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Home Health Care Products & Supplies

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

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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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How To Apply A Male External Catheter

Posted by on January 13, 2014 under Resources | Be the First to Comment

smiling man in wheelchairA male external catheter – also known as a condom catheter or texas catheter – is a simple, widely used product for managing incontinence. Unlike the internal catheters often used during hospital stays, external catheters for male incontinence do not enter the urethra. These carefully-designed latex and latex-free devices are applied over the penis like a condom, and urine drains through tubing into a collecting bag. They can be worn discreetly under clothing, and may be used throughout the day or only at night, if preferred.

Not all male external catheters are the same, and you may need to try several different types before deciding which style best meets your needs. They come in different materials and sizes, and with different features – such as with and without adhesive.

Male External Catheter Application

For the best experience, it is important to have the right size and fit.  It’s also very important to prepare the skin and apply the condom catheter correctly. The following information will help you wear the device more comfortably and help you get the most wear time from each catheter.

Here are the five steps for male external catheter application:

  1. Prepare Skin.  Wash your penis and blot dry.  Skin must be clean and dry before application, free from oils and moisturizers.  A skin protectant spray or skin protectant wipe is optional, and may be used for added protection and comfort. If a skin protectant is used, allow it to fully dry until it is slick and smooth.  If necessary, trim any pubic hair that might get caught as the condom catheter is rolled to the base of the penis.
  2. Select a Size.  Make sure you are using the correct size by measuring both circumference and length.  All manufacturers of male external catheters have a measuring guide to help you select the appropriate size.  With Hollister’s condom catheter sizing guide, place the notch area just behind the glans and select the size that most closely fits. If you measure between two sizes, choose the larger of the two.  For best results, ask your primary care physician to recommend a nurse specialist with experience in sizing and teaching men to use condom catheters.
  3. Leave a Gap.  Use your non-dominant hand to grasp the penis at a 90-degree angle along the shaft, and with your dominant hand place the rolled condom sheath over the tip of the penis. Be sure to leave a small gap (at least 1/2 inch) at the end of the condom catheter to allow for free flow of urine.  The end of the condom catheter should not touch the tip of the penis.
  4. Apply the Catheter. Unroll the sheath slowly and smoothly, pressing the condom against your skin as you roll.  When the condom is completely unrolled, gently squeeze the catheter around the penis shaft for ten to fifteen seconds to eliminate air bubbles and ensure adhesion.  If there are many wrinkles in the sheath, the condom catheter may be too large.  In some instances, the condom catheter may not fully unroll, leaving a roll of the condom at the base of the penis.  To prevent pressure sores and to keep the catheter on securely, you should carefully snip the unused roll in several places, or remove it completely.
  5. Connect the Bag.  Connect the catheter to the urine collection system, such as a leg bag.  Insert the plastic connector of the drainage tubing into the full length of the catheter tip. Make sure the condom catheter is not twisted while connecting the tubing. There should be a small pocket of air in the urine bag to prevent a vacuum from forming, which can cause backflow and leakage.  When used during the day, empty the leg bag on a regular basis, when it is approximately two-thirds full.  Smaller bags may be used during the day, for comfort and mobility, while a large capacity bag may be preferred overnight.

Male External Catheter Removal:

Condom catheters should be changed daily, and should not be worn for more than 24 hours.  After each removal, inspect skin thoroughly to ensure skin integrity.  To reduce the risk of skin irritation, allow skin to breathe for short periods between condom catheter changes.

To remove, detach the catheter from the urine collection system and carefully roll the catheter off.  If needed, use warm water or adhesive remover to aid in the removal process.  Wash skin thoroughly with warm water and soap.  Dry skin thoroughly, inspect skin for irritation, then re-apply a new catheter when ready.

Find low cost male external catheters, tubing, leg bags and more urological supplies at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We provide fast, discreet shipping, everyday low prices and superior customer service. All orders come packaged in discreet, unmarked boxes for customer privacy, and shipping is completely free on all orders over $40.

