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Adult Briefs with a Better Fit

Posted by on October 29, 2015 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

One of the reasons that adult briefs leak is that they don’t fit well. But what can a person do if they’re between sizes, or if they’re just more active than their brief will allow?

We recommend trying Prevail’s Stretch Fit. The main difference in these briefs from others in the Prevail product line are the tabs. The tabs stretch, creating the perfect brief for individuals who find themselves between sizes. Stretchy side panels are easy to grab, pull and attach for an adjustable fit that is secure and comfortable. Additionally, these tabs are the Easy-Lock Fastener® (ELF®) type – they grip and hold without being sticky. The entire outer cover is a refasten zone, allowing for multiple tab refastening for improved fit, accurate sizing and cost savings through reduced waste.

These briefs also have many of the features that make Prevail briefs both convenient to use and trustworthy. They have a simple design on the front of the brief that discreetly lets the user or the caregiver know what size is of the brief. The Skin Smart® Fabric on the inside of the brief is hypoallergenic and contains aloe, chamomile and vitamin E for skin wellness. Lastly, the cloth-like outer fabric on the outside of the brief means better air flow for the wearer, and makes the brief less likely to rustle when the wearer is moving.

Please keep in mind that Prevail is in the middle of a packaging change, and so your briefs may or may not arrive looking just like the package shown here. But please be assured that the product on the inside is the same quality as always!

Home Health Care Products & Supplies

Posted by on January 14, 2014 under Resources | Be the First to Comment

Health Home Health Care Products & SuppliesName Brand Home Health Care Products & Supplies at Discount Prices

Rest assured, you’ve come to the right place for your medical supply needs. Total Home Care Supplies is a trusted retailer of high quality, low cost home health care supplies.  We offer thousands of top-selling incontinence supplies, ostomy products, urological supplies, wound care supplies and home health care accessories at discount prices.  Best selling brands include Prevail, Hollister, Coloplast, ConvaTec, Bard, Urocare, Kendall, 3M, Depend, Poise and many more.  Our best-selling products include adult diapers and briefs, 1 piece and 2 piece drainable and closed end ostomy bags, foley and intermittent catheters, foam dressings and bandages, skin care products and much more.

How do we keep our prices low? We purchase directly from the manufacturers in bulk and pass the savings on to you. With Total Home Care Supplies, you can count on fast, free, discreet shipping, everyday low prices and superior customer service. All home health care supplies are shipped in discreet, unmarked packages right to your doorstep. Most products ship the same business day that you place your order, and shipping is completely free on all orders over $40.

Who We Are:

Total Home Care Supplies is an independently owned company backed by more than 50 years of experience in the disposable medical supplies business. This means you can expect reliability and expertise from knowledgeable people who care. Our goal is to provide you with low, competitive prices, superior customer service, and discreet door-to-door shipping – so that you can count on finding all the home health care products & supplies you need for the best value.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Laughter

Posted by on April 16, 2013 under Resources | Read the First Comment

caring coupleCan a laugh a day keep the doctor away?  Laughing is not only fun, but it also has a measurable impact on our health!  See these amazing top 10 health benefits of laughter:

