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Rarely will you find such an amazing deal on two great items. We believe that we have found the perfect devices for the young and the mature AND we are able to offer them at a phenomenal price.
We would first like to introduce you to the Home Electronic Silencer. This device is simply magical in so that it will automatically silence any device that is plugged into it when the home phone line rings. You may ask yourself who would benefit from such an item and we have the answer.
It is getting more and more common for folks to work from a home office and it is important to have peace and quiet when a client (or boss) calls on the phone. With this device you will never have to say, “hold on, I have to turn the … down.” Now the phone rings and everything is silenced. Magical. It will even pause the movie you are watching. Pretty cool.
A second group of people this item would work for is the hard of hearing. It clearly makes sense that they can’t hear the phone ring with the TV blasting and the person on the other end certainly can’t enjoy the conversation when all they can hear are re-runs of “The Love Boat” in the background. When the phone rings the TV is silenced by the Home Electronic Silencer. This is great news for both the phone call receiver and the placer.
Did I mention this would be a perfect gift for someone moving into a planned living community? It would be a perfect addition to your new resident welcome basket!
The second great item will benefit everyone who tries to sneak in little cat naps throughout the day. Most of us are not near a bed, lounge chair or hammock so we have to make do. Face down on a hard vertical surface or if we can get passed losing the feeling and mobility in our arms we will place our bulky and heavy skulls on our arms to get that cat nap we crave. ActiveForever has uncovered a very unique item that will now allow for face down cat naps without the pain and discomfort of an “asleep arm”. The Slumber Sleeve can be worn over your arm, wrist, leg or ankle, it moves with you and you can change sleep positions naturally – and sleep like a kid again.
This would make a perfect gift for your graduating senior that is heading off to college. Long hours in the library makes Slumber Sleeve a very valuable tool in surviving university life and its many demands. Specifically, sleep deprivation demands.
Climbing Gear to Keep You Safe
What once began as mountaineering, rock climbing has added “sport” to the exploration of vertical surfaces. Both require experience, technical knowledge, and athleticism to maintain safety. ActiveForever is proud to announce that we have taken on a whole line of rock climbing gear.
Rock climbing is inherently dangerous, so to minimize potential injuries resulting from a fall, climbers are first trained in the physics of rock climbing and as importantly they use safety gear. All sports have basic protective gear like football helmets, shin guards and jock cups. Rock climbing is not any different and also has protective gear. The most basic protective equipment is a climbing rope. Once rock climbers would simply tie a rope around their chest knowing they would be severely injured if they fell but they had a slight advantage over emanate death. With advances in technology came the development of harnesses, carabineers, and hooks which are used for clipping into rappel anchors, connecting gear, and belay devices to catch a falling climber, hold or lower a climber and for rappelling.
If you are looking to become a mountaineer and explore the Alps or if you would like to scale the walls of the Grand Canyon as a rock climber, you will need the right equipment. It does not matter what type of climber you want to become, aid climber, free climber, boulderer, solo climber, deep-water soloer, lead climber, roped solo climber, mulit-pitch climber, sport climber, traditional climber, bottom rope climber, top rope climber, crack climber, face climber, slab climber, or a simul climber, you will need the proper gear if you would like to be safe while defying gravity.
I am definitely a fan of pampering, from a pedicure to a deep tissue massage I have no problem spoiling myself. For some reason I have never been a fan of facials. I relate spa treatments to relationships and for me, deep tissue massages give me that “friend with benefits” connection – I know what I am getting into, it can be a little painful but the end result is very satisfying. Facials are like the “Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am.” While indulgent and filled with euphoria while they are happening, the magic is normally gone within a day and I am left feeling empty and yearning for more.
I enjoy the relaxation part of a facial, but for the money, I feel like I can do better with a primed at-home skin regime, annual visits to my dermatologist and bi-weekly treatment with my Baby Quasar PLUS. Facials offer a topical treatment and don’t penetrate the deep layers of skin where I need the most attention.
My Baby Quasar PLUS (BQ Plus) is my “Knight in Shining Armor” – one that comes to my aide, makes me feel beautiful and never lets me down. I know that when I use my BQ PLUS, I am getting to the root of the matter. Highly absorbent red and infrared light penetrates my skin producing a unique therapeutic effect thus treating instead of simply masking my skin. What I have saved from not getting facials has more than paid for the BQ PLUS. The look and feel of my skin has improved dramatically and now I have more money to spend on other things.