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21 Fun Things To Do During A Snowstorm

Posted by on January 4, 2014 under Resources | Read the First Comment

SleddingWith more than half the country covered in snow, and wind chills as low as 25 below zero in some areas, you may be looking to keep children and loved ones busy inside the house. Here’s a list of 21 fun, distracting, and challenging things to do during a snowstorm to keep you and your family safe, warm and entertained:

  1. Work on that home improvement project you can never find time for. From rearranging a room to creating a picture wall, a home improvement project can exercise both your muscles and your creativity, while reinvigorating your home.
  2. A snowstorm is the perfect time to catch up on your reading. Curl up under blankets with that novel you have been meaning to read, or bring favorite classics to life for children and seniors by reading them out loud one chapter at a time.
  3. Write a short story or a poem, or begin your memoirs. This is the perfect time to jot down that story you have running through your head.
  4. Play cards. Pull out that pack of cards for a game of solitaire, rummy, blackjack or your favorite card game. Play a family game of Uno, and make up a few extra family rules to add excitement.
  5. Invite your neighbor over for hot chocolate or a cup of coffee, and make a new friend.  If they’re an elderly neighbor, getting together for coffee can be a great way to check on them during the cold and snow.
  6. Why not start learning a language, or refresh that rusty high-school Spanish? Load a language-learning program in your ipod or laptop to learn the basics, or download an audiobook for a refresher course.
  7. When was the last time you looked through the pictures on your digital camera? Back them up to your favorite online album, or organize your photos for display or for gifts for loved ones.
  8. Put your ipod on shuffle and re-discover your music collection.  Is your music library old-school?  Start building your digital music library by loading your favorite CDs onto your computer, or go online and find new music.
  9. Share stories you haven’t told in a long time.  Ask an older loved one about “the good old days”, or have children make up a story and see how creative they can get.
  10. Exercise your brain!  Do a crossword puzzle, or learn how to play Sudoku.  For larger groups, play hangman, charades, or try a mind-challenging board games such as trivial pursuit.
  11. Learn how to bake grandma’s favorite recipe, whether it’s cookies or your favorite cake.  Baking can be a terrific snowstorm activity with children – and it makes your home smell delicious, too.
  12. Take a nap! We live such a hectic lifestyle. Cuddle up under a blanket by the window for a long, well deserved nap.
  13. Teach yourself something completely new.  Whether it’s learning how to knit, how to paint, how to tie knots, or how to play an instrument, there are plenty of free online guides for just about every interest.  For a more concrete guide, try one of the “For Dummies” books or a how-to book from your local library or bookstore.
  14. Shovel early and often! Attempt to shovel every few hours, to keep the load light and help avoid serious back pain.  Be neighborly and help your neighbors dig out, too – especially an elderly neighbor who may not have family to assist them.
  15. Go sledding. Make a snowman. Have a snowball fight. Make a creative snow sculpture, or just take a walk outside to enjoy the beauty of the snowfall.  Be sure to dress warmly, however, and don’t stray too far from home.
  16. Dust off that stationary bike or treadmill, break out that old exercise video, and get some exercise.  There’s no time like the present.
  17. Find a large, flat surface and work together to assemble a puzzle. This calm, challenging activity can improve pattern and matching comprehension in people of all ages.
  18. What’s your area of expertise?  Become a teacher for the day.  Teach a child or a friend something you know how to do well.
  19. Take a leaf out of our children’s books and play hide and seek.  Have a tickle fight.  Have a pillow fight!  Then build a fort with all of the pillows. This kind of physical play is good for grownups and children alike.
  20. Make popcorn, and pop in a classic movie.  Classics are endearing and entertaining for people of all ages, especially seniors and children.
  21. Catch up on your online shopping!  Find the right product online for yourself or a loved one who is struggling to manage incontinence.  Reorder your medical supplies from the warmth of your home, and have them delivered safely and discreetly right to your snowy door.

For more information about home-delivered incontinence, ostomy, urological or wound care supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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December Promotion at Total Home Care Supplies

Posted by on December 5, 2013 under Promotions | Read the First Comment

Total Home Care Supplies Promo CodeOUR GIFT TO YOU

Happy Holidays from Total HomeCareSupplies!  As our gift to you, take $8 off all orders over $100 with promo code HOLIDAY on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  As always, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $40!

From now through December 31st, take $8 off all incontinence supplies, ostomy products, urological supplies and wound care supplies, including best selling products by Prevail, Depends, Hollister, Coloplast, ConvaTec, 3M, Kendall and many more.  All home 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 are mailed from the closest distribution center.