  1. Laughter reduces stress and combats depression.  During a hearty fit of laughter, stress hormones cortisone, dopamine, and adrenaline are replaced by positive endorphins and neurotransmitters.  This flood of positive hormones reduces stress and fights depression at the same time.
  2. Laughter invigorates the immune system.  Laughter activates your body’s release of antihistamines, T-cells and natural antibodies.  In other words, laughter actually helps fight infections and strengthens your immune system.
  3. Laughter improves learning and memory.  It’s pretty straightforward: we WANT to remember things we enjoy!  Did you have a favorite teacher growing up?  Did they make you laugh, and make learning fun?  Laughter improves both learning and information retention.
  4. Laughter protects the heart.  Laughing can be a cardiovascular workout. It increases blood flow and raises blood oxygen levels. This reduces the risk of heart attack, improves your cardiovascular health, and reduces blood pressure.
  5. Laughter’s a great workout.  Did you know that 100-200 belly laughs a day are the equivalent of a high impact workout?  You can burn up to 500 calories a day with some serious gut-wrenching guffaws!  Looks like there’s more than one way to build a six pack…
  6. Laughter improves sleep quality.  When we’re dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety, our sleep suffers.  Reducing stress hormones with daily doses of laughter not only creates a more positive attitude – it also reduces insomnia and improves the quality of your sleep.
  7. Laughter relieves pain.  Think of laughter like a healthy painkiller, but without the side effects. Laughter distracts the mind from pain, and rewards it with positive endorphins.
  8. Laughter gets the creative juices flowing.  How often do you wrestle with a problem for days, only to find that as soon as you relax and do something fun, the solution comes to you?  Laughter helps to break you out of your thought cycle, getting the creative juices flowing.
  9. Laughter renews energy.  When you laugh, your body and mind relax and recharge. Have you ever noticed a renewed burst of energy after laughing with friends?  That’s because laughter is a muscle relaxant.  While your stomach muscles contract, the rest of your muscles relax.  Laugh, relax, and refresh your energy naturally!
  10. Laughter is a relationship saver.  Sharing a sense of humor tends to bring people together.  Laughing together can smooth over awkward social interactions and lighten the mood.  Whether it’s friendship or love, lots of laughter is a sign of a healthy relationship.

For more health information and useful tools, please visit our Resources Blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  For brand-name incontinenceostomyurological or wound supplies, visit our Total Home Care Supplies web store!  Fast, Free, Discreet shipping on all orders over $40.

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Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings

Posted by on April 4, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment

Total Home Care Supplies proudly offers Hollister ostomy supplies at discount prices!   If you’re looking for a sting-free alternative to paste, we recommend Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings.

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or limited dexterity.  The shape of ring can be stretched or molded to fit the shape of your stoma.  They can also be cut, bent, or stacked together to improve the fit of the skin barrier.  Adapt Barrier Rings create a smooth skin surface so that the ostomy appliance fits more securely, prolonging skin barrier wear time.  Hollister Barrier Rings help protect sensitive skin by create a tighter seal and preventing irritating discharge from getting under the barrier.

Best-Selling Features:

  • Sting-free alternative to paste
  • Stretchable and moldable to create custom shapes
  • Can be cut, bent, and stacked to improve the fit of the skin barrier
  • Ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or limited dexterity
  • Prolongs skin barrier wear time

Total Home Care Supplies offers Hollister Adapt Barrier rings in two stretchable sizes:

  1. HS 7805       2 inch (48mm) Outer Diameter       10/Box       $49.32
  2. HS 7806       4 inch (98mm) Outer Diameter       10/Box       $49.32

For more Hollister products and ostomy supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  For ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

What is a HCPCS Code?

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 What are HCPCS Codes?

Thinking boy with question marksHCPCS, or “hic-pics”, stands for “Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System” numbers.  These codes are used by Medicare and Medicaid to standardize and monitor healthcare procedures and medical supplies.  HCPCS Codes are assigned to every service a medical practitioner provides you, from a flu vaccination (90658) to a routine physical (99214) to surgery!  These are called HCPCS Level I codes, and are usually a series of five numbers.   HCPCS Level I codes may also be referred to as CPT codes, since they’re based on the CPT Codes (Current Procedural Technology codes) developed by the American Medical Association.

HCPCS codes are also assigned to non-physician medical services (such as an ambulance ride), and medical items and supplies.  These are called HCPCS Level II codes, and are also five digits – although these codes are alphanumeric, and usually begin with a letter followed by four numbers.  The letter at the beginning of the HCPCS Level II codes refers to a specific medical grouping, such as “V2020” (vision and hearing services) or “T1000” (codes used by the state Medicaid agency).

As a patient, you can find find HCPCS / CPT Codes in a number of places.  You might receive a piece of paper after an appointment with your doctor that reviews your visit, with a long list of HCPCS codes (possible services your doctor provided) – and some of them circled.   Or if your appointment requires additional billing from your doctor or your health insurance, HCPCS codes should be on those bills.  If you receive a bill from either your doctor or your health insurance without these codes, you have every right to contact the sender and request a statement that includes the codes.  A savvy healthcare consumer can keep an eye on these codes to make sure that your insurance (and your co-pays and co-insurances) are paying only for the services you received!

