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Blog posts for July, 2019

Discover the latest innovations in the low-vision, low-hearing, and mobility industry, as well as those must-have products to enhance your day-to-day life. Our Independent-Living Blogs will help inspire you and make your daily life a little less of a struggle and a bit more pleasurable with assistive products, suggestions, motivational stories and advice. MaxiAids Helps You Do It . . . Yourself™. We welcome you to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading a particular blog!
29 July, 2019

Reads and Talks... The Wireless Digital Highlighter that scans, reads and talks out loud

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The Scanmarker Air is a portable and wireless digital highlighter that will scan and edit your notes on the go. Scans, reads, and talks out loud with full sentence translation.  Now available at MaxiAids, this wireless pen scanner accurately captures text and translates in over 40 languages!  Simply select the language you would like to translate to, slide the pen over your paper document and the translation will appear. Instantly take notes and create summaries with integrated text to speech.

An incredible time saving and productivity tool that you no longer need to highlight or retype what you read.  Just slide it across any printed text and it will instantly transfer into your computer, mobile device App or cloud services.

Ideal for those with sight impairment, dyslexia and other learning challenges and is used in the special education sector to help students achieve academic success.  Works as a great memory tool and gives a clearer understanding and comprehension of the scanned material.  So easy to use with fast copying speed, this Scanmarker get the job done fast! 

MaxiAids specializes in a large variety of products for the blind, low vision aids, blind accessories, low vision products for the visually impaired, and products for the hearing impaired and those with physical challenges.  We strive to provide items to make life more accessible and easier to help achieve your goals. 

29 July, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     With over 10,000 items, MaxiAids has become the one-stop super-store for the blind, deaf and physically challenged, and its product catalog is considered by many to be the reference guide of the industry.

Keeping the prices low is our goal so that more of the people who really need these items could afford them. MaxiAids is here to ensure that the physically challenged are served with respect and diligence.

Call for your free catalog at 1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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22 July, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     MaxiAids has the largest selection of products for the blind and low vision-- braille and talking products, canes, assistive tools and more, products for the hearing impaired, home healthcare and mobility products.

Our extensive range of items are designed to improve the lives of seniors, the blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, diabetic, arthritic and those with mobility challenges and other special needs.

Our dedicated staff of employees are always here to serve our customers who live with physical challenges.  Call for your free catalog with over 10,000 items.
1-800-522-6294 or visit our website at www.maxiaids.com.  
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22 July, 2019

The Solution to Incontinence Problems: MaxiAids’ Reusable Underpads, Disposable Briefs, Washable Underwear & More

Incontinence issues can be embarrassing and an inconvenience to everyday life, but MaxiAids has products that can be your solution to an otherwise uncomfortable problem. Instead of worrying about dealing with an accident due to incontinence, browse our products like reusable underpads and breathable briefs for full coverage incontinence protection.

Our full line of incontinence products (from fashionable underwear to disposable briefs and pads) are your solution to leakage protection and embarrassing accidents.

 

Attends Breathable Briefs Economical Full Coverage Incontinence Protection (Item 152230)

Attends Breathable Briefs Economical Full Coverage Incontinence Protection

3-Ply Reusable Underpad  Maximum protection and absorbency (Item 1507052)

3-Ply Reusable Underpad  Maximum protection and absorbency

2XL Protective Extra-Absorbent Disposable Underwear Comfortable Fit with Maximum Leak Protection (Item 387731)

2XL Protective Extra-Absorbent Disposable Underwear Comfortable Fit with Maximum Leak Protection

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Full Brief Bamboo Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear (Item CWL20203L)

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Full Brief Bamboo Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Hipster Lace  Look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable (Item CWL10104L) 

Women’s Incontinence Underwear Hipster Lace  Look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Brief Wear Confitex incontinence underwear to look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable (Item CMM40206XS)

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Brief Wear Confitex incontinence underwear to look your stylish best while feeling secure and comfortable

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Short Brief  Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear (Item CMM60206S)

Men’s Incontinence Underwear Short Brief  Incontinence underwear that looks like underwear

Protective Mattress Cover – Full Size  Protect and extend the life of the mattress (Item 158054)

Protective Mattress Cover – Full Size  Protect and extend the life of the mattress

Reusable Underpads – Combo Pack – 6 Pads  Washable incontinence protection for beds & chairs (Item 161650)

Reusable Underpads – Combo Pack – 6 Pads  Washable incontinence protection for beds & chairs

MaxiAids has absorbent incontinence products for both men and women for extra protection against leaks and accidents. Browse our inventory for a complete list of incontinence products that we offer! 

15 July, 2019

MaxiAids helps those with physical challenges lead independent and active lifestyles

     After three decades in business, MaxiAids is a company that promotes a healthy, active and independent lifestyle, serving those who are physically challenged.  We have helped improve the lives of thousands of individuals with products for easier living.

     MaxiAids has been at the forefront of the independent living industry and is responsible for many inventions, developments and special product adaptations in the field, as well as searching out the latest innovations that help serve those who need these products the most so they can live each day to the fullest.
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07 July, 2019

Mana Hashimoto combines blindness and artistic dance with her other senses...

