Being a caregiver can be challenging. And we’re here for you, with advanced technology and proven products designed to help the healing process, plus advice, tips and insights to help take care of your loved ones.
The trouble with germs is that you can’t always see them. But they’re always there – on common every day objects – invisible, but waiting to strike.
In fact, research shows that mobile phones harbor 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle in a typical men’s restroom.
Experts say the easiest way to prevent the spread of illness is by frequent handwashing. Soap and water works, but a convenient alternative is alcohol-based hand sanitizers like Nexcare™ Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer. It kills up to 99% of most common germs in just 15 seconds. Plus it leaves hands feeling soft and smooth.
Timothy J., Stanford University, Journal of Microbiology, July, 2010; and In vitro data on file at 3M.
According to the National Pain Foundation, older adults are more prone to sprains and strains, and may be more common among the chronically ill as well. The basic treatment for these common injuries to muscles and tendons is called R.I.C.E. Therapy:
Rest: stop the activity immediately.
Ice: apply a Nexcare™ Cold Pack to reduce the size of blood vessels, thereby decreasing the bleeding, reducing swelling, and easing pain.
Compression: apply a compression bandage to the injured area to help reduce swelling.
Elevation: elevate the injured limb above the level of the heart to help drain excess fluid.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your health care provider with any questions regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you read here.