According to the International Spa Association, facials are the third most popular spa treatment right behind massages and manicures or pedicures. It’s understandable – facials certainly make you feel good and good about you by offering relaxation and rejuvenation. If you are merely looking for a temporary fix and pick me up, facials are probably for you. However, if you are looking for lasting results, in-home and portable convenience and exceptional customer support, Baby Quasar Plus Red Light Therapy Device or Quasar MD Plus Advanced Light Therapy Device can probably give you that “happily, ever after” you are looking for.
Nicole K. Kelley
Communications Coordinator – Quasar Biotech
As we grow and age, preserving our independence becomes more and more important. One of the hallmarks of independence is mobility. The passage of time and or injury can lead to a loss of mobility. With age for example, whether through muscle or bone loss it can become increasingly difficult to move from place to place. Injuries, whether temporary or permanent can makes us dependent on the help of others which in many instances may not be available as often as we need it.
Therefore, depending on your injury or your physical condition, having access to a mobility scooter maybe the answer. Mobility scooters can be used indoors or out of doors. The scooters are well designed and electric powered. They have small turning radius’s which makes it ideal for performing everyday tasks within the home. In addition, when running errands such as going shopping or perhaps even attending the grandkids graduation, they can be the ideal solution.
They come in a variety of sizes, power ratings, speeds and weight carrying capacities. The scooters are very easy to maintain and to operate. They are designed to make it easy to enter and exit. So if you enjoy your freedom whether at home, at work, or at play the mobility scooter can add years to your independence.
Great skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent many skin problems. One of the most important ways to take care of your skin is to protect it from the sun. A lifetime of over exposure to the sun can cause wrinkles, age spots and an increased risk of skin cancer.
Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF rating of at least 15 can be effective against the sun’s harmful rays. In addition to protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays you might also consider moisturizers. Activities such as long hot showers and baths can remove oils and moisture from your skin. A daily regimen of using moisturizers and lotions can be effective in restoring the skin’s natural oils.
Finally, uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin and a healthy state of mind take steps to manage your stress. Following these simple steps can lead to dramatic improvements in your skin’s appearance.
The musculoskeletal system is comprised of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, skin and nerves. Within these systems there can be many disorders. The medical specialty for these systems is called Orthopedics. A few examples of potential disorders are:
Fractures and dislocations
Torn ligaments, sprains, and strains
Tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis
Ruptured disks, sciatica, and low back pain
Arthritis and osteoporosis
Almost all of these injuries or disorders will require after care, once you have received treatment from your physician. The after care and potentially the need for medical supplies will be important for a full return to mobility, strength and health. In many instances these products have been designed by orthopedic surgeons and will be worn during recovery and/or rehabilitation.
So, whether you have a chronic condition such as arthritis or back pain, a workplace injury such as a burn or strain, or a sports injury such as a torn ligament or fracture. You can find pain relief through the use of orthopedic products.
Oxygen is essential for all life. Oxygen is found in the air we breathe, and the human body using our lungs is able to extract and deliver it to our blood and tissues. The transfer from our lungs to our blood takes place via very tiny air sacs call alveoli that are covered with tiny blood vessels called capillaries. As our blood passes through the capillaries, it becomes oxygen rich and our hearts then pump the oxygen rich blood throughout our bodies. For most people this process is effortless and occurs throughout our lifetime.
However, some people with breathing disorders are not able to get enough oxygen naturally and require supplemental therapies. Ironically, although oxygen is naturally occurring, it is considered a medicine and must be prescribed by a doctor if you have a breathing disorder. Examples of breathing disorders that affect the transfer of oxygen to the blood include pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung disease, respiratory trauma, emphysema, heart failure, and cystic fibrosis.
Your doctor will decide whether you need oxygen therapy based on the results of tests, such as an arterial blood gas test and/or a pulse oximetry test. These tests measure how much oxygen is in your blood. A low oxygen level is a sign that you need oxygen therapy.
Oxygen therapy helps many people function better and have more active lives. It also may:
• Decrease shortness of breath and fatigue
• Improve sleep
• Increase the lifespan of people who have COPD
Although you may need oxygen therapy long term, it doesn’t have to limit your daily routine. Portable oxygen units can make it easier for you to move around and do many daily activities. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about whether certain activities are safe for you.
A home equipment provider will work with you to make sure you have the supplies and equipment you need. Trained staff will also show you how to use the equipment correctly and safely.