“To dance is to surrender my body and soul to unknown possibilities.  I hear, I smell, I feel, I live, I dance.”

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Mana Hashimoto was born fully sighted in Japan and trained as a classical ballet dancer into her teen years, when her sight began to decline. She moved to New York City to continue studying dance, even though her sight had disappeared completely within one year after her move. Due to optic nerve atrophy in her eyes that went undiagnosed, she had lost her vision but not her dreams of continuing as a dancer.  Mana was invited by a friend to take a dance lesson and she embraced the opportunity.  Without her sight, they decided if she observed her friend's body movements thru touch, that she could learn the dance steps while listening to the dance instructor's verbal directions. Being blind helped Mana transform her dance into a new form of art, rather than ending her dance career.

Her experience with choreography and dancing led her into creating a unique workshop called Dance without Sight, exploring artistic dance with the remaining senses.  The workshops are for blind, visually impaired and sighted people who want to learn expressive dancing by feeling the music and looking  "inside of themselves" to express their emotions with movement.

Canes for the Blind

Let’s close our eyes, open our hearts, and experience a world of rich multisensory imagination.

Mana has produced solo contemporary dance performances all over the world to people of all abilities. She has worked with a staff that interpreted all the dance movements verbally for blind audiences, and created pre and post show performance tours for her blind audience members to touch the production props and sets.

Mana uses a cane to feel her way onto the stage and uses carpet or tape to mark her dance space and direction.  Just recently Mana was a guest speaker in June of 2019 produced by Dance NY, at the New York Performing Arts Public Library talking about dance, disability and inclusiveness.  She has worked with Lighthouse International NYC, Visions NYC, Brooklyn Center for the Independence of the Disabled, Lighthouse Yokohama and was a Peace Ambassador for Vigil for International Peace which celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace in September every year. Mana has worked with other organizations as well. 

"If you also share my passion for dance, if you also believe we can turn the loss of eyesight into a gain in new artistic vision for both dancers and the audience, then let's all close our eyes for a moment, open our hearts and join me in this world of rich multisensory experience. Together we can turn darkness into new light, turn dreams into reality and turn the needs of audiences with disabilities into a fountain of inspiration for the dance field."

MaxiAids specializes in products for the blind and visually impaired, low vision aids, blind accessories and low vision products to help those with sight impairment live every day to the fullest. -- Audrey Leonard

04 July, 2019

MaxiAids’ Caregiver Alerts Can Prevent Falls, Provide Supervision and Save Lives

Whether you’re caring for a sick family member or care for a patient full-time, a caregiver’s job isn’t easy. MaxiAids’ caregiver alerts store can provide the products you need for prevention care, surveillance and supervision at all times to protect against falls and ultimately save lives.

From fall prevention monitors and sensor pad alarms, to caregiver paging systems and motion sensor alarm systems, these caregiver alerts provide crucial assistance to those who need them, as well as their caregivers who work tirelessly to provide support to the people they love. Browse through our catalog of caregiver alerts to find products that will assist in protecting those who are at risk to wander off or tending to a person where one sudden movement or fall can result in serious injury.

Personal Paging System – 2 Call Button and 1 Pager (Item 903992) Alerts caregivers when assistance is needed

Personal Paging System – 2 Call Button and 1 Pager

Simple Home Wi-Fi Motion Sensor with Message Alerts (Item 805114) Be alerted when movement is detected

Simple Home Wi-Fi Motion Sensor with Message Alerts

Easy-to-Use TamperProof Bed-Chair Exit Alarm (Item 903941) Use with sensor pad for alerts if patient moves

Easy-to-Use TamperProof Bed-Chair Exit Alarm

Portable Push Alert One-Touch Alert System (Item 151141) Alert loved ones with an alarm if you need help

Portable Push Alert One-Touch Alert System

CordLess Bed Sensor Pad 10x30-in with Transmitter (Item 903959) Alerts caregivers when the patient gets out of bed

CordLess Bed Sensor Pad 10x30-in with Transmitter

Wireless Motion Sensor for Economy CMU (Item 903988) Detects movement of patients for nurses/caregivers

Wireless Motion Sensor for Economy CMU

Cordless Long Floor Mat for FallGuard Cordless Monitor (Item 903978) Floor Mat with Transmitter for patient monitoring

Cordless Long Floor Mat for FallGuard Cordless Monitor

Care Home Alerting Solution (Item 901136) Get flashing alerts of phone calls & visitors

Care Home Alerting Solution

Wander Alarm (Item 903939) Convenient, Wireless Motion Sensor System

Wander Alarm

Responsible Switch Alert Unit (Item 801341) Provides single switch access with efficient, two-way communication

 Wander Alarm Responsible Switch Alert Unit

MaxiAids’ caregiver alerts store has what you need to keep your loved ones safe in the event of a fall, if they wander off or to provide assistance in times of need. We’re here to help!