At this time, Total Home Care Supplies does not courtesy bill insurance, but by clicking on your order history, you can see the HCPCS codes of all the products that you use.

To shop for home health care supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We know you have many options when you shop, and we work hard to offer you the newest brand-name incontinence, ostomy, urological and wound products at affordable prices.

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First Quality Nu-Fit Adult Diapers

Posted by on April 1, 2013 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

For comfort, quality and superior protection, customers love First Quality Nu-Fit Adult Briefs!

First Quality NuFit Adult Briefs

First Quality Nu-Fit Adult Briefs on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

These comfortable adult diapers provide protection for moderate to heavy incontinence .  The Nu-Fit brief features First Quality’s Advanced Zoning System, which provides added protection where you need it most and ensures maximum leakage protection.  The adult diaper’s patented QUICK WICK layer pulls moisture away from the skin for added comfort and to promote skin dryness.  Its soft, cloth-like outer fabric is comfortable against fragile skin, and breathable zones allow air to circulate freely, reducing heat build-up and helping maintain skin wellness.  Easy-Lock Fastener (ELF) reattaching tabs securely grip and hold anywhere on the diaper, and will reattach over and over again without being sticky.

First Quality Nu-Fit Adult Diapers come in three sizes:

  1. FQ NU012       Medium (32-44 inch waist)           96/Case       $47.70  
  2. FQ NU013       Large (45-58 inch waist)              72/Case       $47.68  
  3. FQ NU014       Extra Large (59-64 inch waist)     60/Case       $39.76

At Total Home Care Supplies, all orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  Never worry about running out of incontinence supplies again: sign up for EZ ship, and schedule easy, automatic deliveries of your preferred incontinence products.  For more incontinence supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Antioxidants

Posted by on March 29, 2013 under Resources | Read the First Comment

We keep hearing about how terrific antioxidants are for us, but what exactly do they do?  Antioxidants sound like they can do miracles for our health – but to most of us they’re still a mystery.

BlueberriesAntioxidants benefit your health by cleaning free radicals out of your bloodstream.   Free radicals are electrically-charged molecules of oxygen that accumulate in our blood as we age through a process called “oxidation”.  Don’t worry, oxidation is a natural process – and nature provides abundant ways of filtering them out through our diet!  Antioxidants are found in everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to whole grains, nuts, chocolate and teas.

Coffee and PecansSo if it’s natural to have free radicals in our blood stream, what’s the big deal?  The problems come from too many free radicals accumulating too quickly, and sticking around far too long.  Free radicals can damage other cells by attacking healthy ones, and over time have the potential to cause damage to your cellular DNA.  This damage is linked to a wide range of diseases, including Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Autoimmune diseases, Cataracts, Macular degeneration and more.   Our bodies have natural defenses against free radicals, but those defenses weaken as we age, making us more susceptible to cellular damage over time – which is why many health experts believe a diet rich in antioxidants is key to fighting age-related diseases.

StrawberriesTo add to the mystery, there’s not just one type of antioxidant;  there are many kinds, some of which you’ve probably already heard about – such as the beta carotene in carrots.  Antioxidants have a wide range of health benefits, and different antioxidants benefit different parts of our bodies.  For example, beta carotene benefits eye health, while flavonoids benefit cardiovascular health, quercetin benefits memory, and proanthocyanidins (try saying that five times fast!) benefit the urinary tract, among other things.  Some studies have even shown that a combination of antioxidants can protect your skin from sun damage.  For more information about foods that can help stave off Dementia and Alzheimer’s, try this article on the Five Best Foods for your Brain.

Dark ChocolateAntioxidants have not been proven to treat any medical conditions, however research implicates that antioxidants may be key in the prevention of a number of degenerative, age-related diseases.