Here’s how to use this December coupon:

  1. Add all your items to the shopping cart and select “Secure Checkout”
  2. Enter your Billing and Shipping Information, and click “Save”
  3. Enter promo code: HOLIDAY and click “Apply”
  4. For orders over $40, shipping is always free!

Thank you for being a loyal customer. We know you have many options when you shop, and we appreciate your business.

Care More. Spend Less.  TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

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November Promotion at Total Home Care Supplies

Posted by on November 14, 2013 under Promotions | Be the First to Comment

Total Home Care Supplies November PromoHARVEST THE SAVINGS

Why not let these Autumn savings “Fall” back into your pocket this month?  For the month of November, take $5 off all orders over $80 with promo code HARVEST5 on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  As always, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $40!

This loyal customer coupon is good for all incontinence supplies, ostomy products, urological supplies and wound care supplies, including best selling products by Prevail, Depends, Hollister, Coloplast, ConvaTec, 3M, Kendall and many more.  All home 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 are mailed from the closest distribution center.

Here’s how to use this November coupon:

  1. Add all your items to the shopping cart and select “Secure Checkout”
  2. Enter your Billing and Shipping Information, and click “Save”
  3. Enter promo code: HARVEST5 and click “Apply”
  4. For orders over $40, shipping is always free!

Thank you for being a loyal customer. We know you have many options when you shop, and we appreciate your business.

P.S. – Have you heard? TotalHomeCareSupplies has been recognized as a 2013 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence awardee, putting us in the top 2.6% of online retailers.  Learn More

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New Year’s Eve 2014 NYC

Posted by on November 12, 2013 under Promotions | Be the First to Comment

New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach

DON’T LOSE YOUR SPOT

Planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square?  Don’t miss a minute of the fun!  Here is the sequence of events for New Year’s Eve 2014:

3:00pm: Spectators start arriving throughout the afternoon, and street closures begin at 3pm. Law enforcement directs spectators into viewing sections, filling each section up completely before moving to the next section.

6:00pm – 6:03pm: The giant switch that lights the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is flipped on, and the ball is raised to the top of One Times Square.

6:03pm – 6:15pm: Opening Ceremonies

11:59pm: Ball Drop and Sixty Second Countdown begin

12:00am: The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is turned off, and “2014” is lit above Times Square. Confetti and fireworks erupt to celebrate the arrival of a new year!

The closest viewing sections start filling up at 3pm, so be prepared to arrive early and celebrate! With so many hours until the ball drops, how do you keep from losing your place when you need to pee? Total Home Care Supplies has the answer: grab an external catheter, some tubing and a leg bag, and watch the fun happen without losing your spot. Condom catheters start at only $1.72 each!  Shop now:

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TotalHomeCareSupplies Review

Posted by on October 10, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment

Total Home Care Supplies Customer review – Oct 9, 2013:

“After waiting for a month for an item from another online retailer and then being told that the item is discontinued, I needed some ostomy supplies within 2-3 days. Total Home Care Supplies far exceeded my expectations by delivering exactly what I was looking for in 1 day with no extra shipping charge. This is going to be my medical supply store for life.”

– Anonymous Customer

While we understand that this customer’s shipping experience may not be everyone’s experience, we’re always happy to hear from our satisfied customers!  It is our privilege to be your trusted retailer of low cost medical supplies.

Reliable, Fast, Discreet Shipping:  We understand your order is important, which is why most of our products ship the same business day the order is placed from the closest distribution center.  If we’re unable to ship your product same-day, you can expect your order to be shipped no later than 2-5 business days 

October Promotion at TotalHomeCareSupplies

Posted by on October 7, 2013 under Promotions | Be the First to Comment

October promotion at TotalHomeCareSuppliesCelebrate the first days of fall with some October savings!  For the month of October, take $5 off all orders over $90 with promo code OCT05 on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  Enjoy free shipping on all orders over $40!

This loyal customer coupon is good for all incontinence, ostomy, urological and wound care supplies, including best selling products by First Quality, Prevail, Depends, Hollister, Coloplast, ConvaTec, Bard, 3M, Kendall and many more.  All home 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 are mailed from the closest distribution center.

