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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.

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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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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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RadiaPlex Rx Wound Gel

Posted by on May 16, 2013 under Promotions | Be the First to Comment

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Radiaplex Rx Wound Gel at Total Home Care Supplies

MPM Medical Inc. RadiaPlex® Rx Wound Gel Dressing has been proven to effectively treat and prevent skin reactions to radiation.  Clinical studies show that two to three applications per day restricts the severity of radiation skin damage in up to 95% of patients.  RadiaPlex Rx Wound Gel  is also effective for pressure ulcers stages II thru IV, 1st and 2nd degree burns, and cuts and abrasions.  How does it work?  RadiaPlex Gel adheres to tissue to prevent damage while supplying therapeutic moisture to the cells.

Features:

  • Not sticky or greasy.
  • Need not be removed to irradiate.
  • Proven therapeutic moisturizers (lipids, glycerin and allantoin) relieve dryness
  • Polysaccharides in aloe vera reduce inflammation while moisturizing.
  • Hyaluronic acid adheres to tissue and prevents damage while supplying moisture to the cells.

How to Use:

Cleanse affected area and allow skin to dry.  Apply RadiaPlex Gel before and after radiation treatments and two other times per day, or as needed.  *Please note: Radiaplex Rx Wound Gel is a prescription item*

Radiaplex Rx Wound Gel Dressing is on sale now at Total Home Care Supplies:

  • MPMMP00106        6oz        1/Tube        $59.32

All orders come packaged in discreet, unmarked boxes for customer privacy, and shipping is completely free for all orders over $40!  Read about our Fast, Free, Discreet shipping policy here.  For more high-quality, low-cost wound care supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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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

Huggies TweetPee Sensor

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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Health Benefits of Walking: Time of Day Tips

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Are you walking your way to better health?  Walking for fitness has proven and measurable health benefits, and it’s completely free!  Among other benefits, a regular walking program can:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Increase bone strength
  • Reduce risk for Glaucoma, Alzheimer’s and Colon Cancer
  • Prevent weight gain
  • Increase your energy and stamina
  • Reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure

When’s the best time to go walking?  Anytime you can fit it in!  The US Department of Health and Human Services, the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine have all agreed that two 10-minute walking sessions will benefit us almost as much as one 20-minute session.  You just need a total of at least 2½ hours each week (that’s about 20 minutes a day). Here are some time-of-day tips for early morning, mid-day and evening walkers.

Tips for Early Morning Walkers:

  • The night before, get your walking clothes and shoes ready so it’s easy to put them on and head out the door.
  • Program your Ipod or MP3 player with an upbeat music playlist, or set it to your favorite radio station to help keep you moving at a brisk pace.  Just make sure you can still hear traffic, and take extra care when crossing intersections.
  • If it’s dark outside, wear light colors or clothing with reflective stripes so motorists can see you.
  • Watch a morning news show or check your email while gently stretching your calves and hamstrings at the end of your walk..

Tips for Lunchtime Walkers:

  • Schedule your lunchtime walk in your work calendar. Think of it as an important appointment – which it is!
  • If you can, keep everything you’ll need for walking at work. This way you won’t find yourself saying “I forgot my shoes. I can’t go.”
  • Recruit a couple of colleagues to join you.  You can help keep each other motivated, and good conversation makes the time pass quickly!
  • Depending on your walking pace and the weather, you may be able to wear your work clothes and just switch to athletic shoes. . If you’re walking briskly, you’ll heat up after about 10 minutes, so avoid the tendency to overdress. 
  • Pick a route where you can grab a healthy snack or lunch at the end of your walk, or better yet, pack your own.

Tips for After-Work Walkers:

  • Have a light snack at about 4 p.m. (for example, a low-fat yogurt and a handful of almonds, or an apple and a piece of cheese) so you don’t experience a late-day dip in energy and talk yourself out of walking.
  • Pick an area that’s not heavily trafficked, since rush hour can affect the quality of the air.
  • Walk tall, and do some backward shoulder rolls and gentle neck stretches to relieve work stress.
  • If it’s dark, wear light-colored clothing, or clothing with reflective strips so motorists can see you.

Most importantly, have fun! 

