For Immediate Release
Contact: Sybil Yeaman
URGENT CARE INTEGRATED NETWORK: IS NOW OFFERING COMPLIMENTARY MEMBERSHIP TO ALL INDEPENDENT URGENT CARE CENTERS
Scottsdale, AZ – July 1, 2013 – John Shufeldt, MD, Urgent Care Industry thought leader today announced Urgent Care Integrated Network (UCIN) membership is free to all independent urgent care centers.
UCIN specifically serves the purchasing and contracting needs of independent urgent care practices. As the cost of doing business continues to escalate, independent practices now can enjoy access to a scalable solution that heretofore only large corporate enterprises or hospital systems were able to achieve. An array of products and services provide the tools every urgent care enterprise needs to operate both efficiently and profitably.
“Today, the urgent care business is much different than it used to be. Not long ago, reimbursements were fair and supported the reasonable profitability of centers. That is decidedly not the case today. Independent urgent care centers are being severely squeezed by payers, large competitors and hospital systems.” said John Shufeldt, MD, JD, MBA, UNCIN’s Founder and CEO “Single specialty networks and group purchasing organizations allow independent centers to compete on a level playing field with the corporate giants. This was the catalyst for the formation of the Urgent Care Integrated Network,” said Shufeldt,
Dr. Shufeldts’ twenty plus years in urgent care practice ownership, management and consulting has given him a unique insight and a wealth of knowledge about an important segment of the nation’s health care delivery system. Membership in UCIN provides a gateway for Urgent Care practices to purchase at a discount, products and services that include Medical and Pharmaceuticals supplies, Radiological Equipment, Malpractice Insurance, Virtual Medical Care, Urgent Care Consulting, HR Services and much more.
UCIN is an attractive option that will save centers thousands of dollars annually using a comprehensive suite of clinical, legal and financial services supported by a team of experienced professionals. Membership applications are available on the network’s website at www.ucinet.org.
Additionally, UCIN partners with vendors who guarantee the quality of their products and services and who have extensive experience in the urgent care space. UCIN is committed to assisting its members operate more efficiently and at less cost.
Independent urgent care practices can find more information and sign up for free membership directly on the network’s website at www.ucinet.org.
If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Dr. Shufeldt, please call Sybil Yeaman at (480) 247-9223 or e-mail Sybil at email@example.com
www.ActiveForever.com has been chosen as the Medical Equipment and Community Marketing Programs Provider for UCIN’s Urgent Care Network members!
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Your body is a complicated system. Through aging or genetic ailments, you may suffer unfortunate physiological consequences that hinder your ability to get the most out of your day. One of these ailments is the lack of the body to utilize oxygen to the fullest extent. While it is in your best interest to see your doctor regarding such problems (feeling tired, naseous, etc.), it is likely that your doctor will recommend purchasing an oxygen concentrator so your body can feel revitalized again.
Hemoglobin is the primary oxygen carrier in the body; conditions such as anemia and hypoxia can debilitate an individual to the point that they can’t think straight. This can affect performances at work and home, and with the busy schedules of you and many other Americans, you can lose a lot of productivity without the right aid. Oxygen concentrators come in a variety of sizes and volumes, and depending on your specific condition and lifestyle, you will likely buy an oxygen concentrator that fits your physical needs best.
An interesting fact regarding the effectiveness of oxygen concentrators over oxygen tanks is in a recent single-blind clinical study; portable oxygen concentrators were compared over liquid oxygen tanks in terms of their oxygen delivery to COPD patients with exercise-induced hypoxaemia. Interestingly, there’s no difference between liquid oxygen-delivery and oxygen concentration delivery. The evidence is clear: oxygen concentrators are just as effective as the large liquid oxygen canisters people carry around, and don’t need to be replenished with liquid oxygen. On average, a portable oxygen tank will last a person for 9-10 hours. This can be bad if you’re getting ready to go on a trip or won’t be home for a while. Additionally, the money you will have to pay to fill up your oxygen tanks will continue to be spent, whereas portable oxygen concentrators like the SimplyGo require no refill of oxygen. If you require oxygen therapy and want to increase your mobility you need need to purchase a tankless oxygen machine today.