So what are you waiting for?  Dig into that fruit salad, enjoy your whole-grain pasta, and reach for the dark chocolate that’s been calling to you!  (within moderation, of course).  See this handy infographic for some of the health benefits of these 12 delicious, antioxidant-rich foods.


Did you know that drinking water in the morning can boost your metabolism and help fight infection?  For more health information or useful tips, visit our Resources blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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Coloplast Brava Ostomy Belt

Posted by on March 28, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Read the First Comment

Total Home Care Supplies is proud to stock Coloplast Brava ostomy supplies!  Discreet and comfortable, the new Coloplast Brava Ostomy Belt is designed specifically for customer comfort, security and peace of mind.

Coloplast Brava Ostomy Belt

Coloplast Brava Ostomy Belt on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

The Brava Ostomy Belt can connect to any 1- or 2-piece barrier with belt tabs to give your ostomy appliance extra security and stability.  The belt’s soft, breathable, comfortable fabric remains low-profile, and its new neutral color won’t show under light-colored clothing.  The Brava ostomy belt keeps pouches securely in place, and may be useful for those with uneven or rounded abdomens.

Why the Brava belt?

  • New neutral color won’t show under light-colored clothing
  • Soft, breathable, comfortable fabric remains low-profile
  • Ensures position of the barrier for extra security

Totalhomecaresupplies.com offers the Brava Ostomy belt in two adjustable sizes:

  1. CT 4215        Standard (43⅓ inches)        $6.75  
  2. CT 04220      Extra Large (49 inches)       $6.75

At Total Home Care Supplies, all orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  Never worry about running out of ostomy supplies again: sign up for EZ ship, and schedule easy, automatic deliveries of your preferred incontinence products.  For more Coloplast ostomy supplies and accessories, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

Coloplast Brava Elastic Barrier Strips

Posted by on March 25, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment


Brava Elastic Barrier Strips

Coloplast Brava Elastic Barrier Strips at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Total Home Care Supplies is proud to stock Coloplast Brava ostomy supplies!  One of our most popular new products for active lifestyles is the Brava Elastic Barrier Strip.

New, skin-friendly Elastic Barrier Strips are designed to keep your ostomy barrier securely in place while allowing you freedom of movement.  Offering a skin-friendly alternative to tape, Elastic Barrier Strips follow the contours of your body, keeping your barrier position secure and minimizing roll-up.  Whether you’re stretching for something on the top shelf or bending down to tie your shoe, you can rest assured that your barrier strips will move with you and keep your appliance firmly in place.

Product Highlights:

  • Elastic technology follows the contours of the body
  • Secures the position of your barrier and minimizes roll-up
  • Skin-friendly alternative to tape
  • Ideal for the active lifestyle

Brava Elastic Barrier Strips come in a box of twenty and are currently offered in one size:

  • CT 120700     5.5 IN STRIPS     20/BX     $33.21

We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  Never worry about running out of ostomy supplies again: sign up for EZ ship, and schedule easy, automatic deliveries of your preferred ostomy products.

For more Brava products and additional ostomy supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  For additional ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

Coloplast Brava Moldable Ostomy Ring

Posted by on March 22, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment


Coloplast Brava Moldable Ostomy Ring

Coloplast Brava Moldable Ostomy Ring

Total Home Care Supplies is proud to stock Coloplast Brava ostomy supplies!  The Brava Moldable Ostomy Ring is a high-performing moldable ring which protects sensitive peristomal skin by creating a tight seal between your skin and your appliance.

As your first line of defense to keep leaks at bay, the erosion-resistant ring delivers comfortable, long-lasting protection against leakage.   Like paste, the ring is used to fill in uneven skin surfaces, forming a tight seal between your skin and ostomy appliance.

Why choose the Brava Moldable Ring?

  • Provides a secure seal around the stoma
  • Absorbs moisture without breaking down
  • Easy to handle, mold and apply
  • Alcohol-free and sting-free for sensitive skin

Brava™ Moldable rings are offered in 2 sizes:

  • CT 120307     2 MM        10 rings/BX     $49.32
  • CT 120427     4.2 MM     10 rings/BX     $49.32

For more Brava products and additional ostomy supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!

For additional ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.