Promoting Home Safety

We understand the importance of keeping loved ones home safe and sound – during the holidays and throughout the year. The prevalence of falls due to lack of bathroom and household safety is astounding. One-fourth of Americans fall each year. Using products that promote independence and safety can greatly impact patients and loved ones. We need to work together to help assess daily living activities to determine what products patients need. Our staff will help and assist in finding the right products and properly fit them for comfort. Frontier offers many products… Read More

Supporting Independence

At our formation, the concept of HOME was at the center of what Frontier set out to be. So much so that it was included in our very name—Frontier Home Medical. Home is where we go for comfort, relaxation and contentment. No matter our age, we all strive for and enjoy independence. The importance of being independent is twofold for seniors. First, it is sometimes the only thing seniors may feel they can control as certain aspects of their life change with age. Secondly, maintaining independence promotes a sense of achievement that… Read More

IF IT WERE YOUR PARENT… WHY CHOOSE FRONTIER HOME MEDICAL FOR OXYGEN NEEDS

Patients have many questions and concerns when choosing a home care company to provide them with oxygen.  WILL THE COMPANY MY PATIENTS CHOOSE KNOW THE EQUIPMENT THAT IS BEST FOR THEM?  At Frontier Home Medical, we know that each oxygen device has its own benefits and features. Understanding the patient’s prescription, lifestyle and usage needs will help us determine just the right oxygen device. We call it the Best Match Protocol. WILL THEY PROVIDE ON CALL SERVICE?  We offer a 24/7 After Hours Emergency Line. In addition, trained on-call staff is available for… Read More

Categorizing Incontinence

Incontinence: It takes a Team; Categorizing Incontinence Publication: Provider Magazine Author: Amy Mendoza Publisher: American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living “Vetter Health Services, headquartered in Elkhorn, Neb., takes a restorative approach to bowel and bladder retraining. When new residents walk in the door, staff assess them for incontinence and take it a step further to determine the type of incontinence they have. ‘This can fall into one of four categories—stress, urge, transient, and functional,’ says Michelle Wallace, RN-BC, a certified registered rehabilitation nurse and clinical coordinator at Vetter. One of… Read More

Depression Treatment and OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment Doesn’t Work Publication: Mental Health Weekly Digest Study Author: Dr. W. Vaughn McCall, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Publisher: NewsRX LLC According to recent findings, there may be a link between unsuccessful treatment of depression and undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When a patient has treatment-resistant depression, sleep testing is warranted; even for those who do not fit the usual criteria for sleep apnea. “[Dr. W. Vaughn McCall] found clinically… Read More