What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis and is also known as: chronic obstructive lung disease. Is a progressive disease that gets worse over time and limits airflow to and from the lungs, causing shortness of breath. This shortness of breath is called dyspnea. COPD produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. COPD ranks as the 6th leading cause of death world wide a number that is expected to rise of the coming years as more countries become more industrialized. Read more on COPD therapies on the activeforever.com website.
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It’s official, Baby Boomers are retiring. According to PEW Research Center Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 Boomers a day. This avalanche of seniors will continue for the next 19 years. The most active and fiercely independent generation is entering their golden years and they want to stay as active and independent as they can for as long as they can. The main ingredient in doing so is the remodeling of their homes. With 77 million Boomers representing 50% of all US discretionary spending this is a trend not to ignore. We strongly recommend looking for someone who is a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). Here are a few ideas that will help any Boomer get their remodel started:
Don’t Wait – The best advice you can give on an aging-in-place remodel is to not wait. Many wait till it is an emergency and then cannot return home from injury or illness and may have to be transferred to an assisted living or nursing care facility while the remodel is complete. It is better to plan and even possibly phase the project.
Bathroom – The bathroom is a prime place to start. There is much in the bathroom that can present safety issues that can be resolved with varying levels of effort and cost, most are easily addressed. Here are a few key items for any aging-in-place bathroom remodel:
o Zero Step Shower Entry – this may be a bit more involved but presents, probably, the greatest safety from falling.
o Shower Seat & Handheld Shower – this will ensure independence in the shower.
o Grab Bars – need to be installed anywhere where there will be any maneuvering happening. The NAHB says 80% of CAPS projects last year included grab bars.
o Bidet Toilet Seat – this ensures independence in the most private of daily activities.
The bidet toilet seat also presents better hygiene and thus confidence for the aging. Nothing depletes independence or confidence more than not being able to clean oneself properly or at all, and the bidet toilet seat is such an easy install.
o Flooring – removing carpeted areas diminishes risks of tripping and going for honed finishes instead of polished finished help with reducing slipping accidents.
o Toilet – replace the standard height (14.5 in) toilet with a 16 in toilet to make getting up and down easier.
o Faucets – add anti-scalding protection to the sink and shower.
• Lighting – One of the most overlooked items in a remodel for aging-in-place is the lighting because the need for more light happens so incrementally that it goes unnoticed. Those of us that are more aged require at least three times more light than someone in their twenties or thirties. Areas where activity happens is a good place to focus:
o Under Cabinet
• Hardware – Swapping out knobs for pulls for cabinets and changing out door knobs for levers is a great way to reduce daily frustration. According to the National Academy on an Aging Society 46% of those 65+ years of age suffer from arthritis.
These are just some ideas to get you started. The important thing to remember is that 80% of those surveyed by AARP expressed a desire to stay in their home. A good place to start is with the toilet and install a Brondell Swash bidet toilet seat today! See more Brondell products at ActiveForever.com.
The popular, effective and affordable hair thickening supplements were very prominently featured in the July 1, 2013 issue of Star Magazine in an editorial titled, “The Scoop.”
The piece, which focuses on beauty supplements, recommends Viviscal Extra Strength to boost hair growth and thickness. The Viviscal supplements are proven to be a great way to maintain beautiful, luscious locks as well.
Try them and see what all the celebs are raving about!
It’s an ancient old adage but it’s true. It’s much better to be safe than sorry. As evidenced by the ongoing, 7,000 acre plus ‘Doce’ wildfire in Northern Arizona, it’s impossible to predict when, where and how, disaster will strike. How will you respond?
Add the unpredictability of an aging national infrastructure and it becomes clear that it’s perfectly reasonable to want to take extra precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe.
These deluxe, all-encompassing first aid kits carry the maximum amount of supplies appropriate to provide comfort and care for 10, 50, 75 and 100 injured, ill or endangered people. They are wall-mountable and easily transported. They are excellent for workplace health and safety and can be customized with your company logo!
