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American Home Health Care

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214 W 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51103
Last Updated: January 25, 2018

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About American Home Health Care

American Home Health care is pleased to offer a comprehensive service to all patients who require durable medical equipment at home throughout western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and south east South Dakota.
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American Home Health Care is pleased to offer a comprehensive service to all patients who require durable medical equipment at home throughout western Iowa, eastern Nebraska and south east South Dakota. We are proud to be locally owned and operated.


American Home Health Care meets or exceeds all Medicare/Medicaid and insurance industry standards. We are accredited with the Health Care Quality Association in Waterloo, Iowa.

American Home Health Care carries most durable medical equipment. If we don't have what you need, we will make every effort to special order the right equipment for you. We provide 24-hour emergency services.

Please contact us at our Sioux City, Iowa location:

Local (712) 277-2273 or Toll-Free 1-800-217-2275

Fremont, Nebraska location: Local (402) 727-6021 or Toll-Free 1-877-220-9319.

We look forward to serving your durable medical needs.


Standard items covered by Medicare, Medicaid and other insurances. We bill Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurances for purchase or rental of equipment or repairs. Insurance claim filing is handled at no additional charge.

Delivery is available and our store hours in both locations are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 24-hour emergency service. 

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If you want to know how to select the right mobility device for you, it is always best to discuss your options with a physical therapist or doctor. But there are a lot of circumstances and “hints” that can lead you to choosing the right mobility device.

And there are numerous devices to choose from depending on your current physical condition.

Let’s take a look at the most common mobility devices from a top-down view starting with devices for those with an easier time walking down to wheelchairs for people with significant balance- and muscle-related issues.

WHEN TO SELECT A CANE

A cane is ideal for a user that has better balance and can shift weight from one leg to another without any weight bearing concerns. The rule of thumb is that when a person can use a walker with one hand, they’ll likely be able to move to a cane.

Canes can make mobility more fluid and allow for added balance and strength, too.

There are three main cane types:

  • Single Tip: Single tip canes are the most common option. These single tips allow for a lighter overall cane and easier movement.
  • Quad Cane: Quad canes are meant to add more overall support to the user. The benefits of quad canes are that the larger base adds to the support of the cane and can help to eliminate slips and falls. This is a common choice for stroke suffers. The major downside of a quad cane is that it’s awkward to move and position.
  • Forearm Canes: A person that has more problems with weight transfer and balance will do well with forearm canes. These are the choice when progressing from a walker to a cane and will help when both the left and right side if the user has significant strength issues.

If a person is progressing from a walker or wheel chair to a cane, they usually go from forearm to a single tip or quad cane.

WHEN TO SELECT A WALKER

A person that needs both hands to balance or has significant weight bearing or transfer issues will need a walker. Even a person that has difficulty sitting up on the end of their bed will find that they can often use a walker. These devices can lead to enhanced mobility and further muscle gain, too.

Walkers can be found in the following:

  • Walking Frame: The standard walker is a walking frame that needs to be picked up and moved with each step. These walkers provide the best overall balance to the user.
  • Wheeled Walker: Quicker and easier to move, the wheeled walker doesn’t need to be picked up to move (great for shoulder injuries). These walkers are best when a person can walk faster and even walk over uneven terrain. A downside is that these walkers are often difficult to use on grass or carpet.
  • Rollators: The rollator has wheels on all four posts vs two stoppers as seen on the wheeled walker. This is ideal for anyone that wants to go on a longer walk and doesn’t need stoppers for added support. Baskets and even seats may be included.
  • Knee Walkers: The knee walker is ideal for temporary use. This one-legged walker is meant for people with weight bearing issues on one leg and are propelled with the good leg. For example, a person with a broken ankle or damaged knee may use a knee walker, but this is not a permanent solution in most circumstances.

You’ll also find walkers with seats (good for when a person gets tired) as well as stand-assist bars.

WHEN TO CHOOSE A WHEELCHAIR

Paralysis, severe weakness, strokes or a high risk of falling are a few of the reasons why people choose a wheelchair over other mobility devices. There is a myriad of different wheelchair types – both able to be propelled by the user and those propelled by another person.

The most common are:

  • Motorized: The motorized wheelchair propels a user through a built-in battery. This is the choice for someone with little hand and arm function, and even quadriplegics will find options to help them be mobile again.
  • Lightweight: A lightweight wheelchair may or may not be self-propelled, and these wheelchairs are often able to fold to allow for easy transport.
  • Custom: Custom built wheelchairs will be fitted to a user and are often able to come apart rather than fold up.
  • Reclining: The reclining wheelchair is lightweight and a good choice for anyone with hypotension or contractures. This allows for the redistribution of weight to allow for less sores and discomfort when used.

And you’ll find wheelchairs for airplane usage, active wheelchairs meant for sports and speed as well as standing wheelchairs which can be used prior to learning to stand upright to help with blood pressure-related issues.