Oxygen therapy is generally safe, but it can pose a fire hazard. To safely use your oxygen equipment, please follow the instructions you receive from your home equipment provider.
Hearing loss is a common disorder associated with aging. About 30-35 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 75 years have some hearing loss. As we age, that percentage increases until at 75, it is estimated that 40-50 percent of people have some hearing loss. The medical term for this gradual hearing loss is Presbycusis.
The hearing loss associated with Presbycusis does not encompass the full spectrum of sounds. For example, it may be difficult for someone to hear the nearby chirping of a bird or the ringing of a telephone. However, the same person may be able to hear clearly the low-pitched sound of a truck rumbling down the street.
The ear is comprised of three parts the outer ear, the middle ear and the inner ear. Presbycusis most commonly arises in the inner ear, but can occur as well in the middle ear or from changes in the nerves pathways leading to the brain. Typically, both ears experience the same degree of hearing loss, but it is possible that only one ear is affected.
As mentioned earlier, the onset is gradual so your symptoms may go unnoticed for years. Once noticed, these symptoms may include:
High-pitched sounds such as “s” and “th” are difficult to hear or tell apart.
The speech of others may seem mumbled or garbled.
Conversations may be difficult to follow, especially when there is background noise.
Male voices may be easier to hear than the higher pitched voices of women.
Certain sounds may seem annoying or overly loud.
Tinnitus (a ringing, roaring, or hissing sound in one or both ears) may also occur.
There are many strategies to help people with Presbycusis. Hearing aids may be recommended for some individuals. Assistive listening devices can provide further improvement in hearing ability in certain situations. One example of such a device is the built-in telephone amplifier. Another example is FM systems that can make sound clearer, with or without a hearing aid, by delivering sound waves like a radio. Training in speech reading (using visual cues to determine what is being spoken) can help those with Presbycusis to understand better what is being said in conversations or presentations.
There’s an aspect of debilitating injuries that isn’t publicly discussed: Personal hygiene. I was humiliated and frustrated as others tended to my personal needs and cleanliness, and I was dismayed when my occupational therapist told me there were few products on the market that could help me.
So I created the FreedomWand®. Now almost everyone can attend to their own hygiene.
The FreedomWand®’s “grippers” securely hold toilet paper. It is adjustable and can be used as short as 7 inches or as long as 25 inches, and it can be carried discreetly, because it collapses and comes with a cloth carry bag.
Besides using it in the toilet, there are other uses for the FreedomWand®. Insert a loofa or washcloth and washing those hard-to-reach places isn’t difficult. Insert a disposable razor and a clean-shaven face, legs, or underarms are easy to achieve. And by inserting a cotton ball or small make-up sponge, applying ointment to the toes, hips, knees or back is simple.
I’ve heard from many people who have several FreedomWand®s; one in each bathroom, and one for “on-the-go.” (Pardon the pun.) And users tell me of other situations in which the FreedomWand® has been helpful.
“FreedomWand® is nothing short of a true blessing. I can now actually go out and not have to worry about my personal hygiene. Your product has opened so many doors for me that I had lost a long time ago.” ~ John
I’m so glad I’m able to help others regain their freedom and dignity with the FreedomWand®.
Perhaps you or a loved one has just learned that you have Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMD. So what is AMD? AMD is a common eye condition that is the leading cause of vision loss in people aged 60 and over. It causes damage to a small spot near the center of the eye called the Macula. The macula is located on the eye’s retina and is used to see objects in sharp focus.
AMD does not lead to complete blindness by itself. However, it can lead to a significant loss of central vision. Therefore, AMD can interfere with simple everyday activities such as driving, reading, writing or your ability to do close work.
The degeneration typically advances slowly, so you may not have been aware of its effects. As AMD progresses, a blurred area near the center of the eye is common. In time the blurred area will likely grow larger or you may develop blank spots in your central vision. There are two types of AMD: Geographic Atrophy, which is a gradual breakdown of light sensitive cells and Neovascular AMD which is caused by the abnormal growth of blood vessels underneath the retina.
Currently there are no cures for AMD, but there are activities and supplements which may slow its progress. Researchers have found that by avoiding smoking, getting regular exercise and eating nutritious foods such green leafy vegetables and fish can be helpful. In addition some studies have shown that certain high dose vitamins and minerals may slow the disease’s progression. (Source: National Eye Institute).
