an aluminum cane:
First loosen the anti-rattle collar by turning it counter clockwise.
Push in the locking button and adjust the length of the lower section of the cane to the desired length. Make sure the locking button engages into a hole.
Finally, tighten the anti-rattle collar by turning it back clockwise.
For help with your cane adjustment stop off at our Rowlett or Bedford Showrooms. One of ACG’s friendly sales representatives will be happy to help custom fit a cane to keep you out on the move!
September 14th, 2015
FREE Community Health Fair ⋅ 11-3 ⋅Rockwall Walmart ⋅ 782 E. I-30
Rockwall Walmart Supercenter is sponsoring a free health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, September 19, 2015, in an effort to bring about the importance of vaccinations and healthy lifestyle living in our communities. Walmart is located at 782 E. I-30 – just minutes away from our Rowlett Showroom.
ACG Medical Supply will be one of many vendors attending the fair. We’ll hand out free BioFreeze samples, store freebies, and coupons for $100 Off the new Golden Technologies 2015 BuzzAround XL lightweight portable scooter. This new BuzzAround scooter comes in either three or four-wheel options and offers a completely wireless disassembly for easy transportation. Stop by either the Rowlett or Bedford Showrooms and test drive yours today!
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday at the health fair to answer any questions about home medical supply and mobility equipment needs. Give us a call at 972-463-0737 in Rowlett or 817-685-8883 in Bedford. We are here to help you in living a healthy, mobility independent life!
September 5th, 2015
Caring for the Caregiver | 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 10, 2015
Silverado Southlake, 2001 E. Kirkwood Blvd., Southlake | 817-756-8600
Providing care for a friend or a loved one who is living with chronic or terminal medical conditions is a challenging responsibility. The daily demands of caregiving may be physical, emotional, financially draining, and exhausting. Caregivers often find it difficult to know how and when to find time for themselves. This forum, by Vic Mazmanian, Senior Director of Faith Outreach with The Mind Heart Soul Ministry, to be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, September 10, will focus on the importance of caregiver self-care.
- Gain understanding of caregiver stress
- Learn how to recognize and avoid inadequate self-care, compassion, fatigue, and burnout
- Learn tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle
This free event will be held at Silverado Southlake located at 2001 E. Kirkwood Boulevard in Southlake. For directions and to RSVP, please call 817-756-8600.
ACG strives to pass on information on health-related community events that benefit our valued customers. We care about keeping you independent and on the go! Please call us at 972-463-0737 in Rowlett or 817-685-8883 in Bedford for help with your home medical supply and mobility equipment needs.