For those of you who may not know, a vicious wildfire has burned through more than 7,000 acres near Prescott over the past few days according to the Prescott National Forest. The ‘Doce’ Fire has led to the evacuation of about 200 homes northwest of Prescott near the Granite Mountain Wilderness area.
Hundreds of evacuees have left their horses at the “Prescott Frontier Days” fairgrounds until they are able to return to their homes, which won’t be any time soon. The horses are currently without basic provisions and are in serious need of water receptacles, hay and alfalfa.
ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher has graciously donated 5 bails of alfalfa, which she purchased from Olsen’s Grain. Right now Olsen’s is not charging a delivery fee for those who would like to donate to the displaced horses of Prescott.
According to Patricka, (who grew up in Prescott,) alfalfa is the cheapest and the most nutritious option.
People who would like to donate can also call the American Red Cross. Every bit helps!
Prescott, the horses and ActiveForever Thanks you!!
Millions of customers can’t be wrong and they apparently agree. The 5-star consumer rated, scientifically tested and physician approved, Baby Quasar PLUS Red Light Therapy Device from ActiveForever is a wonderful investment for treating skin imperfections and obtaining a more youthful appearance and feel.
The use of cold therapy to treat a number of skin conditions, imperfections and ailments is completely safe and has a lengthy history dating back to the early twentieth century.
In 1903, Faroese-Danish scientist and physician Niels Finson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science.”
American interest in light therapy waned however as they turned their attention toward antibiotics. Then in the 1990′s, NASA began experimenting with light therapy in order to maintain the health of long-term space flight crews. Their findings renewed American interest in light therapy. Today, we enjoy the benefits of “low level light therapy,” sometimes called “cold lasers,” such as the Baby Quasar PLUS. Devices such as these, have allowed light therapy to move away from medical offices to Estheticians, Day Spas, and non medical skin care facilities.
Today, light therapy has been shown in independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible red and infrared light have been shown to promote at least 24 different positive changes at the cellular level. Clinically, there have been no recorded side effects in over 1,700 publications.
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The Health Mark Portable Stretch Bar from ActiveForever focuses on stretch, strength and alignment of the major muscle groups by using power, endurance and light weight or body weight to create substantial body change.
The world-famous Barre Workout originated in the 1940′s and has since earned a reputation as a top notch fitness program which zones in on the thighs, hips and gluteal muscles as well as the core. This premiere, quality, studio grade bar is suitable for dance and exercise whether at home or in a professional environment.
Whether developing upper body strength with modified pull-ups or performing pre and post exercise stretching, this bar is perfect for dance and fitness enthusiasts alike. Designed for easy portability, it’s a ‘must have’ item if you need to take your Bar Workout on the road.
The Body UP Evolution Patient Lift Transport from ActiveForever made quite a splash at the recent inaugural edition of Rehab Tech Asia – an International Exhibition & Conference on Assistive Technology, Integrated Care and Rehabilitation Engineering.
The Body UP Evolution all-in-one solution for patient mobility care is being hailed as an “innovation in rehabilitative care that can alleviate manpower crunch.”
In other words, both the patient and the caregiver greatly benefit from the power and versatility of this groundbreaking achievement in rehabilitation and assistive technology, the Body UP.
The sharp, new 3-wheeled, EW-88 electric tricycle is environmentally friendly and emissions free. It has a maximum speed of up to 17 MPH and a range of up to 25 miles.
Both stylish and efficient, the tricycle is flanked by large, sturdy cargo baskets, perfect for groceries and luggage. Powered by a 450 watt brushless motor, it’s a wonderful mobility option for those who love to bike, but lack the energy necessary to travel long distances.
If the battery charge is lost, it can be pedaled to travel farther distances. The bright headlight makes it safe for riding at night.
The wide base provides a high level of stability and an easy to use control panel make this electric tricycle is an ideal travel aid for anyone with limited mobility concerns.
The EW-88 ships free and fully assembled!