For more health information and useful tips, 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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12 Surprising Health Benefits of Smiling

Posted by on May 6, 2013 under Resources | Be the First to Comment

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We spend billions of dollars every year in the U.S. on dieting and improving our looks, yet one of the easiest ways to improve our health, our mood, and even increase life expectancy is completely free!  The simple act of smiling does a lot more than simply let the world know we’re happy.  It reduces stress, increases productivity and boosts our immune system, among others.  See these 12 surprising health benefits of smiling:

  1. Lowers Your Blood Pressure:  The physical act of smiling measurably slows your heart rate and relaxes your body. This lets your heart work without overworking.  People who smile and laugh often are less likely to develop heart disease.
  2. Reduces Stress:  Stress is a common problem that causes a variety of serious health problems, yet stress relief may be as simple as smiling a little more throughout the day.  Smiling releases endorphins, natural pain killers and serotonin that counteract and diminish the stress hormones.
  3. Improves your Mood:  The endorphins and serotonin do more than counteract stress – they also lift your mood.  Feeling depressed or anxious?  Pin a smile to your face!  Even if it isn’t entirely genuine at first, smiling is a contagious mood booster that’s automatically returned by at least 50% of those around you, which in turn will lift your mood.
  4. Increases Productivity:  Smiling has been shown to increase productivity while performing tasks. When we’re stressed, our body kicks into fight-or-flight mode, narrowing our attention so that we’re only focusing on one thing.  Smiling counteracts this and widens our attention, making multitasking easier and opening us to insights that come from the edges of our perception.
  5. Encourages Trust:  Studies show that we are more trusting of others when they smile genuinely. Trust is an important part of social health when dealing with people, whether they’re loved ones, coworkers  or just acquaintances.
  6. Encourages Empathy:  When we’re embarrassed, our first response is often a smile. This instinctive reaction breaks through the initial shock of embarrassment and promotes leniency in what others think of us.  An embarrassed smile engenders a sense of empathy, since we’ve all experienced embarrassment, and we want to smile along.
  7. Lessens Pain:  Smiling and laughter both have been shown to lessen pain.  Those same endorphins and serotonin that lift our moods and counteract stress also act as natural painkillers, too.
  8. Makes Us Beautiful:  Smiling makes people more attractive.  Frowns, scowls and grimaces all push people away, but a smile draws in the people around us, making us more attractive to them.  This seems to be especially true for women; Men are more likely to approach a woman who smiles than one who simply makes eye contact.
  9. Increases Chances of Success:  A smile can help you appear confident, self-assured, and on top of your work. Those who smile in the workplace are more likely to earn more money through tips and raises. They are more readily approached with business ideas and offered advancements.
  10. Makes You Look Younger:  The muscles we use to smile naturally lift the face, and in studies they’ve been shown to make people look noticeably younger – around 3 years younger on average.  Before thinking about a face lift, try smiling your way through the day first.
  11. Increases Longevity:  Is smiling the fountain of youth?  People who smile more often live longer  — around 7 years longer than those who don’t smile often, according to one study!  Smiling releases stress, helps the heart by reducing blood pressure, and much more to extend your lifespan.
  12. Boosts Immune System:  Smiling help the body relax, and this allows the immune system react more quickly and effectively against invaders.  Worried about the cold or flu?  Give your immune system a boost with a big smile.

Do you know of any more health benefits of smiling?  We’d love to hear them!  Smiling’s not the only activity that can help keep the doctor away — see these Top 10 Health Benefits of Laughter.

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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4 Ways to Make Walking More Fun

Posted by on May 2, 2013 under Resources | Be the First to Comment

Is your daily walking routine growing stale?  Try changing things up!  New routines not only keep things fresh, they force us to use new muscles, making our workouts more productive. Sticking to a familiar workout routine may be comfortable, but your body become more efficient and burns fewer calories.  It’s also easier to get bored and lose motivation when your workout is the same each day.  Here are 4 ways to make your daily walk more fun:

1. Urban walk.  Take your walk into the city!  Start at a slow pace for five minutes. After you’re warmed up, alternate between a slow and rapid pace for each city block. Take flights of stairs two at a time. Find a bus stop or a park bench and do some stretching to cool down.  If you enjoy people-watching, an urban walk will make the time fly by.

2. Mall walk. Tired of the same outdoor route? Take your workout to the nearby mall.  Indoor malls offer a safe environment with restrooms, water, snacks, and interesting sights, no matter the weather or time of day. It works well for groups, too; catch up with your friends and burn calories at the same time!

3. Forest or creek walk. If you normally walk in the city, take your walk to the closest park or to rural hiking paths.  If you’re used to pavement, start with easy trails.  The uneven ground will challenge new muscles, but keep an eye out for roots or rocks that could trip you.  Carry bottled water and dress in layers.  Look for waterfalls, local wildlife, or other natural wonders.

4. Meditation walk.   Try to turn your spinning thoughts off and turn your focus inside.  Feel the soles of your feet meeting the ground and notice the pressure changes as you stride. Take deep breaths and savor the air filling your lungs.  Listen for the hum of insects, birds or people.  Awaken all your senses to what you hear, see, smell, and feel.

Do you have more creative walking ideas?  We’d love to hear them!

For more health information and useful tools, visit our Resources Blog on Total Home Care Supplies.  For  incontinenceostomyurological or wound supplies, visit our online store on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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