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In brief: Older adults & tech adoption, Quipt’s new capital 

January 3, 2024HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A new AARP survey finds that older Americans are just as likely to own a smartphone, tablet or other device.  Nearly nine out of 10 Americans – 89% of those 50-plus and 90% of those 18-49 – own a smart phone, according to “2024 Tech Trends and Adults 50+.”  Other findings:  Only 13% of adults 50-plus are currently taking advantage of technology to manage their health, despite 69% having one or more chronic or serious conditions....

AARP, Quipt Home Medical, seniors, Technology

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I haven't seen so much HME in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical.

December 22, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

They came clutching Medicare cards, fingers wrapped firmly around cane handles and rollator grips. I haven't seen so much home medical equipment in one place since my last visit to Black Bear Medical. This morning  a couple of hundred seniors—and me—descended on a local church for flu shots. What does this have to do with HME News, you ask? This morning reminded me of just how much people depend on HME in order to stay mobile, active and healthy. I don't think most people really...

Caregiver, e-SP, Flu Shots, Medicare, Medicare, rollator, seniors

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Don't get left out in the cold

December 18, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It's bitterly cold here today in our little corner of New England, although today's weather is an improvement over yesterday when temps could most optimistically be described as bone-chilling. As I scurried from my car, I thought of all the seniors who were probably staying inside, safe from icy walkways and blowing winds. Many of them, the ones providers are most familiar with, are homebound for health reasons as well. They have limited mobility or may be on oxygen and find it too cumbersome...

Congress, e-SP, Health care reform, Homebound, Mobility, Oxygen, Provider, Reimbursement, RT, seniors

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