Powerchairs and Mobility Scooters
Power Chairs help to improve the quality of life for those individuals with severe mobility issues. Power chairs are sometimes called “electric powered wheel chairs” because they closely resemble the traditional push type or self-propelled wheelchair. A Power chair offers greater in home mobility when compared to a mobility scooter.
Power chairs can fit almost anywhere, for this reason powered wheel chairs are primary
designed for indoor usage. They perform best on flat or smooth surfaces. The “power chair” usually has six wheels, is very maneuverable and can turn on a dime. The chair is driven and controlled by a joy stick. The joy stick makes driving the powered chair easy and is the perfect mobility aid for individuals with limited upper body strength.
So if you are trying decide which mobility product is better for you and are deciding between a power chair or a mobility scooter. If you have very limited mobility and poor upper body strength an electric powered wheel chair would be the best choice.
If you have a question about mobility aids, please call us toll-free at 1-800-377-8033
Painstakingly created by the foremost professionals in the fine art of dozing, the Snore Free Now Sleep Aid Kit’s usefulness is not restricted to those who have trouble with snoring, be it personal, or on the part of their partner.
Rather the Snore Free Now Kit is perfect for use by anyone who could simply use a little help getting enough rest at night. The Sleep Aid supplement included as a key part of the kit is completely safe and natural.
The main ingredient in the supplements is 200 mg. of Passionflower extract. The plant, well known for its calming, sleep-inducing effects, was originally discovered in 1569 by Spanish explorers. It’s found to be an effective cure for insomnia and gastrointestinal upset related to anxiety, nervousness, generalized anxiety disorder as well as these symptoms in correlation with narcotic drug withdrawal.
Another important ingredient is 100 mg of GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid). Researchers have concluded that GABA works as a positive mood booster and has a calming, relaxing effect on the nervous system. GABA is used to treat a host of conditions such as negative mood, anxiety, PMS, ADHD as well as pain from injuries and even high blood pressure.
The best part is, the supplements don’t cause drowsiness the next day. So you wake up refreshed and at your very best.
Also included in the Snore Free Now Sleep Aid Kit is a silky, soft sleep mask to ensure complete darkness as well as ear plugs for utter silence as you drift calmly and comfortably off to sleep…
This 5-star consumer-rated, all-in-one mobility solution provides superior patient benefits while allowing healthcare facilities to reduce the costs typically associated with safe transfer and rehab.
Right now, the Body UP Evolution, an “ActiveForever Exclusive” product, is 50% off.
The new, advanced Body UP Evolution (pictured left) is a sturdy, comfortable, easily maneuverable patient transporter that single- handedly takes the place of a number of different mobility aids.
Viewed by experts as “the future of mobility,” the Body UP is versatile enough to mobilize a patient throughout all of the various activities of their entire day, no matter what that entails.
The Body UP acts as a patient lifter, commode/seat, a bath/shower seat, car/van access, versatile home/facility wheelchair and much more.
Working as a patient lift, the seat slides easily underneath the patient and attaches simply to the Body UP frame.Then, by using the manual hand crank, a person is quickly and comfortably lifted out of their bed and into the Body UP. From this point, the patient may be quickly and easily transported to another nearby location, like a restroom, vehicle, or other testing facility, without having to be moved from the lift to a transport apparatus.
True and complete mobility is now possible and the job of a caregiver is infinitely easier.
The elderly woman’s caregivers both had to work that day, so no one was able to stay home and look after her. They noticed she was missing when they returned home from work. With the help of the local media, the woman was found and reunited with her caregivers at around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
Similarly, Glen Edward Martin, a 78-year-old Phoenix man who went missing Thursday was found Saturday when he knocked on a door asking for help.
His adult children said Martin suffers from a cognitive impairment similar to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Active Halo GPS is the perfect tool to prevent this sort of thing from happening. It’s so affordable and allows you to effortlessly keep tabs on those in your care. Because even the best caregivers in the world can’t be there all the time.
The advanced, robust and customizable adult tracking and monitoring system, Active Halo GPS, is just the help caregivers need.