Our Bierley Maggie MD Portable Video Magnifier can be helpful with its white text on a black background for reading. It removes the glare when reading restaurant menus, prescriptions or other fine print.
Parkinson’s disease is a brain disorder of the central nervous system that can impair a person’s motor skills, speech, and other mobility functions. Symptoms may include tremors (shaking), slowness of movement, difficulty with balance, loss of coordination, speech changes, and rigidity (stiffness) of muscles and limbs. In the more advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, the person may experience a temporary, involuntary inability to move called a freezing episode.
There are now accepted methods to combat freezing episodes – using motor stability exercise and life-changing devices that help overcome the symptoms on a daily basis. Active Forever offers several products designed specifically to help break freezing episodes, including the U Step Walker Advanced Walking Aid, the U Step 2 Walker Laser Light, and the Laser Cane.
Learn More about these breakthrough therapies.
Active Forever has partnered with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) again this year to raise money for Parkinson’s research. We invite our customers to take part in our charity of the month initiative by adding a small donation via their online cart check-out.
We want to thank all of those who are helping us support the MAPC!
For daily oxygen needs, ActiveForever offers the top brands in home and portable oxygen concentrators, such as the best-selling Respironics SimplyGo. We suggest the MABIS BreathBooster exerciser and peak flow meter for breathing exercises and airflow monitoring. If you suffer from COPD, sleep apnea, or asthma, we feature sleep masks, oximeters, nebulizers, the Aeroneb Go, and more. This spring you may want to consider a home air purification system – let the fresh air in, and keep pollens and other breathing irritants outside.
Breathe a little easier with Oxygen Therapy Products from ActiveForever!
Enjoy using the i-Routes feature on these DKN fitness machines. Explore a visual tour while you work out. Stride or bike the universe from within the privacy of your home, while challenging yourself on some of the world’s most iconic trips. DKN fitness technology lets you select a trip and follow the map at your own pace.
DKN XC-140i Elliptical
The DKN XC-140i Elliptical offers 12 professionally designed programs, featuring 32 levels and 20 time intervals, with heart rate control options on the backlit console. Superior design comes into play – the elliptical stride is long and flat, simulating a natural walk or run. The display reads your time, speed, RPM, distance, calories, watts, and heart rate. In addition to the classics (manual control, programmed runs, endurance, warm-up, calorie burn, etc.) DKN-Motion integrates Watt control, Target Heart Rate training, and Personal Coaching into your lifestyle.
DKN RB-3i Recumbent Exercise Bike
The DKN RB-3i recumbent exercise bike is not only incredibly stylish looking with its sleek and classic easy step-through design, but the re-worked ergonomics make it perfect for longer workouts with reduced chance of injury. It provides constant and accurate feedback on a wide range of resistance levels, to deliver a superior workout experience for beginners and experts alike. Cardio training is easily programmed using controlled Target Zones.
DKN AM-6i Upright Exercise Bike
The DKN AM-6i Upright Exercise Bike features a simple, sturdy ergonomic design with a smooth, comfortable motion to fit a wide range of body types. The AM-6i has 32 resistance settings and uses a magnetic, no-contact friction-free system, connected to an 11 kg flywheel set, with a Poly V belt drive for a smooth, quiet cycling experience. The DKN-Motion App brings you the future of the fitness industry. The new console integrates perfectly with any tablet, i-Pad or Android, allowing you to program and perform your workout whenever it matches your agenda.
The Clarity® Ensemble™ amplified caption phone is designed for people who have a severe hearing loss, low vision, or have difficulty using the phone. If you or a loved one want to stay in the conversation, the Ensemble is the captioned phone with the advanced features found in more expensive amplified phones, but for just $75.00.
The Clarity provides amplification up to 50 decibels, making it one of the loudest captioned phones on the marketplace. To enjoy an amplified conversation, the four tone settings can be adjusted to your specific hearing loss, with a boost function that allows you to access a louder volume for incoming voices.
The captioning function ensures that users will never miss a word of conversation. The 7-inch color touchscreen display on the Clarity Ensemble has adjustable font sizes and contrast, making it ideal for people with low vision. All captioned conversations can be saved for later reference.
The phone includes a visual ringer, an answering machine and talking Caller ID. A headset jack and neckloop jack are available for those who don’t want to use the handset. If you need assistance, the Ensemble includes ClarityLogic™, which allows a Clarity® customer support representative to remotely adjust phone settings for you. Set up requires a land-line service and high-speed Internet connection.