When in doubt, discuss your options with a physical or occupational therapist whom will assess your condition and provide recommendations suited to you.

- From www.upliftingmobility.com

 

214 W 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51103 
712-277-2273

 

Everyday life would be difficult if wheelchairs didn’t exist. Users depend on their devices to improve their quality of life. Wheelchair owners usually keep maintenance and repairs up-to-date to assure they won’t be stranded with a broken wheelchair. While most users follow a strict wheelchair maintenance schedule, others prefer to leave repairs for the last minute. The following reasons will explain why wheelchair maintenance checkups are so important.

1. Prevention

Providing checkups for your wheelchair is similar to having personal visits to your doctor. Both types of checkups are meant to prevent further illness or help maintain current issues. Regular checkups with a licensed wheelchair service technician will determine if there are certain issues that could arise in the future. The technician will guide you on how to prevent problems from arising or becoming worse over time.

2. Unexpected Issues

As a wheelchair user, you might have experienced a sudden breakdown with your power wheelchair. This is a scary and stressful moment that strikes fear into most wheelchair users. Unexpected problems such as the joystick not working, the motor having problems or the brakes hesitating to stop are common unexpected issues. Regular checkups will help catch problems in advance and prevent you from being stranded.

3. Hidden Damage

Wheelchairs go through rain, puddles, mud, snow, debris and tuff terrain on a daily basis. Sometimes exposure to certain elements can cause internal damage that isn’t recognizable to the human eye. A regular checkup will locate any internal hidden issues or damage that is done to the motor or structure of the wheelchair.

4. Safety

Flat tires, broken joysticks, loose wheels and damaged brakes can cause injury to the user. Some damages can become so severe it causes the wheelchair to tip over. The most common fear of wheelchair users is not being able to use the wheel locks properly. When there are problems with the wheels it often causes the wheel locks to not secure properly. This leads to the wheelchair rolling or moving during the transfer process which can lead to the user falling.

5. Extending the Life of the Wheelchair

Providing regular checkups for your wheelchair helps prolong the life of the device. Standard maintenance and repairs keep the wheelchair in good working order and prevent small issues from becoming larger ones in the future.

6. Costs

Some wheelchair users are concerned about pricing for maintenance and repairs. Concerns about costs are the main reason most wheelchair users procrastinate and postpone maintenance appointments. The delay causes damaged parts of the wheelchair to become worse. Sometimes the delay can cause other parts surrounding the main problem to become damaged as well. The secret to affording regular maintenance and repairs on your wheelchair is finding a wheelchair repair service that offers payment options. WSR Solutions is one repair service that offers a variety of payment methods including financing.

7. Peace of Mind

As a wheelchair user, you probably spend a lot of time worried that something might happen to your device. This concern usually arises when you know something isn’t quite right with your wheelchair. Providing regular maintenance checkups will give you peace of mind knowing your wheelchair is working properly at all times.

8. Travel Preparations

Traveling is becoming easier for wheelchair users due to the guidelines Americans with Disability Act has set for the travel industry. Whether you choose to travel by car, plane, cruise ship, or train, your wheelchair needs to be in excellent condition. As a wheelchair user, you know planning a trip in advance is mandatory to enjoy a smooth experience. Finding time in your schedule to perform repairs or maintenance on your wheelchair may postpone travel plans. For example, if you need a specific part that needs to be ordered it can take a few extra days or weeks to arrive. This timing will interfere with your travel itinerary. Regular checkups will help you prepare in advance and avoid delaying your trip.

9. Dependability

Wheelchairs are depended on to help live everyday life. If your wheelchair is always breaking down or having problems you won’t feel safe or confident in its dependability. Lack of dependability often causes users to limit the places they go and deters them from living a full life.

10. Independence

Wheelchair users describe various feeling they have when they use their wheelchair. One of the most common descriptions is the feeling of independence. Users don’t have to rely on others to get them around. They have the freedom to go where they want without assistance. This independence allows users to confidently live their lives working, running errands, visiting friends, shopping, traveling and more.

Power wheelchairs require regular checkups to ensure they are working properly at all times. It is highly recommended to keep a notebook dedicated to logging maintenance and repairs conducted on the wheelchair. This notebook should be used to provide the technician with the history of wheelchair repairs. This will help the technician pinpoint reoccurring issues as well as catch future issues from arising.

-From http://wsrsolutions.com

At American Home Health Care Co., we know the importance of check-ups. call today and make an appointment with us!

 

214 W 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51103 
712-277-2273

American Home Health Care carries most durable medical equipment. If we don't have what you need, we will make every effort to special order the right equipment for you. We provide 24-hour emergency services. Please contact us at our Sioux City, Iowa location: Local (712) 277-2273 or Toll-Free 1-800-217-2275.

 

214 W 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51103 
712-277-2273