Here’s how to use this October coupon:

  1. Add all your items to the shopping cart and select “Secure Checkout”
  2. Enter your Billing and Shipping Information, and click “Save”
  3. Enter promo code: OCT05 and click “Apply”
  4. Is your order over $40? Enjoy Free Shipping!

Thank you for being a loyal customer. We know you have many options when you shop, and we appreciate your business.

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Hidden Summer Dangers: 7 Tips for Senior Safety in the Sun

Posted by on May 24, 2013 under Resources | Read the First Comment

200275541-001Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy outdoor activities with loved ones!  Whether it’s a baseball game, a barbecue or a trip to the beach, warm summer weather provides plenty of opportunities to relax and connect with family and friends.

Summer weather also hides additional dangers for older adults, who are more susceptible to heat-related illness.  Seniors are less likely to feel thirst,  and often take medications that could cause heightened sensitivity to the sun, making them more vulnerable to sunburn, dehydration and heatstroke.   With a few simple precautions, you can reduce these risks, so be sure to follow these 7 important tips for senior sun safety:

  1. Drink plenty of fluids.  Seniors are less likely to feel thirsty, which means dehydration can come on without warning and quickly become dangerous.  Try to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, and increase your water intake if you plan on doing any physical activity or if the weather is extra hot.
  2. Wear the right clothing.  The best clothing for sun protection should be lightweight, breathable, and provide full coverage.  Choose long-sleeved, breathable fabrics such as cotton, and wear wide-brimmed hats for additional sun protection.
  3. Apply sunscreen early and often.  Sunscreen needs time to work, so don’t wait until you’re out in the sun to use it.  Try to apply sunscreen 30 to 60 minutes before you head outside, and be sure to reapply it every two hours.  Choose a sunscreen over 30spf that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation.
  4. Stay indoors during the hottest hours.  The sun is most intense during the middle part of the day.  If you like to golf or garden, try to arrange these activities for the early morning or evening, when the weather is cooler.  Try to stay indoors when the sun is at its peak.
  5. Protect your eyes.  Seniors have very sensitive eyes.  Wearing full-coverage sunglasses that protect against both UVA and UVB radiation can help reduce eye problems from cumulative damage, such as age-related macular degeneration or cataracts.
  6. Check your medications.  Some medications can cause increased sensitivity to the sun.  Take the time to look through your medications for sun-related warnings, and talk to your doctor about any concerns or questions you have.
  7. Signs of HeatstrokeKnow the signs the heat stroke.  Adults over 65 are more susceptible to heat-related illness.  Knowing the signs of heat stroke can save the life of you or a loved one.  If you’re spending time in the sun and notice a flushed face, high body temperature, headache, nausea, rapid pulse, dizziness, or lack of sweating despite the heat,  take immediate action!  Move quickly by drinking water, applying an ice pack to the back of the neck and moving out of the sun.

For more health information and useful tips, visit our Resources Blog on Total Home Care Supplies.  To shop for incontinenceostomyurological or wound supplies, visit our TotalHomeCareSupplies.com web store.

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TweetPee? Oh Yes They Did.

Posted by on May 10, 2013 under Resources | Be the First to Comment

Did Your Baby Pee?  There’s An App For That

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Social Media parenting in the 21st century?  Huggies may have outdone themselves this time.  For Portuguese-speaking parents who are socially dialed in, Huggies has come out with a new app called “TweetPee.”  Media-savvy moms and dads can buy a little bird-shaped sensor that attaches to the front of their baby’s diaper and sends them a tweet from Twitter when the diaper gets wet.  Yes, we said a tweet!  Too busy to sit in front of the computer?  Have those tweets sent straight to your phone, and know your little tyke needs a change almost the moment he goes.

Huggies TweetPee Phone AppTweetPee also offers a diaper-counting app that keeps a track of how many diapers you go through and notifies you when it’s time to buy your next pack of Huggies.  For interested parents, there’s no word on when Huggies is planning to introduce TweetPee to English speakers.  One solution?  You could always take some of that computer time to learn the romantic language of Portuguese.  É belo!

For more interesting news and views, visit our Resources Blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  To shop for incontinenceostomyurological or wound supplies, visit our Total Home Care Supplies web store.

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