Mobility is an issue for all of us as we age. Even the most basic day-to-day tasks become more difficult, including using the bathroom. Lowering down onto a toilet seat can present a real challenge, and without safety assists, falls and injuries are possible. Now with just a couple of simple tools – you can reclaim the bathroom.
Carex Toilet Seat Elevator
If arthritis in your hips or knees makes getting into a sitting position difficult, a simple Carex Toilet Seat Elevator may be all you need. It attaches to your existing seat and lid, raising them to a more comfortable height by 3 1/2 inches. Available in round or elongated seat styles.
Also Available with Handles:
Toilet Seat Elevator w/Handles – Elongated Bowl
Toilet Seat Elevator w/Handles – Round Bowl
Carex Hinged Toilet Seat Riser
The Carex Hinged Toilet Seat Riser adds 3 1/2 inches, and installs under you existing toilet seat. It includes a hinge that allows for easy cleaning – there is no need to remove the riser, just lift up and clean as usual. Available in round or elongated seat styles.
Carex Safe Lock Raised Toilet Seat
Locking mechanisms on raised toilet seats provide an extra safety feature when balance and mobility are at risk. Locks prevent the seat from slipping off the toilet. The Carex Safe Lock Raised Toilet seat adds 4.25 inches of height, and is easy to remove for cleaning. Fits both standard and elongated bowls.
The new DOD Fitness Knee Donuts, Wrist Wedges and Neck Circles allow people with sore knees, wrists and necks to participate in exercise, physical therapy, yoga and Pilates. The wedges provide stability and comfort during weight bearing exercise, and can be used with your fitness mat for added support.
DOD Fitness Knee Donuts can prevent or reduce knee pain while kneeling. Unlike a towel or mat, the donut shape prevents the patella from touching the floor and also provides structural support. Knee Donuts have been extremely helpful for people who have had knee surgery.
Ergonomically designed, the DOD Fitness Wrist Wedges reduce stress and pain during weight bearing exercises such as pushups and planks. The angle reduces the degree of wrist extension which decreases pressure on the wrist.
The DOD Fitness Neck Circle is ideal for anyone who feels neck tension during or after exercise. The Neck Circle provides cushion and support and keeps the head in a neutral position, creating proper alignment.
We’re highlighting great new offerings this March in the categories you shop the most! Here’s a sample of what’s new:
Medical and health non-profits, associations, employers leverage this unique catalog to raise funds and make lives better.
Scottsdale, AZ, November 12, 2013 — ActiveForever releases its annual Essential Gifts Collection print catalog as families make plans for their Thanksgiving travel and gatherings. Individuals making end-of-year health and medical spending decisions will also benefit from the wealth of guidance and specials offered inside the catalog.
“Each year as I engage in the final edits of our catalog, I find myself more impressed than the year prior. Twenty years after publishing that first catalog, our selection (and pricing) remains a compelling force. It’s also a pleasure to walk through our warehouse and be able to find the perfect gift for every friend and family member on my own shopping list,” states ActiveForever’s CEO, Erika Feinberg.
ActiveForever designed the Essential Gifts Collection catalog as a fund-raising medium for non-profits and associations. The product selection — medical, beauty, fitness, safety, and assistive technology related gift ideas — makes this catalog an ideal revenue channel for a condition-specific group such as the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center or Arthritis Foundation. Groups earn a percentage of every product sale. This offers a win-win opportunity, as product selection helps improve quality of life.
The catalog is also an ideal tool for self-insured employers, employees with HSA or FSA health plans, or employers with wellness programs. It can be leveraged to raise money for specific efforts or to run an employee rewards program. ActiveForever also has a built-in rewards program that, in itself, rewards health, safety and productivity related spending decisions.
ActiveForever offers the best choices in medical equipment, e-low vision devices/assistive technology, athletic performance and rehabilitation/healing devices, home-care equipment, productivity and safety products for the home, travel and workplace.
ActiveForever is a fully integrated sales, marketing, warehousing and fulfillment services agency. It is a multi-channel merchant with print product catalogs for staff and patient education, retail showrooms with education centers, a warehouse/distribution services center and one of the nation’s top ranked eCommerce websites.
Print Healthcare Innovations catalogs are more medical in nature, and free for care providers to share with their patients, therapists, athletes, employees, residents and caregivers anywhere in the country. See all ActiveForever print catalogs offered.